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About us

Who we are

I started Sewing Gem out of my garage back in 2017 with a focus on cool and beautiful prints for kids clothes and a few useful sewing tools. Since then the store has grown quite a bit and whilst kids prints still feature we have diversified to stock a wide range of fabrics and patterns for adults too. We now sell linen, cotton, cupro, jersey, viscose and patterns from Tilly and the Buttons, Cashmerette, Papercut, Sew Over It. As any one of our regular customers will attest I am a sewing tool fiend and have a need to stock (yes, need) all the latest sewing gadgets and tools in the store.

In the valley...

We are based in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane and whilst we don’t have a shop-front we are always happy for customers to collect their orders from us in either our warehouse in “the valley” or my house in Bulimba. We are also happy to post out samples or for customers to arrange an appointment to come and have a feel of the fabrics for themselves.

I sew... what's your superpower?

The team

There are three of us that make up the Sewing Gem team.

There’s me (Gemma) who lives and breathes all things Sewing Gem. I’m an ex-primary school teacher, part-time sewing teacher, and more than full time Sewing Gem owner. I live in Brisbane with my husband and two young kids. If I’m not busy being a mum, teaching or running the business; you’ll find me in my sewing room tackling my never-ending list of makes.

Anne-Marie who helps with well, everything; photography, website maintenance, social media to name a few. And then there’s Maddie who packs and posts your orders. Both of which I’d be lost without.


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