by Ellen Warren, photo by Kurt Johnson

Debbie Moffett’s face lights up when she talks about sewing. “I LOVE to sew!” she bubbles. Not only does she love it, she’s a whiz at it. And she’ll take on just about any challenge you can give her. Great service and work at a reasonable price.

Only eight years old when she discovered her special talent through necessity (there weren’t many stylish clothes available for larger kids in those days) she learned through experience. Many years later she spent two years in the tailoring program at MATC where she picked up new skills and refined others.

Luv II Sew opened in December 2005. Most of Debbie’s business has come through word of mouth – happy customers recommending her to their friends – and now her sandwich board is drawing people in off busy Locust Street. “I got a prime spot,” she says.

Debbie’s sewing mastery is evidenced by the boundless variety of projects she’s willing to do. Besides the usual hemming ($5 for pants, $8 for a skirt), replacing zippers ($8), and alterations, she custom creates curtains, cushions, clothing and whatever else you can imagine. Recent projects have included detailed leather vests and accessories for bikers, a maternity bridesmaid dress, an exact copy of a woman’s favorite blazer, and patching a client’s special blue jeans that were barely holding together. She can make a dress based on a picture you give her, or sew you multiples of some piece of clothing that you especially love. The possibilities are endless.

Stop in at Luv II Sew with your project. Debbie will be pleased to see you and you may meet one of her 15 grandkids. Every day finds one of them there keeping her company. (If it’s Rena, say hi for me!)

Luv II Sew
824 E. Locust Street
429-5978 cell

Riverwest Currents online edition – August, 2006