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The Sewing Shoppe aims to inspire people by offering diverse patchwork and dressmaking fabric and courses to create that something special for yourself or others.

Sonia and Sharon believe that sewing is one of the best life skills a person can have, improving hand eye coordination, keeping your brain active and reducing stress and anxiety.


Sonia learnt to sew on her mums 1960’s Singer sewing machine and has not stopped since! Sonia has a love of textiles and has been collecting eclectic fabrics and other sewing collectables over the last 25 years and now has a chance to create a visually inspiring creative space. Sonia has a passion for all things sewing and with a conscience for the environment Sonia loves to reuse and recycle discarded wool suits and denims to make upcycled bags. 


With a sewing machine permanently on the dining room table, where her dressmaking Mum earned a good living sewing for others, Sharon was bound to learn how to sew at a young age, starting with hand embroidery at the age of 8.  Sharon's Mum helped her create her first quilt in her teens out of scrap fabric she found on that dining room floor.  She then started making her own clothes, continuing to study textiles in high school, moving onto designing and making clothes for her children, and now grandchildren.

Years on, after finalising her careers in both Finance and Real Estate, Sharon decided to follow her passion and finish her working career doing something she loves…….and opened The Sewing Shoppe with Sonia!


Sonia and Sharon met through a mutual love of sewing and all things creative after having respective careers in nursing and banking. After working together for 2 years, their passion led to the desire to share their skills with a dream to open their own sewing shop, a dream they’ve both had since they were very young. 

And so ‘The Sewing Shoppe’ was born.

Come and see what we’ve done with the place! We have created a warm and friendly vintage inspired space to relax and create. Please check our huge range of classes, from dressmaking to bag making to patchwork. We can supply all of your sewing essentials including haberdashery, thread, patterns, fabric packs and kits. We are very happy to post supplies.

Please come and say hello! We can’t wait to meet you.

Sonia & Sharon

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