Roberts Sewing Center 
March 26, 2020 Update
Due to our support of the Stay At Home mandate from the Governor of Illinois, Roberts Sewing Center will continue to keep our store front closed for the safety and health of our customers and employees.

We want to thank all of our loyal customers who have reached out to us during this uncertain time. You can continue supporting our business by using our  online store to purchase kits, patterns, books and notions. Or you can  purchase gift certificates for future use.

While the store front is closed, we'll continue to be here for you the best we can:
  • Once the store front opens back up, we will complete order processing and get product shipped out right away. At the time of this update, the "shelter at home" order runs through April 7th.
  • With the store front closed, we will not be able to receive phone calls at the store, however the management team will be monitoring emails and can answer any questions that may arise. The management team can be reached at help@robertssewingcenter.com.
Thank you to those customers who have already reached out and let us know they feel we are essential. We truly appreciate it!

Please stay safe and healthy!
Kit of the week!!!
Hello Little One! 

Isn't this the sweetest baby/toddler quilt? Ranette has worked furiously to get this store sample ready for you. Love the muted fabrics and in neutral colors. This is an easy pattern - maybe you recognize it? 
 
Purchase kit   now!
Purchase pattern now!
All Classes and Community Service Opportunities based out of the shop have been postponed until the Stay At Home mandate is lifted.

Please share your current projects, completed projects or other ideas/suggestions with us on our Facebook or Instagram pages.
FREE Weekly Project
There is an urgent need for medical masks to keep our medical and immune compromised people healthy. We are committing the services of our loyal customers to assist with this community need.

We will be collecting medical face masks, but we need your help in sewing them. 

Medical Face Masks (using hairbands)

Elastic is in very short supply, so we have found a pattern that uses elastic hairbands. You will need the following supplies to get 2 masks: 

One Fat Quarter (18" x 22") piece of cotton fabric; cut  in half.  You should now have two pieces of fabric (each 18" x 11").  Set one piece of fabric aside along with one hairband for the second Face Mask.

Place right sides of fabric together and using a 1/4" seam, sew  all the way around leaving a least two or three inches of un-sewn seam.  Turn fabric right side out and press un-sewn seam edges to inside. Topstitch around the entire piece of fabric. 

Take large hairband lay it along the 8 1/2" side of fabric, fold fabric over the hairband; just enough to create casing and room for  stitching down. Leave hairband in place (it should now be sewn to one side of the face mask).  Take same hairband and place it along the parallel side of the fabric. Create another casing and sew all the way down.

Pull the hairband out of both ends of the mask (stretching it as much as possible) and the fabric will cinch up.

Put the fabric mask on your forehead and pull hairbands over your head. Bring fabric down to your neck and then position over mouth and nose. Arranging hairbands; one on back of neck below ears and other comfortably on back of head above ears. 

Purchase your kit today (makes two masks) and we'll set up a delivery time with you. 

Medical Face Masks (using ties)

The second option for a face mask uses ties made from cotton. So, in case you don't have elastic or hairbands, h ere is another  video for you to view which gives directions for using the cotton ties. 

Once you have your masks sewn, please drop them into the bin at the front of the store. We will be emptying the bin daily and then distributing them to the healthcare professionals who have reached out to us.

Thank you in advance for all you do support our community! We have a great group customers and we know you'll do your best in this time of need.

Free-Motion Quilting Pattern

For those of you who are getting projects completed, here is a cute Free-Motion Quilting pattern for your borders. Give it a try and let us know what you think about this pattern.

Or, better yet, post a photo of your quilt using this pattern to our Facebook or Instagram pages.

 
We appreciate your loyalty and we sincerely hope you are staying safe and healthy!
Roberts Sewing Center has been serving the sewing and quilting community since 1930. We have a large selection of over 8000 bolts of 100% cotton fabrics from major manufacturers. We offer a complete line of quilting and sewing notions, as well as hundreds of patterns and books.

Roberts is proud to be an authorized Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking sewing machine dealer. Our products represent innovative technology and best in class craftsmanship required by today's creative artists through sewing. We have an on-site service and sewing machine repair department that can work on all types and brands of sewing machines. We are also your source for Koala Studio cabinets and Horn cabinets. Stop in to see us today!

Everyone at Roberts appreciates your business. If you have any questions, be sure and let us know.
 
If you ever see anything in our updates that you would like to buy, but can't make it into the store, we would be happy to mail it to you.
 

Roberts Sewing Center is a faith based family business that is dedicated to serving our community through you.  You are a special ingredient that makes our business successful.