EAST TAWAS – With an inaugural celebration on March 3, the Tawas Region Chamber of Commerce (TACC) welcomed a new business to the community.
Erin Matthew Sewing in East Tawas has now opened and owner Jan Jacob will be offering a variety of services.
Named after his children, the sewing and embroidery center was packed with event attendees – including family, staff, TACC general manager Chris Aller and other chamber officials – who stayed behind. for refreshments after cutting the ribbon.
Aller welcomed the new business to the neighborhood, adding that Jacob has lived in the community for seven years and has decided that the neighborhood could use such a facility.
Those looking to indulge their creative side should note that the company offers a range of courses for people of all experience levels; open sewing hours and other events; Husqvarna sewing and embroidery machines; quilting possibilities; and the sale of quality fabrics, threads and patterns.
With a passion for supporting the joy of creativity, Jacob says that – As the business expands to meet the needs of its customers, guilds and communities, special requests for courses, fabrics and accessories are welcome.
As a certified Kimberbell® boutique, Erin Matthew Sewing offers both sewing and machine embroidery designs.
“Erin Matthew Sewing will be hosting several Kimberbell® events and courses to expand your knowledge of sewing, embroidery and quilting,” said Cassie Reyes, Marketing Manager.
The site is also a licensed Husqvarna sewing machine store and offers machines ranging from basic sewing and quilting to machine embroidery. The store also funds the equipment, with frequent offers of zero percent interest and 20 percent off all future fabric purchases.
Customers can also get an Erin Matthew Sewing Loyalty Card, for discounts on fabric purchases, in addition to joining the Frequent Sewers Club. Members who complete five courses enter a quarterly draw for a chance to win fun prizes.
Classes and other activities can be scheduled around the evening or on weekends depending on customer availability.
According to Reyes, Jacob is more than suited to lead the classes, having obtained five teaching certificates in tailoring, heirloom tailoring, construction of children’s clothing, and overlocking technique.
Erin Matthew Sewing is described as a safe space for fabric fun, with all skill levels welcome. The center is a non-judgmental space where there are no mistakes, just creative design.
The company is located at 2035 E. US-23 in East Tawas. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but Jacob says the store will stay open later on those days, if needed.