good golly Miss Molly!

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This is Molly. She attended our Silk Ribbon Needlecase workshop last week during her school holidays. Molly managed to ‘outstitch’ the six other regular sewers in the workshop. Not only was she the first to finish, she also did an outstanding job of her needlcase. Talk about keeping us on our toes (or fingertips?) Bernie . . . Read More »

My true love gave to me…

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Gently mention to your true love that Steph’s is the place to shop for your Christmas present. Depending on budget we can tailor-make a small gift pack or wrap a big, red bow around a new Bernina sewing machine for that someone really special. We also have gift certificates and ready-made kits for all ability . . . Read More »

Who is Theodora Cleave?

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Make sure you come along to Barb Smith’s trunk show to find out who is Theodora Cleave. She’ll also tell you about her beautiful hand painted wood buttons and French inspired decorations. Barbara Smith in on tour at the moment with her “Trunk Show” and will be appearing at Steph’s on Saturday 27th November 10am . . . Read More »

Well who’s a smarty girl then?

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We are of course. Just check out the sample we made up of this new kit, “Smarty Girl Book Bag” by Heather Bailey. All smarty girls will love it as big, thick books (the type that smarty girls read) fit in it perfectly. Make it out of durable fabrics like a denim or even a . . . Read More »

Sale carries on…

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Our sale was a huge success with plenty of bargains for everyone. “Darn!”(pardon the pun), I hear you say, “I missed it.” Well, worry not fellow textile lovers, there are still dollars to be saved. Steph has bundled up a bunch of fabric and made a carry-on-sale corner. There are many fabrics with 50% off . . . Read More »

HUGE SALE – Sept 30 to Oct 2

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This doesn’t happen often, but when it does, look out! Make sure you turn up early this Thursday 30th September when our sale starts. It only goes for 3 days – until closing time Saturday 2nd October. Expect huge savings. All fabrics are at least 25% off. There will also be a RED HOT SPECIALS . . . Read More »

Fairie Noelle – an umm…Christmas kit

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I don’t mind admitting it……I can’t quite figure out how to turn Noelle’s photo the right way up, but who cares! She’s a fun fairie/angel to make and will fit right into the Christmas party scene at your house. Check out the Kits page for more info. Hmmm. Sideways again.

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Keen to be Green

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We were so inspired by the eco-friendly Cloud9 Fabric range we made a totally ‘environmentally-responsible’ quilt. We used 100% organic cotton for the top and bottom layers and bamboo wadding for the inner. The wadding is eco-friendly because it is made from bamboo which is a renewable resource and as a crop requires no fertilisation, . . . Read More »

We’re on Cloud9

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In store now at Steph’s is Cloud9’s newest range of 100% organic cotton fabrics. Cloud9 Fabrics are passionate about bringing eco-sensible fabrics to the craft market. Their new range is named “Beyond the Sea” and has a retro-vibe with a pretty seashore theme. You’re sure to have plenty of ideas for its application anywhere in . . . Read More »

New French General fabric in shop now

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Rural Jardin is here and it’s another beautiful French inspired collection for Moda.

What’s New? – The SNAP Ruler

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Snap it on your wrist and wear this little measuring tape like a bracelet. Untwist it and it’s a clever little straight edge ruler ready to measure that hem or seam allowance. Too Cute, it’s under $5. and so handy! Gotta have 1 or 2 or 3.

Mexican Oilcloth now available

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colourful durable super easy to clean Mexican Oilcloth is perfect for summertime tablecloths, tote bags, aprons, etc. We are currently stocking this handy fashion fabric in a range of blacks, reds and whites at just $14.95mt.

Noughts & Crosses

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Make this double bed sized quilt for someone who needs lots of O’s & X’s. We used “Jelly Rolls” for this quilt and a white tone on tone fabric for the background (which makes the O’s & X’s).  We stitched our sample from the “Urban Couture” fabric by Moda and were really pleased with the . . . Read More »





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