In 1940 Bob McDougal opened his retail sewing machine store and called it Bob McDougals 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 grandson, Doug owned and operated the original store up unitl 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 celebrate by participating in our Diamond Anniversary Sewing Contest. In order to commemorate this milestone we will be sponsoring a sewing contest. 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 Décor/Crafting. The Grand Prize will be selected from among the three categories and then the top entry from each category will be awarded a prize as well. Each of these prizes are valued at over $500. Contest winners will be announced on August 15 and the entries will be displayed at our 20141 Park Row location August 14-29. 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. Click here for contest rules and judging criteria for more information. Sew Challenge Entry Form
This will be a blind judging by three local sewing/quilting artist. So, start working on those entries. You can be the new owner of a Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Royale by winning McDougal Sewing Centers Diamond Anniversary Sewing Challenge.
Kids Sew Kool
Kids Classes have been overwhelmingly successful so we have added an Intro to Kids sewing. This is for the first time sewer age 8-12 to learn the basics of the machine and be evaluated to be placed in either the Beginning Kids Sew Kool or Intermediate Kids Sew Kool. The Intro class is April 8 from 4-6:30 and May 6 from 4-6:30. Class size is limited to 6, so register soon. Cost is $30 and includes supplies.
Check the calendar for Kids Sew Kool Beginning and Intermediate dates for April and May.
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).
Annual Christmas in July
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. In addition we will have our quick gifts semi-nar. Additional details to be posted on our website in June.