SEWING has changed over the years. What used to be a financial necessity for many families has become more a creative expression and a great hobby.
Shepparton Sewing Centre has celebrated 25 years in business and over that time, owners Steve and Shelly Ryan have seen many changes. Steve said, “Like most businesses we’ve had to change and adapt with our clients changing needs and interests, accommodating consumers and following retail trends. One of the biggest changes we’ve seen over the past 10 years is an increase in the size of sewing machines to accommodate quilts and bigger rolls of fabric and in line with that there’s been a huge new interest in patchwork and quilting.
“At Shepparton Sewing Centre, we run a monthly sewing club which is very popular. Our members enjoy learning new techniques, exploring and indulging in the recreation of sewing. It’s good to see the customers who come in as beginners as their skill levels develop.”
Shepparton Sewing Centre make it their business to always have new materials on hand and Steve said, “We have over 3000 bolts of fabric in the store and will be heading to the Houston Quilt Market in the coming weeks to preview and access new products for our customers.”
Shepparton Sewing Centre send out a fortnightly email updating customers on new fabrics and stock available. If you’d like to be included on their email list, drop in and speak to Shelly or Steve at 36 Benalla Road, Shepparton or give them a call on 5821 2000 or simply subscribe on their website www.sheppartonsewing.com.au