The skillful garment groomers at A-1 Cleaners strive to restore the delicate denizens of customers' closets to a pristine, good-as-new state using gentle solvents, top-of-the-line equipment, and high standards of quality. Dingy blouses, pants, dress shirts, and scarves ($3.99 each on sale, $7.99 regularly) undergo a thorough, tearful conversion when placed in the redemptive care of A-1's stain-eradicating clothes cleaners and their cutting-edge habiliment-rehabilitating technology. The equipment's non-abrasive solvents work to remove soil and sauce with less harm to fabric fibres than traditional methods, without the risk of fading colours or shrinking vestments to doll-house-wardrobe size. Once cleaned, clothes return to their owners freshly pressed, packaged, and bearing newly trimmed claws.
With a total of 13 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as , Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.
Drawing on more than 20 years of cabinet-making experience, founder Paul Akers caters to the unique needs of the modern carpenter by fashioning innovative and timesaving woodworking tools. Akers solicits design ideas from working carpenters to create FastCap's unique wares, including its signature line of self-adhesive screw caps ($2.10+ for a sheet, number of caps/sheet vary based on material). Fine tune drawings with a durable FatBoy pencil ($14.95), build beatific window and door moldings with the Pro Tools reveal square ($5.95), or measure spaces with the FlatBack 16' tape measure ($7.95), which has a blank edge for writing notes and cinderblock-inspired cinquains.