Mary Maurer - Seamstress

Mary Maurer is the owner of Mary's Sew & So!, a website about her sewing services and a great source for sewing tips, and arts and crafts ideas. Mary does seamstress work for clients in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and all of Northwest Arkansas.

T-shirt Quilts – A Perfect Gift for Sports Moms

T-shirt Quilts – A Perfect Gift for Sports Moms

This past week, one of my clients picked up his finished T-shirt quilt. He actually got a little choked up when he saw it. He’s a runner, participating in marathons and other long runs. This quilt represented 25 of the races that he participated in and I’m sure it brought back a lot of memories. That got me thinking.  I can remember the sports I participated in during high Continue reading

Dog Vest Tip – Getting a Custom Fit

Dog Vest Tip – Getting a Custom Fit

With winter approaching, you might want to get your four-legged companion a nice cozy dog vest. Not only do they keep your doggy warm, but they’re fashionable, too! When I make vests for the adoption center, I have five sizes that I use. Because you don’t know how big the dog is that will wear it, the sizes are kind of generic. However, when I’m making a dog vest for a Continue reading

Great for Fishin’ … Bad for Fashion!

Great for Fishin’ … Bad for Fashion!

My hubby, Steve, calls them his “high-water” pants. It seems that when he and his brother were young, they did a lot of fishing in a small stream in the woods behind their house. In fact, they blocked part of it to make a small pool to collect minnows and other small bait. They wore pants with hemlines several inches above the ankles. Supposedly this kept the pants dry while Continue reading

Right Style/Bad Fit – Fix It!

Right Style/Bad Fit – Fix It!

I don't know if this happens to you, but it certainly has happened to me. It can be very frustrating if you don't know how to fix the problem. There may be time when you go clothes shopping with a particular look or style in mind. You finally find that one garment that makes your heart sing. You take it to the fitting room to try it on. Everything looks great in the Continue reading

Welcome to Mary’s Sew & So!

Welcome to Mary’s Sew & So!

Northwest Arkansas is a beautiful place to live and work.  And Fayetteville is a great place to raise a family. This website is not just about my seamstress work. I also want to share some useful information about several topics that might interest you. That's the "So!" part. For example, I'll share some tips on sewing, fabric and garment care, and show you some arts and crafts Continue reading