I’m Gem and I have a passion for sewing to create my own quilts, patchwork, clothes and bags.
I used to be a high school science teacher but decided to change my career to something a little more me. I’ve been a sewist for as long as I can remember, but only in the last few years did I learn to quilt and make clothes. I love making things that are unique to me, especially as I like bright colours and modern piecing that you can’t find on the high street. Since receiving a sewing machine as a gift and then taking a class at my local sewing shop, my fabric stash has snowballed and my house has slowly filled with handmade items that change with the seasons.
I love it when someone who has never sewn, or maybe hasn’t sewn since childhood, creates something unique in just a few short hours and gains a love for creating their own items. At Bobbins & Bolts we aim to give beginners, whatever their age, a skill for life and a love of all things fabric. If you’ve been put off sewing by a bad experience then why not give us a go? We have the patience to get you sewing and before you know it, you’ll be as hooked as me! If you’re more of a fabric aficionado, we aim to provide you with beautiful fabrics and patterns that enhance your collection.