How it all began…

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“Sewing is a terrific and worthwhile skill to have in your toolbox of abilities”

This statement started it all back in 2011 as I was teaching my daughter Milla (then 7yrs) how to thread a needle and hand sew.

A simple task… yet something that can only be achieved if somebody takes the time to show you.  On realising I could build a business from this simple concept, I set out to connect with other mums who saw value in the idea. Sew Sista was created in 2012 as an avenue to pass on our skills, create fun projects and beautiful products (all on my wish list).

I am grateful for the wonderful talents of Rita Bawden & Evelyn Campbell believing in the vision also, allowing me to build Sew Sista into a reliable, quality service for teaching kids 6yrs+ how to hand and machine sew. I truly hope you find value in what we have to offer and let us ignite the spark in your budding little sewer.
– Kerry Rushton (founder)


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Evelyn Campbell simply loves to sew, especially the creative freedom of up-cycling fabrics into bags of her own design.

Being instrumental in the development of our machine sewing classes since 2013. Evelyn believes there is much to be gained from learning to use a sewing machine, including co-ordination, spatial concepts, construction & technical skills. Evelyn learned to sew from her mother and loves to see her own daughter now create with limitless creativity

“In my teens I used to love making my own clothes. I’ve been sewing ever since and couldn’t imagine not having the skill to create & making things”


 SONY DSCRita Bawden jumped at the chance to join Sew Sista (2012) and share her love of sewing with our young students.

 With a daughter of her own, Rita knows the value of teaching girls to sew, giving  them the skills to create & make as well as mend and repair. Rita  still makes  clothes for herself today, enjoying the freedom of creating an item using her own choice of fabrics.

 “I love teaching the little ones, seeing the delight on their face, after threading their  first needle and making stitches”.





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