About us

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.

Sonia 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 she loves to reuse and recycle discarded wool suits and denims to make upcycled bags. 

Sharon picked up her first needle learning to hand embroider at the age of 8. Taking lessons in dressmaking from her Mum, Sharon started making her own clothes while studying textiles in high school.  While designing and making clothes for her children, and now grandchildren, Sharon continued a career in finance, and now uses this background to complete the package within this new partnership with Sonia. 

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. 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. 

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. Check out our extensive range of gifts including our Luxe Gift Basket Range that can be delivered. We can personalise your gift with embroidery. We are very happy to post supplies.   

Please come and say hello - we can’t wait to meet you! 

Sonia and Sharon

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6/51 Tennant St
Fyshwick ACT 2609
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