RYE, N.Y. -- Sewing is experiencing a revival and people are once again embracing a sense of achievement from being creative and expressive through sewing.
So explains Rye resident Kim Mulcahy, founder of Sew Happy , who is seeing her business rapidly expand and grow.
Sew Happy, founded in 2012, is now in more than 25 schools in Westchester and Fairfield Counties and, for the first time ever, is running a summer camp program in Mount Kisco due to requests from existing customers.
Camps are also being run at Greenwich Academy and Rye. Each program has a slightly different focus and theme (clothing, pillows, bags, accessories, 18" doll clothes, STEM). In addition, Mulcachy offers a photo booth, fashion shows, games and camp parties.
The company, based in what was once her daughter's playroom in Mulcachy's Rye home, also specializes in school enrichment programs, weekend and private workshops, and private lessons.
New for Fall, "Pixel Sewing," a STEM-based sewing program as an after school club which allows children to improve on their math skills through a creative medium.
In December Sew Happy also offers a weekend of sewing, called "Handmade Holiday" where children make gifts for their family, friends and teachers.
"We love to encourage kids to make gifts with their hands and hearts for the special people in their lives," said Mulcahy. That is, after all, how she got started so many years ago. Mulcachy said she was taught the skill and joy of sewing by her grandmother and mother and sewing was and remains an everyday part of her life.
Go to www.sewhappyusa.net/ for more information.