Sew Much to open at Parklane Shopping Center

WICHITA — Cynthia Zajkowski has found a new spot for her Sew Much shop, which formerly was in Delano.

She’s opening next week at Parklane Shopping Center at Lincoln and Oliver.

“I’m bringing fabric back to Parklane,” Zajkowski says.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Prairie Quilts moved from there within the last year.

“I remember coming to Parklane as a kid with my mother,” Zajkowski says. “As long as I can remember, there was a fabric store here.”

She was looking for new space when Dan Beltz of A-1 Singer Pfaff Sewing Center, which also is at Parklane, told Zajkowski how disappointed customers were that there were no fabric shops left there.

“It’s left kind of an empty place where everybody was used to going,” she says.

Sew Much will be in 2,900 square feet a few doors south of where Jo-Ann’s used to be.

Zajkowski will be open by Monday, though there’s a chance she may be able to open Friday or Saturday.

“It may not be the funky, trendy new place to be, but . . . it’s a great place for a fabric store.”