Just beyond the milky-blue and raspberry hues of its flowerbox-adorned storefront, Sewtropolis nurtures constant creativity with sewing workshops and do-it-yourself sewing stations. A self-taught sewist, owner Nikol Gianopoulos often teaches stitching techniques and threading essentials while her students assemble their own skirts, blouses, and quilts. Instructors Laura, Raina, and Annie also share their personal styles with children and adults while transforming elaborate fabrics and yarns into functional artwork. For personal projects, the shop carries sewing and quilting patterns from Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, Colette Patterns, and Tula Pink. A series of sewing machines, sergers, and cutting spaces are available for rent by the hour, and stacks of colorful bolts inspire creativity along with the shop dog Skilos, whose trusting gaze often convinces sewists to craft elaborate doggie mansions.