EL PASO, TX (KTSM) – The Makers Collaborative is a new local arts and crafts store offering fair-sourced fabrics and tailoring classes for all ages.

Megan Oslunt, owner of The Makers Collaborative, opened the store in February, but has had this dream in mind for many years.

She learned to sew from her grandmother when she was little, which left her with fond memories.

“We used to go get a Happy Meal at McDonald’s and then go to JOANN’s Fabrics and if I behaved well I would get a quarter of a yard of fabric and then come back and do something with it.” , she remembers fondly.

Now, she wants to share her love for tailoring by sourcing unique fabrics and teaching El Pasoans a craft that stimulates the imagination.

“I think it’s really therapeutic for a lot of people to be able to do something that’s just up to you and have something that comes raw and then you come out with a new creation,” she said. stated, explaining how healing sewing can be.

In its Sunland Park Mall store, customers can find fair-sourced fabrics that often come from fabric designers across the United States who create unique patterns.

The store also includes crafts from other local artists such as jewelry, paintings, and clothing.

“We’ve never had anything like this in El Paso. We haven’t had a fabric store in El Paso for a long time, ”she said.

One thing that makes his store unique is the sewing machines which are readily available to everyone. She and her team offer sewing lessons every day of the week, for both children and adults.

“For ages eight and up, we have workshops on Sundays, where parents can drop off their kids and they can go for coffee and we take care of their kids for a few hours,” Olsun explained.

The workshops teach how to make pillow cases, scrunchies, aprons and even clothes. They also offer an option of private lessons every day of the week.

“Anyone can choose their own fabric, which is great fun, who doesn’t like the opportunity to go shopping,” Olsun said.

The next class will be on Saturday, where they will teach the sewers how to make a pillowcase.

To find more courses and to register, you can visit The Makers Collaborative Facebook page.

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