Cotton Cuts, an online fabric retailer, is thrilled to announce its expansion into a brick and mortar sewing and creative event space, Cotton Cuts Collective, in Chesterfield Mall.
“We started about two years ago all online with fabric, sold either as a fabric box or a project. It’s like StitchFix [a clothing subscription box service] but for fabric,” Cotton Cuts Owner Kim Moos said.
After two years of success in her online business, Kim decided to think bigger.
“I wanted to give back to my community, make an investment in St. Louis and do something challenging and fun,” Kim said. “It was the typical outgrow your basement story.”
Kim now has a dozen employees at Cotton Cuts.
“We moved into Chesterfield Mall as a membership-based community sewing center. We provide sewing machines, cutting tables, irons, ironing boards, design walls, and people can come in groups or individually.”
While half of the space is dedicated to fulfilling the online retail side of the business, the other half is dedicated to the creative event space – which can be used for personal sewing [sign up for a time slot at cottoncutscollective.com] or special events such as “sip and sews” in which attendees can drink beverages and sew with friends.
“I think it’s an underserved service. As places close, such as a quilt or fabric shop, it leaves fewer places to get together as a sewing community,” Kim said. “It’s hard to lug your sewing machine to someone’s house and sew together, so we’re providing people that opportunity.”
Cotton Cuts is hosting an open house from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.
2032 Chesterfield Mall • Chesterfield