Wednesday, May 18, 2011

D.I.Y. to D.I.E. for at the D.I.Y. Factory

Posted By on Wed, May 18, 2011 at 9:23 AM

click to enlarge dsc01685jpg

San Antonio’s alternative sewing studio Sew-Deluxe, a recent “do-it-yourself” venture that always did more than stitch, has evolved. The new creature on San Antonio’s shore? The D.I.Y. Factory on San Pedro. But don’t look for any smokestacks; this is still a hand-made venture catering to local artists and amateurs alike. Located at 529 San Pedro, The D.I.Y. Factory’s artisan boutique showcases designs from over 30 local vendors. Among the one-of-a-kind objects there recently was a red leather beer holster, polka-dotted and strawberry adorned handbags, and — all the rave at SXSW this year — colorful feather hair extensions and peacock earrings.

Owners Laura Salazar, Stella Marroquin, and Missy Ozuna draw on a gamut of professional skills, from drawing, sculpting, and painting to working with mixed media, like fibers and found objects, and seamstressing with vintage fibers and textile patterns. The ladies share their talents by hosting exciting classes, art shows, and gallery openings, and selling “Craft n’ Go” stations for the busy crafter. These “stations” — kits, really — are only $5, plus the cost of materials per project, and take about 30 minutes to construct. However, diehard crafters should sign up for the membership program to use the “Craft n’ Go” tables at the shop for free.

Local artisans are encouraged to contact The D.I.Y. Factory directly for information about how to showcase their own artwork, housewares, clothing, jewelry and (possibly) beer holsters. Membership includes discounts on classes and merchandise, as well as priority lab hours to use sewing machines and cutting tables.

click to enlarge dsc01691jpg

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Read the Digital Print Issue

March 25, 2020


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation