About Us

Dream Key began when Sandra Howell (a physician) and her daughter Ashley (a dedicated fashionista) recognized the need for local opportunities to learn about the world of fashion and the skills necessary for fashion design. Initially, Dream Key was housed in converted rooms within Dr. Howell's residence, but it wasn't long before additional space became necessary, and we set off on our path to becoming what we are today!

Today, we have a beautiful new facility on Remus Road in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. All sewing machines and the tools needed to learn are provided in the classroom, as well as many of the materials necessary to complete the projects we supervise. Dream Key is run by an awesome team of fashion enthusiasts who have helped take Dream Key from an idea to reality. 

Dream Key is designed to teach anyone from ages 8 to 88 the sewing skills they need to enrich their lives -- whether that be fixing a seam, reading a pattern, or learning to design clothes of their own! We also offer fun after school and summer camp programs for kids who want to learn all about the great world of fashion. 

We have also recently become an authorized JUKI sewing machine dealer, and we have plenty of options for everyone. Whether you're a casual sewing enthusiast or a hardcore quilter, we have the machine for you! We also have plans in the near future to open a boutique with a local and online storefront that will headline Dream Key student and teacher designs, as well as designs from other independent designers throughout Michigan. 

If you find all of this as exciting as we do, come join us in our studio! It will be a fabulous adventure!
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