The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa

The Sewing House  Ottumwa Iowa Janome and Elna Sewing/Quilting/Embroidery/Serger machines, sales & service. Riccar and Sebo Vacuums
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Check with us first for all your sewing/quilting/embroidery needs. We carry a large selection of top quality quilting fabric, sewing supplies, quilting tools, embroidery supplies, books and patterns, bag notions, long arm supplies and much more!

09/09/2023

It was crazy busy at The Sewing House this morning. Several shoppers were here because of the Sweet Creations Shop Hop that ends today at 3PM. Some were returning with their coupon that they received when they visited on the All Iowa Shop Hop. As I rushed by two ladies visiting with each other, I heard one of them say, "He is so cute." I responded, "Why, thank you." But then I realized she was talking about her dog.

New brights.  Enlarge to see texture.
09/09/2023

New brights. Enlarge to see texture.

TECHNICALLY SPEAKINGRiccar identified the two best performance vacuum technologies. Direct Air technology provides super...
09/08/2023

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING

Riccar identified the two best performance vacuum technologies. Direct Air technology provides superior carpet cleaning and Clean Air technology delivers advanced filtration and exceptional cleaning with tools. Our engineers brilliantly combined these two technologies to create our exclusive hybrid, advanced technology. We call it Tandem Air. You’ll simply call it genius.

Talk to Tracey about 0% financing on Janome Sewing Machines.  Buyers must qualify.
09/08/2023

Talk to Tracey about 0% financing on Janome Sewing Machines. Buyers must qualify.

September is National Sewing Month, and what better time to enjoy the National Sewing Month financing event! Head to your local Janome dealer today to take advantage of this financing event!

15% Discount on regular price fabric, thread and notions during the hop.
09/06/2023

15% Discount on regular price fabric, thread and notions during the hop.

We have the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9410QC on display and now have stock for sale.  More Janome Horizon Memory Craft...
09/05/2023

We have the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9410QC on display and now have stock for sale. More Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9480s will arrive this week. We have comparison charts for the 9410, 9480 and 9450 available in the store. Stop by.

Look who came to visit.  The Sewing House is now closed for the Labor Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, September...
09/02/2023

Look who came to visit. The Sewing House is now closed for the Labor Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, September 5th, at 10AM.

08/31/2023

Today on Live With Janome, follow along as we explore the amazing features of the new Horizon Memory Craft 9480QC Professional!

Come back to the Janome Sewing Machines page at 3pm EST to watch live!
Can't make it live? Come back at any time to view the recording!

These French General solids are a slightly heather version of a solid and are used in many quilt projects, not just Fren...
08/31/2023

These French General solids are a slightly heather version of a solid and are used in many quilt projects, not just French General.

08/26/2023

Most of my customers are women. One of them shared this post on her personal page. I must confess that I am irritated every time we use our expensive new dishwasher and it does not do as good of a job as the one it replaced.

RUN THE DISHWASHER TWICE! 🧐
Someone told me this on Monday and I immediately replied, ”No! You can’t do that!”
His reply, ”Why not!?” 🤔
I read the story below in one of my Mom Groups this morning and immediately connected and learned a HUGE lesson!
Read below.
👇🏻
When I was at one of my lowest (mental) points in life, I couldn’t get out of bed some days. I had no energy or motivation and was barely getting by.
I had therapy once per week, and on this particular week I didn’t have much to ‘bring’ to the session. He asked how my week was and I really had nothing to say.
“What are you struggling with?” he asked.
I gestured around me and said “I dunno man. Life.”
Not satisfied with my answer, he said “No, what exactly are you worried about right now? What feels overwhelming? When you go home after this session, what issue will be staring at you?”
I knew the answer, but it was so ridiculous that I didn’t want to say it.
I wanted to have something more substantial.
Something more profound.
But I didn’t.
So I told him, “Honestly? The dishes. It’s stupid, I know, but the more I look at them the more I CAN’T do them because I’ll have to scrub them before I put them in the dishwasher, because the dishwasher sucks, and I just can’t stand and scrub the dishes.”
I felt like an idiot even saying it.
What kind of grown woman is undone by a stack of dishes? There are people out there with *actual* problems, and I’m whining to my therapist about dishes?
But my therapist nodded in understanding and then said:
“RUN THE DISHWASHER TWICE.”
I began to tell him that you’re not supposed to, but he stopped me.
“Why aren’t you supposed to? If you don’t want to scrub the dishes and your dishwasher sucks, run it twice. Run it three times, who cares?! Rules do not exist, so stop giving yourself rules.”
It blew my mind in a way that I don’t think I can properly express.
That day, I went home and tossed my smelly dishes haphazardly into the dishwasher and ran it three times.
I felt like I had conquered a dragon.
The next day, I took a shower lying down.
A few days later. I folded my laundry and put them wherever they fit.
There were no longer arbitrary rules I had to follow, and it gave me the freedom to make accomplishments again.
Now that I’m in a healthier place, I rinse off my dishes and put them in the dishwasher properly. I shower standing up. I sort my laundry.
But at a time when living was a struggle instead of a blessing, I learned an incredibly important lesson:
THERE ARE NO RULES.
RUN THE DISHWASHER TWICE!!!
-Kate Scott

New wide backs.  Over 120 in stock.
08/24/2023

New wide backs. Over 120 in stock.

These two prints illustrate once again how the blender you choose changes what color you pull, what color becomes domina...
08/22/2023

These two prints illustrate once again how the blender you choose changes what color you pull, what color becomes dominate in the print.

Two new prints with blenders
08/21/2023

Two new prints with blenders

Kris Kelderman joined our Sewing House team a few years ago.  She also raises monarch butterflies.  She collects eggs on...
08/20/2023

Kris Kelderman joined our Sewing House team a few years ago. She also raises monarch butterflies. She collects eggs on milkweed leaves. They turn into caterpillars. At the proper time each caterpillar climbs to the top of their cage and becomes a chrysalis. When the monarch appears, Kris releases it.

Llamas.  The top three bolts arrived recently.  The bottom bolt just arrived
08/20/2023

Llamas. The top three bolts arrived recently. The bottom bolt just arrived

I have resolved that for the remainder of my life I will be not too busy to gaze at sunsets.  I saw these in the rear vi...
08/18/2023

I have resolved that for the remainder of my life I will be not too busy to gaze at sunsets. I saw these in the rear view mirror on my way home from the Albia Crazy Quilters Guild vendor night.

A new chapter in your quilting journey will arrive shortly.
08/14/2023

A new chapter in your quilting journey will arrive shortly.

I asked Tracey to go up front to receive our award for outstanding achievement from Al Enderson, our Janome America dist...
08/12/2023

I asked Tracey to go up front to receive our award for outstanding achievement from Al Enderson, our Janome America district manager.

Karen, from Ottumwa, made these dresses for her granddaughters.
08/11/2023

Karen, from Ottumwa, made these dresses for her granddaughters.

This was the view at 8 PM as I pulled away from the Sewing House.  Tracey, Linda and I had just returned from Kansas Cit...
08/10/2023

This was the view at 8 PM as I pulled away from the Sewing House. Tracey, Linda and I had just returned from Kansas City. We had attended a new product informational meeting sponsored by Janome America. Good things are coming.

I very much wanted to tell you about a very sensible policeman.  I needed an excuse and looked over the whole store for ...
08/08/2023

I very much wanted to tell you about a very sensible policeman. I needed an excuse and looked over the whole store for fabric honoring the folks in blue. These panels were the closest I could find. Look for the next post.

Watch for announcements.
08/07/2023

Watch for announcements.

Lora Duncan from Wellsburg, Iowa won our All Iowa Shop Hop in-store drawing.
08/05/2023

Lora Duncan from Wellsburg, Iowa won our All Iowa Shop Hop in-store drawing.

Erick Wolfmeyer, champion quilter from Iowa City, just finished this 12'x16' portrait quilt of his mom.  Each piece is f...
08/03/2023

Erick Wolfmeyer, champion quilter from Iowa City, just finished this 12'x16' portrait quilt of his mom. Each piece is finished at one inch. I encourage you to enlarge the image to see the pixelation. Erick sews on a Janome HD9

Crayola fabric just arrived.
08/03/2023

Crayola fabric just arrived.

08/02/2023

Previously Loved Sewing Machines on sale now. Combo Club today, 10:30 to Noon.

The 2023 All Iowa Shop Hop is history.  Now we resume our regular business hours.
07/30/2023

The 2023 All Iowa Shop Hop is history. Now we resume our regular business hours.

These red, white and blue blenders are from a collection called “Ditsy.”  They sold out quickly and are now back in stoc...
07/29/2023

These red, white and blue blenders are from a collection called “Ditsy.” They sold out quickly and are now back in stock.

The Sewing House has been nominated in the Ottumwa Courier for best decorated store window.  Kris Kelderman does a wonde...
07/27/2023

The Sewing House has been nominated in the Ottumwa Courier for best decorated store window. Kris Kelderman does a wonderful job at keeping our window fresh and beautiful. I encourage you to vote for her window at the following link: https://ottumwacourier.secondstreetapp.com/Best-of-2023/gallery?group=462239 1. Click the link. 2. Scroll down and select "Decorated Store Window. 3. Select The Sewing House and complete info.

Our last day with the AISH is this Saturday, July  29th, from 10 to 4.  The AISH has been wonderful.  You were in a trav...
07/27/2023

Our last day with the AISH is this Saturday, July 29th, from 10 to 4. The AISH has been wonderful. You were in a traveling mood. Thank you for visiting. You received a lot of stuff from shops. You received a packet from us. Included was a valuable coupon valid for the next two months.. Yes, we will try to entice you back.

We have it in stock in the black edition.
07/27/2023

We have it in stock in the black edition.

Fast speeds and smart design make the HD9 Professional the perfect machine for sewing and quilting! You'll find everything you need to complete projects quickly and easily!
With sewing speeds up to 1,600 stitches per minute, serious sewists can experience efficiency like never before!
With sturdy construction including eight enclosed ball bearings in the main shaft of the machine you will experience the quiet and smooth sewing that Janome is known for. The side-loading jumbo bobbin allows for easy access, holding 1.4X more thread than a standard bobbin!
Click here to learn more: https://www.janome.com/machines/sewing/hd9/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=organic+social&utm_campaign=hd9+&utm_id=machine+spotlight

07/26/2023

Carolyn from Oregon made this batik quilt.

07/24/2023
07/23/2023

Jim and Mary from Ames just finished visiting every shop in the All Iowa Shop Hop while wearing their matching Spam themed shirt and apron. Well done!

Deals Worth The Drive.  Right now.
07/22/2023

Deals Worth The Drive. Right now.

*Buy Janome M17 Continental and receive $300 Home Depot gift card.*Buy Janome M7 Continental and receive $200 Home Depot...
07/21/2023

*Buy Janome M17 Continental and receive $300 Home Depot gift card.
*Buy Janome M7 Continental and receive $200 Home Depot gift card.
*Buy Janome MC9450 and receive $100 Home Depot gift card.
*Buy Janome MC6700P and receive $100 Home Depot gift card.
*Plus - Buy Janome MC9450 & get a Janome Loft 100 FREE.
*Deadline - August 31, 2023.
*WOW! Come to Ottumwa, The Sewing House welcomes ya.

04/13/2022

Happy April everyone.

More Hoffman Brights.  See previous post.
04/10/2022

More Hoffman Brights. See previous post.

Address

220 E Main Street
Ottumwa, IA
52501

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(641) 682-4995

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Fabric - Sewing Machines - Vacuums

We sell top quality Janome, Elna & Necchi sewing machines. We sell Riccar vacuums from St James, Missouri. Riccar - “The First Name in Vacuums that Last.” We sell Sebo vacuums made in Germany. We service the sewing machines and vacuums we sell. We service others as well. We maintain vacuum bags and belts for many major vacuum brands.

We stock approximately 6000 bolts of quilting fabric. Our fabric is always changing. Buy what you need to finish your project. If you need more later, it could very well be gone. Check out our large Fabric Closeout Department.

We maintain the largest thread display in southeast Iowa. When you need thread, come to The Sewing House.

We want to be your source for machine embroidery supplies. We maintain the most complete supply of embroidery stabilizers in southeast Iowa.


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Congrats to Little Red Wagon winner Debby Brandon! Debby wins the Little Red Wagon containing the Janome 2222 Sewing Machine with a retail value of $300 from The Sewing House in Ottumwa!
The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa
The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa will be giving away not only the red wagon but the Janome sewing machine valued at $300 in the wagon! The drawing will be on December 15th. You must sign up in our store. Normal business hours are Tuesday through Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-3. Stop in and see us today!
Here's our lineup of business for the Small Business Saturday Snowball Drop!

Berry Patch It Services
Bliss Ju**ie
Flea Market on Main
Good Shepard Creations
Martha's Nook & Cranny
My Chic Boutique Ottumwa Consignment Store
Pink Amethyst Boutique (inside Appanoose Rapids Mercantile)
The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa
The Stitch Doctor
On Saturday, Partners had a visit from Senator Joni Ernst. and Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks. They met with Ottumwa leadership; listening to concerns about our community. Joni & Mariannette also toured the Main Street district and visited with several of our small business owners.
Main Street Ottumwa The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa My Chic Boutique Ottumwa Consignment Store Martha's Nook & Cranny
Online Quilt Shop
The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa - Ottumwa, Iowa
https://www.quiltinghub.com/Pages/EntityID/LvG
Is your favorite shop and its events listed?
Grab your mask and head to Downtown Ottumwa to celebrate the reopening of Main Street!

Businesses will have sales, promotions and even some outdoor seating and dining, as long as the weather permits. What a great time to getstarted on your holiday shopping!

Participating businesses include:
Above & Beyond Salon
Antiquesanduniquesottumwa
Appanoose Rapids - outdoor seating
Berry Patch It Services
Bridge City TV and Appliance
El Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant - outdoor seating
Martha's Nook & Cranny - outdoor sales
Massage by Deonna
Mckee Coins, Ottumwa
My Chic Boutique Ottumwa Consignment Store - outdoor sales
Ohana Grill Hawaiian BBQ - outdoor seating
Ottumwa Flea Market - outdoor sales
Polar Xpress - outdoor seating
Red sea eritrean and Ethiopian Resturant ,Ottumwa, IA - outdoor seating
Riverside Cyclery
The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa
Studio 229
The Stitch Doctor
Top Hat Coffee & Entertainment - outdoor seating

You can also join us for the ribbon cutting in person in the Canteen Alley Breezeway, on Facebook Live or on KEDB 105.3 at 5 p.m. Remember to Shop Small, Love Local!
Join Main Street Ottumwa on Saturday, August 29, for the Shop Small. Love Local. Downtown Ottumwa event.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., stop by Central Park for a bag and passport with details of participating businesses, hand sanitizer and a mask. Bags are a suggested donation of $5 or 2 bags for $9.

A purchase from a participating business gets you a stamp in your passport. Get at least three stamps, sign the passport and turn it in. Prizes will include gift cards from participating businesses, and the winners will be drawn and announced during a Facebook Live event on Wednesday, September 2.

Participating businesses to date include Antiquesanduniquesottumwa, Appanoose Rapids, Berry Patch It Services, Bliss beauty bar, Lori R Mason Farmers Insurance, The Flea Market, IPhix I.T., Mani Designs By Mandy, My Chic Boutique Ottumwa Consignment Store, Martha's Nook & Cranny, Owls Nest Bar and Grill, Second Street Cafe, The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa, The Stitch Doctor and Studio 229.

Like and share this post to share the love for Main Street Ottumwa!
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We have a winner! 🥳🤩👏 The Swanstroms are the winners of the Wapello County Small Businesses Virtual Easter Egg Hunt that took place over the Easter weekend!

Thank you so much to all the business that participated, especially to those who donated to the winnings, and to all who took part!

Bridge View Center
Greater Ottumwa Convention + Visitors Bureau
South Ottumwa Savings Bank
The Vine Coffeehouse
KYOU TV
The Newland Company
Bliss beauty bar
Double C - Cowboy Country
The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa
Accelerate Actioncoach Business Coaching
Warehouse Barbecue Co.
Brandy Faber Myers - Culvers
In the lead up to the Easter Weekend, we bring to you the Wapello County Small Businesses Virtual Easter Egg Hunt!

How it works!: Over the next few days local participating businesses are going to be posting pictures of Easter eggs on their pages, websites, instagram pages and possibly in store windows! This is where the hunt begins!

It is up to you, the Easter egg hunt participant, to find and take screenshots of 10 of those eggs. Once you have 10 screenshots of different eggs, you can email them to [email protected] to enter! Successful participants will be entered for a chance to win a gift basket filled with items and gift cards supplied by local businesses.

Anyone can participate in the Easter Egg Hunt, which will officially begin on April 10th and end on April 12th!

Tag your friends, share this post and happy hunting! 🐰🌈

Bridge View Center
Greater Ottumwa Convention + Visitors Bureau
South Ottumwa Savings Bank
The Vine Coffeehouse
KYOU TV
The Newland Company
Bliss beauty bar
Double C - Cowboy Country
The Sewing House Ottumwa Iowa
Accelerate Actioncoach Business Coaching
Brandy Faber Myers - Culvers Ottumwa
Warehouse Barbecue Co.
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