Lynne Gallagher, Wee Scotty owner, and master seamstress formed the idea for Wee Scotty while sewing on her machine with her infant daughter sitting on her lap. Over 25 years later, she has built a sewing community where students and customers of all ages, skills, and backgrounds can thrive in their creativity and ideation.
Lynne provides a learning space at Wee Scotty like no other. Her career & Industry experience speaks volumes of her knowledge and expertise in garment and fashion sewing. Classes & camps at Wee Scotty give students an insight into the world of clothing design. The sewists illustrate their design, choose their fabric(s), and sew it all themselves. Along the way, they learn about textile design, fabric grainline, how-to pin, how to fix their mistakes, and the ins and outs of machine sewing. Our students finish their classes with a one-of-a-kind wearable garment (or even an outfit!) and the empowerment of their own creativity.
Wee Scotty’s adult classes allow students at any skill level to learn and improve in their sewing. Each student follows the same pattern and sews their garment in the 6 weeks with expert advice and guidance from the instructor. Beginner sewists learn the basics of sewing, how to read patterns, cut fabric, and machine sewing. Advance sewists learn how to work with more difficult fabrics, refine tricky techniques, and can add any customization or tailoring to their garment. Even our most beginner sewists have come out of the adult sewing class with confidence in their ability and a hunger for more sewing!!
Wee Scotty Sewing and Craft Boutique also offer trendy, top-quality fabric from wholesalers like Cotton+Steel, Paintbrush Studios, Tula Pink and much more! We also provide sewing notions, quilting necessities, and crafting supplies. As well as selling machines (sewing & embroidery machines, multi-needles, sergers, cover-stitch machines, and ScanNCuts), Wee Scotty offers machine servicing and repair. Plus, you can sign up for a one-on-one machine 101 class to learn the ins and outs of your own sewing machine or serger.
Early spring classes start in March 2021 for kids and adults. Please stop by our new address – 18 N Leroux Street – pick up supplies, inquire about our services, drop off a machine repair or just say hi! You can also check out our website www.weescotty.com for info on classes, products and to sign up for our newsletter!