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Local Creator Spotlight!
Our community of artisans and crafts(wo)men in the Central Coast is rich with home and gift makers to exquisite small businesses specializing in garment and leather craftsmanship to companies creating handmade product internationally distributed-- wet suits, garments, outdoors-adventure, and medical gear. Grant House Sewing Center is proud to assist all customers at every level of their creative and entrepreneurial journey!
Local Creator Spotlight: Jess Conti Leather
Hand crafted leather goods made Here in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone!

One-of-a-kind pieces!
Exquisitely designed and thoughtfully hand-crafted, each piece by Jess Conti is made with attention to not just the small details, but also the true functionality and authenticity of the materials she works with.
Drawn to the organic texture and variations that come from leather, she enjoys emphasizing the unique qualities of the medium that otherwise may be discarded or overlooked.
"Leather itself is distinct in that it transforms as it ages, becoming more distinguished and beautiful with use."

Hand Dyed Leather!
We're a bit obsessed with the way she's hand-dying her leather. Follow her on Instagram to get an inside look at her process!

Go Say Hi!
Jess Conti, the owner, maker, and creative behind Jess Conti Leather Goods hails from a long line of creative people including artists, musicians, and fine crafters!
She's been sewing and crafting since she was a child and learned many of her earliest sewing skills from her grandmother who was a professional dressmaker.
All her pieces are created solely by her in her Santa Barbara studio!
Visit her retail studio today at
121 Santa Barbara Street, in the heart of the Funk Zone!

Check out her website today!

Local Creator Spotlight: Melisa!

Check out this incredible quilted coat
Hand pieced together and sewn by Melisa
We love the knee-length style and fun, relaxed open design.

Who isn't obsessed with a quilted coat?! We certainly are!
We're crazy about the way she achieved the perfect fit and do we spy pockets and a hood?! So dreamy!
Just look at the way she designed the coat with the contrasting fabric, exposing the printed fabric panels in a specific way so that you see the painted illustrations on the sleeves and back! Beautifully done.
Look at those beautiful Hong Kong Seams!
It's all about the details and we're loving these!
Thank you Melisa!

Local Creator Spotlight: Makayla!
We love this fun Jumpsuit that Makayla made! Using a simple pattern with a fun back cross strap - this is a great piece for spring and summer!

Hello Fun Back Tie! 
We're just loving the wide legs, cute stappy back bow,
And POCKETS! Man, got to love a garment with pockets!

You'll find Makayla here at the store helping out customers and putting a smile on everyone's face.
Come check out the beautiful jumpsuit she made and say hi!

Local Creator Spotlight: Svetlana_Embroidery
We're crazy about Svetlana's embroidery and sewing creations ! From upcycled dresses to custom baby clothes and even stuffed animals! There's nothing she isn't afraid to tackle !

Silk Queen Apron:
Excuse me?! I think we all need one of these!
Not only is the design perfect, but this apron looks so soft and comfy. I think I can skip the crown and just wear this!
We also loved the video of this being boxed on her Instagram! You can just tell that she's all about the details.

We couldn't get enough of these sweet bunnies she made for Easter!
"I love making gifts, personalized items, and adding embroidery to my sewing projects."
The embroidery she says, "adds a one of kind, just for 'me' thing"
We couldn't agree more!
Svetlana's Instagram account inspires you to Dream Big!
She told us that she's always loved to sew, since she was a little girl. And you can tell!
We love her thoughtfully curated account and think you might too!

Follow Svetlana today!

Local Creator Spotlight: Angelica!
You may find Angelica here at the shop adding thoughtful touches, organizing the fabric, helping customers, and making the space glow.

But what you probably didn't know was that she is an incredibly talented seamstress!
Here she tackled this Crisscross Apron pattern probably with her eyes closed (hopefully not.. ouch!)

Are you kidding me? This is reversible and only requires two yards of fabric?! How dreamy!
No Strings, No Ties, and great big POCKETS. Ugh, can't get enough of it.
She chose the Dazzle collection from Jason Yenter and we love how bright and cheerful it is.

Say Hi to Angelica if you stop by the store!
She's here during the week and is more than happy to help you with your fabric selection or talk through a project.
Ella también habla español!

Tired of losing things in your purse?!
We've got the puuurrrfect solution for you!
This staff fabric & project inspo has us droolinggg!
Using this bold strong blue canvas material and a soft fun cotton lining... 

"Sometimes it's fun to just make it up as you go along!"
Taking a turn to the wild side, she constructed this alarmingly cute and cool tote purse without a single pattern!

Is that a special pocket for your sunglasses?
You've got to be kidding me! Why have I never thought of this?!
"I hate it when I can't find something in my purse!"
Us too!

It fits your laptop, has the right strap length (so you can open it without taking the purse off your shoulder, duh), and a zipper on top to keep peeping eyes away?
I mean, this purse has it all!
Thanks for giving us all that extra inspo and some great tips!
Have you just finished a fun project that you'd like to share with our community here? Or maybe it's a cool short cut or tip?
We'd love to hear from you!