I’m Gem owner of The Sewing Gem, a self taught sewist if thats a word and I think that sewing is a brilliant forgotten hobbie thats great for all ages. I have always loved making things and find it theraputic but when I started sewing 6 years ago I found it impossible to find anywhere local that sold just the basics. What I mean by the basics is the staple products that we use to create most projects at a fair price. I’d find places but I was always searching through loads of patterned products or odd remnants which look amazing and great in my stash but basically often that’s all they were good for.
I just wanted plain colours to create my projects so that’s where my idea came from for the sewing gem because basically that’s what you get !!
Plain old Basics! No fuss no busy patterns just plain staple colours.
I stock the 2 most popular widths of ribbon and bias 1″ and 1/2″ in every colour you can think of but plain
Grosgrain Ribbon only because it’s the classiest ribbon you can buy and gives a high end finish to all projects available in the 2 most popular widths 1″ and 1/2″ inch and all the basic colours you ever need
Bias Binding for things like making bunting in the 2 most popular widths and folds available in all colours you will need
Elastic in black or white in loads of widths starting from 6mm to 2″
Baby blanks 100% hand made in the UK such as plain bandanna bibs over head bibs and Velcro bibs hats blankets etc. I’m not one for busy patterned things and these products are perfect for embroidery or personalisations or if you judt want a quality plain baby gift
Sewing threads I stock moon threads by coats they are superb quality
Velcro in black and white in most popular widths
Broderie anglaise trimming available in 3 widths 1″ 2″ 3″ in cream or white
and dress zips in every colour in packs of 10x
And if you dont see what you need please contact as I can source one off project orders and am happy to help you if you are not sure what you are looking for