Ribbon cutting and First Dollar presentation for Arla’s Sewing Room ...

Main Street Lansing held a ribbon cutting and First Dollar certificate presentation for Arla’s Sewing Room, located at 253 Main Street in Lansing. Owned by Arla and Paul Wagner of rural Lansing, Arla’s Sewing Room offers sewing machine service and sewing/quilting classes, and patrons can also purchase fabric, thread and Elna sewing machines. The business plans to offer a larger selection in the future, so customers should continue to stop in and see what’s new. While Arla’s Sewing Room will provide service for any brand of sewing machine, the business will only sell Elna machines. In fact, Arla’s Sewing Room is the only business within 100 miles of Lansing that sells Elna machines.

“I have sewn my whole life, and this store has been a dream for years,” said Arla Wagner. “I love to sew. I appreciate all of the support and well wishes. It’s terrific. When life gives you scraps, quilt.”

Customers can visit Arla’s Sewing Room to try a machine, take a class or find fabric. The business is open Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pictured above at the ribbon cutting, left to right, are Main Street Lansing representative Mary Palmborg, Arla’s Sewing Room owners Arla and Paul Wagner, and Main Street Lansing representatives Andy Kelleher and Maryann Baldwin. Submitted photo.