Downtown Dayton sewing shop set to close

Sew Dayton will close its doors after four years in downtown Dayton.

Owners Jesy Anderson and Tracy McElfresh said they have decided to open their own separate studios that focus more on teaching than retail.

“We have been so successful as a sewing shop in Dayton, that we decided we should offer more classes. With the retail it is hard to focus on the learning and figured if we both opened a sewing studio, we could teach twice as many people and can offer more focused classes,” the owners said.

They added that the decision was tough, but they hope to reach more members of the community with two shops.

“We love downtown and the Oregon District. We love the community and we will miss everyone. It’s a decision that we made so that we can offer even more options to the community,” Anderson and McElfresh said.

Anderson will open her new shop called Needle Ink and Thread located on Dayton Xenia Rd. in Beavercreek on Sept. 1.

McElfresh is currently looking for a space for her business, Tracy’s Sewing Studio.

Sew Dayton will stay open until Aug. 16.

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