Sandy’s Fabrics was established in 1977 by Sandy Votaw. Sandy started her business in a 400 square feet space, which she shared with an Elna Sewing Machine Dealer. In 1981 she bought out the Elna Sewing Machine Dealer & opened Sandy’s Fabric & Machines. She then expanded her business to include White Sewing Machines & Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines.
In 1997 her husband, Frank, retired from Hanford and joined Sandy full time in the business. Sandy expanded her business again, adding both Brother and Pfaff Sewing Machines. Sandy’s Fabrics & Machines had also broadened their product inventory to include quilting fabrics and garment fabrics.
After 35 years of supporting the Tri-Cities, Sandy & Frank retired and turned their business over to Ed & Karen Jarrett in 2012. The Jarrett’s owned multiple stores over the years with their home base being Morrow’s Sewing & Vacuum Center in Bend Oregon. After servicing the Central Oregon market for 20 years, Ed and Karen were excited to be a part of the Tri-Cities area. Sewing, embroidery and quilting education was near and dear to Karen’s heart and she was thrilled to help elevate the education scene with her passion and expertise.
Nine years and 2 grandchildren later, it was time for Karen to retire and for Ed to “try” so they handed Sandy’s Fabrics & Machines over to their daughter, Elizabeth who has been managing the business since 2014. Elizabeth was a “shop” kid and was raised in the business. She is pleased and eager to keep the Sandy’s vibe and experience going with this multigenerational business.
Sandy's Fabrics & Machines is proud to be the largest independent dealer for sewing, embroidery, quilting supplies & fabrics in the Tri-Cities area. We continue to grow so that we can best serve our community with the very best in products, education, service and experience.