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03.11.2015 16:09    Comments: 0    Categories: Chamber News      Tags: sewing  alterations  tuxedo rental  custom embroidery  

Sew Y' KnowCandi Hasbrouck learned to sew in elementary school and from her great grandmother, Florence Mercer who did mending for people in Cozad, even into her 90’s. Grandma Florence allowed her to use end of the spool thread and fabric scraps that she kept in a bucket. Little did Candi realize that those skills would lead her to open up her own business, Sew Y’ Know, in downtown Cozad.


Candi loves teaching sewing classes and has co-taught kids 1st-5th grade in Afterzone for the last several years donating fabric, supplies, sewing machines and time. She taught the kids to make doggie toys and ice packs stuffed with rice to replace the disposable ones Afterzone had been using.


Candi offers, mending, sewing new clothes and items, embroidery, dry cleaning services, tuxedo and prom dress rental, prom dress exchange program and sells sewing notions, baby items just to name a few and she has recently added retail items in her new location.


The dry cleaning aspect of the business is really picking up. Residents can drop off their dry cleaning by Thursday for Liberty Cleaners and have them back the following week on Thursday.


Candi is able to patch, repair or replace zippers, hem, and on more than one occasion, has recognized the mending stitches of her grandmother in clothes brought in for repair.


In June of 2012, Candi started Sew Y’ Know, which at that time was just teaching classes on sewing. She was located in the back of Sandra Coble’s Consignment store. The classes were so well received that she had adults offering to pay for classes for children that wanted to learn to sew but couldn’t afford the classes.


When Carol Bauer became ill and was no longer able to continue her sewing business, Candi began to expand and took on mending at that time.


Candi moved to her new location at 725 Meridian in October of this year and has started her retail business, carrying sewing notions and she has the ability to order about any notion her customers may need.
She also offers baby crib bedding and clothes, aprons, Christmas stockings, adult and children bibs, customized monogramed towels, hooded towels in a variety of superheroes styles for kids, towel wraps for women, beach towels, hot/cold corn bags for sore backs, neck, feet and she can custom make them for her customers. She also sews taggies toys for baby’s and toddlers.


“If you see something on Pinterest and you would like it made for you, just bring in the photo to me and I’ll make it if I can. I do a lot of memory quilts and pillows also. These are made from the sporting shirts from kids. I also make memory pillows and quilts from clothes for families that have lost a loved one.” shared Candi.

Candi Hasbrouck learned to sew in elementary school and from her great grandmother, Florence Mercer who did mending for people in Cozad, even into her 90’s. Grandma Florence allowed her to use end of the spool thread and fabric scraps that she kept in a bucket. Little did Candi realize that those skills would lead her to open up her own business, Sew Y’ Know, in downtown Cozad.


Candi loves teaching sewing classes and has co-taught kids 1st-5th grade in Afterzone for the last several years donating fabric, supplies, sewing machines and time. She taught the kids to make doggie toys and ice packs stuffed with rice to replace the disposable ones Afterzone had been using.


Candi offers, mending, sewing new clothes and items, embroidery, dry cleaning services, tuxedo and prom dress rental, prom dress exchange program and sells sewing notions, baby items just to name a few and she has recently added retail items in her new location.


The dry cleaning aspect of the business is really picking up. Residents can drop off their dry cleaning by Thursday for Liberty Cleaners and have them back the following week on Thursday.


Candi is able to patch, repair or replace zippers, hem, and on more than one occasion, has recognized the mending stitches of her grandmother in clothes brought in for repair.


In June of 2012, Candi started Sew Y’ Know, which at that time was just teaching classes on sewing. She was located in the back of Sandra Coble’s Consignment store. The classes were so well received that she had adults offering to pay for classes for children that wanted to learn to sew but couldn’t afford the classes.


When Carol Bauer became ill and was no longer able to continue her sewing business, Candi began to expand and took on mending at that time.


Candi moved to her new location at 725 Meridian in October of this year and has started her retail business, carrying sewing notions and she has the ability to order about any notion her customers may need.
She also offers baby crib bedding and clothes, aprons, Christmas stockings, adult and children bibs, customized monogramed towels, hooded towels in a variety of superheroes styles for kids, towel wraps for women, beach towels, hot/cold corn bags for sore backs, neck, feet and she can custom make them for her customers. She also sews taggies toys for baby’s and toddlers.


“If you see something on Pinterest and you would like it made for you, just bring in the photo to me and I’ll make it if I can. I do a lot of memory quilts and pillows also. These are made from the sporting shirts from kids. I also make memory pillows and quilts from clothes for families that have lost a loved one.” shared Candi.

Candi also makes doggie pillows, beds and toys and she has also embroidered logos and names on hundreds of items for school or gifts.


She is able to save teen girls hundreds of dollars on prom dresses with her Prom Dress Exchange Program and can alter prom dresses for further savings.
Candi is hoping to soon be able to handle large embroidery orders.


In her spare time, Candi  and her husband, Adam, enjoy watching their 3 boys play in all of their many sporting events, piano and guitar lessons. “All of the boys know how to sew and are quite good at it.”


We are very pleased to welcome Sew Y’ Know to the Cozad Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to the opportunity to help the business grow and blossom!


Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10AM-5PM
Dry Cleaning: Drop off Wednesday, Pick up next week after Noon on Thursday

 

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