Introducing sewbox…

by Leah Taylor on July 27, 2009

Hello everyone, this is my first post so I thought I would introduce which is my new business-in-the-making, and tell you a little bit of what it’s about! will be an online sewing boutique offering carefully selected modern, stylish sewing patterns and beautiful fabrics, available individually or in convenient all-in-one sewing kits containing everything else you need to make up a particular pattern such as matching threads, linings, and interfacings.

I am by no means an experienced sewer, and  I started because when I did finally find the time to sew something, I was frustrated at how difficult it was to find supplies. There is no haberdashery near me so I would spend hours trawling the internet to find everything. I’d spend ages trawling through pages of patterns til I found one I liked: then it was even harder to find exciting, inspiring fabrics. And of course once I had the fabrics I would need to search for all the other bits such as thread, interfacing, zips etc. By the time I was finished I’d more often than not be looking at buying from 2 if not 3 shops, each with their own postage charge, so the whole project was becoming exceedingly expensive. More often than not I’d give up and put the sewing machine away.

I saw this as a perfect opportunity to create a convenient, fashion-conscious sewing shop that offered all the items you need to make a particular outfit in one place. I have spent many hours trawling through pattern catalogues and fabric warehouses to carefully hand-select the most modern and beautiful patterns and fabrics. My aim is to make shopping for your sewing supplies a fun and enjoyable experience for all you stylish sewers out there, whether you are a beginner (like me) or an experienced seamstress! By finding everything you’ll need in one place, you’ll have more time to concentrate on the sewing – and you’ll have more time to show off your creation to friends and where you’re going to wear your gorgeous new outfit!

I had been hoping to launch at the end of August but my website is taking a teeny weeny bit longer than expected, so we’ll see. In the meantime please let me know if you have any favourite sewing patterns, any fabrics you absolutely ADORE, that you would like to see at Sewbox!

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