McDougal’s News

Amplify Your Creativity with the Pfaff Creative 1.5

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You are unique! Why not express that in a way that truly reflects your personality and makes you stand out? With the PFAFF® creative™ 1.5 sewing and embroidery machine it is easy and exciting to create one of a kind designs with a stylish twist. By using all the great advantages from the machine and the Embroidery Intro PC Software you’ll see your visions come true, stitch by stitch. So, let’s go spectacular! More Information.

You can take home a Diamond for our 75 Anniversary

In 1940 Bob McDougal opened his retail sewing machine store and called it Bob McDougal Sewing Machine Co. located in the Houston Heights area. Mr. McDougal had several grandsons who started in the business by sweeping the floor. His oldest grand-son, Doug owned and operated the original store up until his death in 2013. His youngest grandson, Dan, owns and operates McDougal Sewing Center with the main store in Katy and five Joann’s locations. The family business continues. 

It is with great pride that we announce the 75th Diamond Anniversary of the McDougal name serving the Houston area. Help us cele-brate by participating in our Diamond Anniver-sary Sew-ing Contest. In order to commemorate this milestone we will be sponsoring a Sewing Challenge. The grand prize will be a Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Royale. This is a top of the line sewing and embroidery machine that retails for $10,999. It can be yours if your entry is judged to be the grand prize winner. 

The contest will have three categories: Wearables, Quilting and Home Dé-cor/Crafting. The Grand Prize will be selected from among the three categories and then the top entry from each catego-ry will be awarded a prize as well. Each of these three prizes are valued at over $500. Contest winners will be announced on August 15 at 1 pm. We will be hosting a reception from 12-3, so join us for the announcement and refreshments. The entries will be displayed at our 20141 Park Row location August 15-29. Entries must be submitted no later than August 4, 2015 . You may submit your entry at any of our satellite locations. Only 1 entry per person. See contest rules and judging criteria for more information. Sewing Challenge Rules.   Sewing Challenge Entry Form.

Kids Sew Kamps

Mrs. Cydell has planned her dates for Kids Sewing Kamps, so make your plans now to attend. Pictures are now online for the Summer Kids Kamps.  In June and July, there is a morning session from 11-1 (Kids Kamp) and an afternoon session from 2-5 (Int Kids Kamp).  

More Information for Kids Kamp. 

 More Information for Int Kids Kamp.

Annual Christmas in July

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Be sure and mark your calendar for July 25. That is the date of McDougal Sewing Center annual Christmas in July event and sale. This is your opportunity to pick your discount. Balloons will be filled with discount amounts ranging from 20-50%. You will do your shopping and then select a balloon and pop it. You will receive the amount of the discount off your notions and accessories purchase. Select machines will be discounted as well. Our quick gifts seminar will be on July 25 from 1-3. This is a great trunk show that will give you some great gift ideas for Christmas. The cost is $10 to cover the copying cost of the handouts. You must register in advance as seating is limited. Call 281-347-0453 to register.  

Get Your Black Bag in August, then Shop in September During National Sewing Month

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During the month of August we will handing out our black bags at our 6 locations, while supply last. No purchase is necessary. Save this bag and during the month of September in celebration of National Sewing Month if you shop at one of our McDougal's locations with your black bag you will receive 20% off all in-stock notions and accessories. This is a great opportunity to stock up on threads, needles, etc. for that Christmas sewing. Or, you might want to see about getting that special foot. 

In conjunction with the American Sewing Guild– Houston chapter there will be demos at our 5 Joann’s locations on Sept. 12 and 26 throughout the day. Members of the ASG will be there to show you some great things and answer any questions you might have about the American Sewing Guild. Make plans to take advantage of these free demonstrations.

Husqvarna S-25/S-21 Serger Event

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Learn some great techniques with your S-21 or S-25 serger or test drive one if you are thinking of purchasing a new serger. You will be amazed at what you can do with a serger. What do you think about putting in a zipper with a serger. You will do just that at this event when you make a bag similar to those pictured below. 

Don’t miss this great event if you already have an S-25 or S-21 serger or if you are thinking of adding one to your sewing room.  More Information


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