The Store

 

About Steve's

WE TAKE GOOD CARE OF OUR CUSTOMERS

People notice a difference when they come here.  They experience great service, they notice the exceptional quality and variety, and they find great prices. But most of all they feel welcomed into an environment where there’s almost always something fun going on. With 100 different Classes, 7 Clubs, and all kinds of Special Events (2 or 3 per month), Steve's has become like a community center for all things sewing, quilting, and vacuuming. Come and see for yourself why people love coming to Steve's.

 

History

 

Steve got his start in the "sewing industry" at the tender age of 10 when his budding entrepreneurial prowess merged with his interest in the family sewing machine. Soon he was sewing hems for his 5 sisters, at 25-cents a hem. Thousands of hems later, in 1992, he started his store. Steve maintains that “It’s not really about making money, it’s about building relationships.” And this mantra, coupled with his integrity, has paid off.  Steve has been honored with several local and national awards; but more important to Steve is the gratification of knowing that his customers are assured of getting a good honest deal, and that they’ll enjoy their visit to the store. 


Summary of offerings

 

We have just about everything you might need for sewing and quilting.  From notions, books, and embroidery designs to all types of machines (sewing, serging, & embroidery); as well as the furniture to accommodate your sewing endeavors. But that’s not all; we also have a variety of vacuum cleaners. And all of our merchandise is sourced from the most reputable manufacturers in the industry. 
  
In addition to merchandise, we offer state-of-the-art repair services for all types of sewing machines, sergers, embroidery, and vacuums. 

The Staff

 
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Sewing since the age of 7, she learned from her mother and aunt who worked as seamstresses in factories in the United States and in Puerto Rico for over 50 years.  She loves to make all of her "dress" clothes, and frequently makes things for others to use on special occasions.  After retiring from the Philadelphia Department of Welfare she wanted to get back into her favorite activity- sewing.  She came to Steve's as a customer to buy her dream machine and was transformed into an employee and teacher.  She now teaches club our monthly sewing club.  She  has also been sewing mummers costumes for the Murray Comics Sometimes Mummers group for the past 3 years.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge of sewing and patterns with Steve's customers,  especially the kids that are the future seamstresses.

Garments & Home Decor

Ivette

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Watching a master seamstress at work—her mother— she started sewing as a small child. The first quilt Gail worked on happened to be her mother’s last quilt. Gail served as President of Valley Forge Homestead Quilt Guild; and used to use her vacation time (from her Civil Engineering job) to help at Steves booth at quilt shows. Gail is now at Steves full time and teaches classes regularly. She has also been QVC’s “quilting expert” and appeared on air periodically to provide insights about quilts.

Quilting

Gail

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She starting 15 years ago when she received an embroidery machine for Christmas. This ignited a passion that motivated taking countless classes, collecting gobs of books and magazines, and gleefully experimenting with the technology. She’s worked and taught at Steves for 12 years.

Embroidery

Christine

The Teachers

 
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Sewing since the age of 7, she learned from her mother and aunt who worked as seamstresses in factories in the United States and in Puerto Rico for over 50 years.  She loves to make all of her "dress" clothes, and frequently makes things for others to use on special occasions.  After retiring from the Philadelphia Department of Welfare she wanted to get back into her favorite activity- sewing.  She came to Steve's as a customer to buy her dream machine and was transformed into an employee and teacher.  She now teaches club our monthly sewing club.  She  has also been sewing mummers costumes for the Murray Comics Sometimes Mummers group for the past 3 years.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge of sewing and patterns with Steve's customers,  especially the kids that are the future seamstresses.

Garments & Home Decor

Ivette

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Shannon has been working in healthcare since the age of 18.  She started as a cardiology technologist at Bethesda Hospital in Florida where she grew up.  She attained in 1985 a Bachelor in Science in Nursing and was a critical care nurse in several hospitals.  In 1990 Shannon received her Doctorate as a Chiropractic Physician from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa.  She was in private practice in Hershey, PA. until her move to Philadelphia in 2005.

 

Shannon has sewn for over 30 years with interests in all things fiber related.  She started a machine knitters group that continues to meet in Glenside, PA.  She has taught with Steves Sew and Vac since 2006 in a variety of subject matter including quilting, embroidery, garment, serger and coverstitch classes.  Shannon has hosted many special events here at Steves.  She is also the instructor for all embroidery software clubs at Steves, which include Bernina Designer, Floriani, Perfect Embroidery Pro and DesignWorks. 

Software & Quilting

Shannon

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Marie learned to sew when she was about 12 years old.  She was taught by he aunt who was a master seamstress.  As her skills increased she began making most of her own clothes.  She has made every thing from swimwear to faux fur coats.  After retiring from a successful career as a chemistry teacher, Marie began quilting and she now devotes some of her sewing time to this new skill.  She also enjoys machine embroidery and she likes to embellish her clothing.  She still takes classes at Steve’s because there is always something new and exciting to learn.

Garments, Quilting, Embroidery

Marie

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has been a regular quilt instructor at numerous quilt guilds and quilt shops around PA and surrounding states for over 12 years. She’s won numerous awards for her quilts and her quilting efforts including Most Inspirational Survivor Award from Paoli Hospital Cancer Center. Shes a member of Calico Cutters Quilt Guild and Penn Oaks Quilt Guild.

Quilting

Lee

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Phyllis Darrah has a BS Degree and an MS equivalency in Home Economics Education which included clothing and fashion. She started sewing when she was 5-years old, and has taught in Middle School, High School, and College. She’s taught private lessons and, of course, has taught extensively at Steves.

Quilting, Garments, Home Decor

Phyllis Darrah

Steve's Sewing Vacuum Quilting

314 S. Henderson Rd.

King of Prussia, PA 19406

610-768-9453

Monday 10am-6pm

Tuesday 10am-8pm

Wednesday 10am-6pm

Thursday 10am- 8pm

Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

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