Pam Phelps and Faith Peix work on altering a pattern.

Sew Cool! Workshop in Old Homosassa

By Kathy Green Posted on April 18, 2017

About a month ago, the Homosassa Civic Club started a new skills program–the Sew Cool! Workshop.

Held in the Old Homosassa Learning Center and led by coach Faith Peix, the workshop is open to any level sewist. Whether you’ve never stitched a stitch or can make elegant gowns, Faith and her mother Geraldine Callahan, will help you along your sewing journey.

Faith Peix
Sewing Coach Faith Peix

Several sewing machines, yards of fabric and other sewing supplies were donated to the Learning Center this year, allowing the program to be free of charge and open to the public!

I’m a pretty good sewist and started making quilts a few years ago so I stopped by to check the program out!

Geraldine Callahan
Geraldine Callahan cutting out totes that she donates to charity.
Pam Phelps and Faith Peix work on altering a pattern.
Pam Phelps and Faith Peix work on altering a pattern.
Dennis Seibert
The Homosassa Civic Club Treasurer, Dennis Seibert, stopped by to see what was going on in the Learning Center and started a project on one of the donated sewing machines!
Connie and Geraldine
Connie Wright and Geraldine Callahan check out the instructions on a pattern.
Connie Wright
Connie Wright is creating a unique boho bag with bright fabrics.

sewing room

Jon Fletcher
John Fletcher dropped off another sewing machine donation. While there he told us all about sewing sheer curtains and working with sail cloth. And why is he giving his sewing machine away?
This Featherlight Singer isn’t a donation! One of the members of the group brings it every week to make her projects!

The Sew Cool! Workshop reminds me a bit of what I imagine the old time quilt groups and sewing circles were.  A place to create, have fun, and get to know the people in the community.

If you are interested in joining the workshop, they meet every Thursday at the Old Homosassa Learning Center at 10950 W. Yulee Drive in Old Homosassa from 12:30 – 3:00.  You can bring your own sewing machine, fabrics, and project, or use the many items that have been donated.

Other adult programs are being scheduled. (I overheard that there’s an upcoming fishing class with NatureCoaster Captain William Toney!)  You can learn more about the civic club and learning center by checking out the Homosassa Civic Club’s website or FaceBook page and the Old Homosassa Learning Center’s Facebook page.



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