About Stitch 56

Hi, I'm Helene. I'm the one who started this whole thing back in June 2012 when I had the bright idea of combining two passions of mine - sewing, and online shopping.

I love to fill my cupboards with fabrics, and sewing patterns, and buttons, and zips, and I just love shopping online. Just a click here, and a click there, and parcels fly from all over the place directly into my post office box, waiting for me to collect on my morning errand run.

Naturally, I'm not the only one who has this kind of love affair going on, and it seemed that the obvious next step was to open my own little corner shop, so to speak, and be the one sending out all those delicious parcels to others just like me. I think that might be you!
Whether you shop online with us, or come into see us at our Stockroom in Oakleigh South, we're all about creating the very best possible sewing-related shopping experience for you.

We proudly present some of the most loved sewing patterns designed by talented creative indie/boutique designers from our own Australian shores, as well as from Europe, Canada, the USA, and New Zealand. You'll find brands such as Merchant & Mills, You Sew Girl, Papercuts, Colette Patterns, Sewaholic Patterns, Petite Plus Patterns, BlueGingerDoll, Liesl & Co, and many others.

We offer a curated selection of fabrics including the gorgeous Merchant & Mills European laundered linens and hand-blocked hand-dyed Indian cottons, as well as the ever-delightful Liberty Art Fabrics.

Also, we have an amazing collection of other "necessary" items such as a magnificent offering of scissors for any project involving cloth, pins, needles, tape measures, fabric pens, and others. We aim to match your love of your craft with the tools to have a handmade wardrobe you'll be proud of. Or, if sewing your own handbag or purse, or sewing for your children, or perhaps even making a new fedora, you'll find lovely sewing patterns to make them.

If fitting is important, we offer a wonderful range of dress forms to complement the time and resources you invest in creating your handmade wardrobe.

If there's anything we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Happy shopping!
Happy stitching!

x Helene