Sew Creative Cafe’ was started as a children’s sewing school in the South Bay of Los Angeles in 1989 as “Sew Fun, Sew Easy”. It became “Sew Creative Cafe” in 2003 when it was purchased by Joyce Blaney Zappellini, who had been teaching for Sew Fun, Sew Easy for years, and moved it to its current (larger) location at 1726 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach, California.
We also teach classes to adults as well, and we started doing Custom Embroidery in 2004.
We pride ourselves in passing along the skills of sewing, quilting, to kids starting at the age of 6, and knitting and crochet at the age of 8. Our objective is to teach these skills in a non-competitive environment, and to encourage kids to work at their own pace. We love to watch them growing in self-esteem & self-confidence as their skills improve. We know that some of our students are going to do amazing things in these fields!
There are two videos shown at the right. In the first, you will see our space. In the second, we have some of our kids showing off what they have made. The video is a bit shaky, but the kids are so cute and proud! We have a huge galleries of kids with their finished projects on our Facebook page.
Sew Creative Cafe is owned and operated by Joyce Blaney Zappellini, who has been sewing since she learned in high school….many years ago….in the 60’s. Sewing for people became her main source of income when she was a single mom in the 70’s & 80’s. After sewing clothing for many years, she decided to try quilting, and loves, loves, loves it! She loves to make art/decorative quilts – see the “Made to Order” page…
The Custom Embroidery & Digitizing is done by her husband, Michael Zappellini.
Sew Creative Cafe is located at 1726 Aviation Blvd., at Artesia, in Redondo Beach, California, 90278