New Terre Haute Business Plans To Teach Sewing

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Updated: February 28, 2013

A new business is opening up shop in Terre Haute.

The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for Wabash Valley Fabrics.

It's located in a new building on Wabash Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets.

Besides fabrics, the business also sells and services sewing machines as well as vacuum cleaners.

Wabash Valley Fabrics also plans to host instructional classes from basic sewing to quilting.

"We're also trying to reach out into the community and maybe work with some different organizations to help with teaching since the schools don't really teach sewing anymore. We're reaching out to try to teach youth sewing classes and things like that as well," says co-owner Theresa Market.

Wabash Valley Fabrics is open Mondays through Saturdays.

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Mayor Bennett welcomes Wabash Valley Fabrics to Terre Haute. The ribbon cutting took place at their new location of 1347 Wabash.


Click here to view Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett's page



Businesses expand in Terre Haute


Updated: Saturday, 02 Feb 2013, 11:31 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 02 Feb 2013, 6:33 PM EST

Gina Glaros

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Vacant buildings, boarded up windows and "closed" signs are all that remains for some of the restaurants our families used to frequent.

News 10 reported several businesses leaving the Wabash Valley within just weeks of each other at the end of 2012.

Two months later, despite the unwanted trend of closings, one business owner feels surprisingly optimistic.

"It's kind of been up and down with the economy, as things have changed, but the sewing machine business has definitely grown over the last few years," Wabash Valley Fabrics co-owner Theresa Market said.



Ladies & Gentlemen,

It is my pleasure to announce that what you've been hearing me talk about for quite sometime now, (a new building, carrying fabric, etc.) is finally going to become a reality. I am pleased to tell you that I have taken on a business partner; Mrs. Nancy Dowell. Many of you know Nancy from either attending a class here & there with her or met her at one of our many seminars. And some of you may know her as the Director of the Vigo County Public Libraries. Nancy's love of sewing & quilting has always given her the dream of one day owning a fabric store, as has been mine for many years. So, Nancy & I have joined forces to make our dream a reality. And in order for this to happen, means that I must move to a temporary location. Fortunately I have found a location just down the street @ 2125 Wabash Ave., which is on the corner of Wabash & Monterey. It's next to the Sammer's Driving School. We will close our doors at 1347 Wabash on Thurs. Aug. 30th and reopen on Tues. Sept. 4th @ 2125 Wabash Ave. Then hopefully if our contractors and the weather co-operate we will move back to our new building on the corner of 13 ½ & Wabash in 4 to 6 months. So be sure to read your emails from us, as we will be building our website for the new business and will keep you abreast of our progress. Now for the best part of this for all of you, we're having a moving sale! Check out some of the specials below and come help us lighten the load for our move. Some more news is that you need to mark your calendars for Tues. Oct. 23rd. We will be hosting a Husqvarna Viking event; Feet, Feet, Hoops & More. This will be soon after returning from the Husqvarna Viking Convention earlier in the month. So you'll be able to see samples with some of the new products. I have not worked out all the details yet, but will have that for you in a few days, so watch your email for more news soon. Be sure to check out the "Products Page" !