The Rockingham Mall has a new pop-up shop and it’s just the kind of creative energy the retail center needs. This crafty corner, next to Macy’s on the second floor, puts sewing and fashion design in your hands. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to sew, or you have little ones interested in the craft, Reach Fashion is the place to be.
I’m a creative person – when I connect with people with a similar sensibility I’m immediately drawn to them. This was the case when I first met Giovanni Capato, owner and creative director of Reach Fashion.
I first came to know Gio when my girls first asked to learn how to sew, and began taking sewing classes at his original location in Haverhill. I was thrilled for Julia and Ally to explore their artistic sides. The skirts, headbands and bags they brought home made me as proud as any basket they’ve ever scored on the basketball court. There is so much value in the creative arts and I love that Gio is reviving the lost art of sewing.
Sewing Classes and Fashion Camps
Now at The Rockingham Mall, Reach Fashion is making their weekly sewing lessons, fashion camps, custom-made clothing and alterations even more accessible. With school vacation upon us here in Massachusetts, there are still a few slots open in Gio’s afternoon session starting tomorrow from 1:30-4:00. Your budding fashionistas will learn about basic stitching techniques, patterns, how to use a sewing machine and so much more.
Camp will also be held next week, Tuesday through Friday, for New Hampshire students on break. Morning sessions are from 10:00-12:30 and afternoon from 1:30-4:00. Check back with Reach for their summer program.
The moment I saw the store’s artsy signage, I couldn’t wait to take a peek inside. The colorful bolts of fabric, buckets of buttons and spools of thread were a feast for my eyes.
A glimpse of the sewing machine room left me itching to stitch. Good to know that adult sewing lessons are also available (Thursday nights and Saturday mornings).
If you are out and about at the Mall, and want to learn how to sew, be sure to stop into Reach Fashion to find out more about all they have to offer. Giovanni has so much to share, and if you are anything like me, you’ll love the authenticity and creativity of this new shop.