Sew Fresh Studio welcomes students of the sewing arts and clients who desire fine alterations, tailoring, custom dressmaking, designer coaching, prototypes and pattern making. We offer a full sewing program for beginners and intermediate who want to learn to sew and create beautiful garments, home decor and learn to quilt and applique and other embellishment arts.
Encouraging Your Creativity and Enhancing Your Beauty
We enhance your natural beauty by offering full alteration and tailoring services.
- Established in 2005 in the enchanting village of Niwot, Colorado between Boulder and Longmont against the beautiful Rocky Mountain foothills.
- We draw interest for sewing classes and fine alterations from our local community of Boulder County as well as clients traveling as far away as Vale, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming
- Sew Fresh Studio’s classes are unique in a small business.
- We offer short overview fashion design classes offered in major fashion design colleges and trade schools.
We love creating new classes that are often requested by our students. We will find the teachers who love to teach and specialize in their particular fashion passion.
We encourage our community of creative people and hold several events to give back to our nation, community and other countries where needed.
Sew Fresh Studio alters, tailors and creates:
- beautiful handmade wedding gowns
- mother of the bride/groom suits and outfits
- groom attire
- any special occasion dresses and
- our own couture line of bridal gowns.
We also offer a full line of classes:
- sewing for garments, home decor and quilting
- fashion design and
- yarn arts and crafting classes
- sewing tools that work, books and patterns
- sewing room furniture
- sewing machines sales
We can make it and/or teach you to make it!
Just contact us to arrange a fitting appointment or enroll in a class or go to our calendar and pay on line.
We are located in Niwot, Colorado, just 7 miles from Boulder and 4 miles from Longmont. Get directions to our studio.
What our clients are saying about Sew Fresh Studio alterations, fashion design and learn to sew classes…
Our Staff of designers, tailors, wedding gown specialists and professional instructors is dedicated to your satisfaction
for your fine alterations, dressmaking, tailoring and prototype services we offer.
We create a friendly, welcoming and professional environment that you can trust in our services and class offerings.
Our instructors are highly qualified and professionals in their fields. We draw from local talent so please let us know if
you also would like to be a part of the Sew Fresh Studio design or instructor team.
Nora McCray has been a professional dressmaker/designer/teacher/inventor in the Boulder, Colorado area since 1976.
She specializes in fine garment sewing and created lovely gowns for Miss America contestants as well as many
wedding gowns and custom wardrobes. She created Sew Fresh Studio that opened in January 2006. She enjoys
making elegant formal wear, consulting for new clothing entrepreneurs, designing for commercial clothing companies,
and teaching all levels of garment sewing. You can see Nora in her off hours hiking, enjoying movies and yoga.
Judy specializes in customizing bridal and formal wear at Sew Fresh Studio. She has been with us since our inception and has become the go to person for creative designing to give you a custom look and fit. She has been know to design up to 24 bustles on an individual wedding gown. The gown was transformed into 2 distinct gowns one for the wedding and one for the reception. Her graceful presence and expertise is respected and appreciated. Judy has a degree in business from CU and also uses her skills to organize and schedule our production schedule. Judy enjoys playing tennis and gardening.
Karen has sewn since she was 7, and has loved it since. Most of Karen’s life she worked as an occupational therapist
teaching life skills and crafts to her clients. She now shares her soft spoken, very supportive manner with our students
to encourage them to “sew outside the box”. She teaches our embellishment, bog coat, quilting, and embroidery and
serger classes. Since 1993 Karen has been teaching how to make sewing enjoyable, easy and fun.
Lenore got her first sewing machine at age 3 and started immediately teaching herself how to create new fashions for
her dolls eventually for herself and family and friends. After having working for 20 years as an engineer, she decided
she was done and started sewing again, but this time for clients. She now is the resident costumer for a local children’s
theater, specializes in vintage redesign, alterations and custom sewing, and teaches kids and pre-teens how to sew and
have fun while doing it. LeNore finds the kids and pre-teen age groups challenging and engaging and at the same time
incredibly creative and fun
Dena has both interior and fashion design degrees. She specializes in space planning and teaching quilting, beginning
sewing and project classes for Sew Fresh Studio. Living in two locations she travels between her Nebraska home and
home decor business and Boulder. In August of 2012 she was the lead designer to redesign and space plan our new
redesigned studio. Her wide range of knowledge lends creativity and problem solving to her classes.
Lauren inherited her interest in sewing from her mother who got her started at an early age. Since then she has
bounced around the various aspects of the industry including doing costume work for Trinity College theater, retail
fabric sales and wholesale buying experience, the sample room of Diane von Furstenberg as a business owner of a
prototyping firm, and as the lead designer for a women’s apparel line. When she is not elbows deep in her current
project of her wedding gown, she can be found romping with her dogs and marveling at the beauty of Colorado.