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The Sewing Garret celebrates 20 years

Business Milestones for Sunday, March 17, 2013

Gracye Beeman shows some of the fabrics available at The Sewing Garret, a business she started 20 years ago.

News-Journal/Laurie Hahn

Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 5:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 4:19 p.m.

In 1993, Grayce Beeman opened her business, The Sewing Garret, on Nova Road with a 600-square-foot shop. Now celebrating 20 years in business, her store size has more than tripled, to 4,000 square feet, and has moved to 949 Beville Road in Daytona Beach.

The shop sells sewing machines and fabric, and offers classes in quilting and making purses, garments, accessories and applique. “We also have our ‘Project Runway’ classes, where we teach how to make clothes and how to make them fit,” Beeman said.

She started sewing when she was in high school in Miami and visited her aunt in New York every summer. Her aunt taught her to make clothes without using a pattern. After doing custom sewing while living in DeLand, she decided to teach others how to sew. “I want to teach a life skill: no-pattern, stress-free sewing,” she said.

Sewing machine technology has changed greatly in her 20 years, and she said there is a large demand among young and old alike for her sewing camps, which are taught by her and her seven employees.

“Sewing can be therapeutic and it can be fun,” she said.

The Sewing Garret is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and closed Sunday and Monday.

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