My name is Colette and am the owner of Colette’s Sewing Machines Plus. I have had a passion for sewing since I was 11 years old. My first love was for garment sewing and I could always be found in my sewing room, making a new outfit for myself or one of my beautiful children. My goal was always to own a sewing machine store and share my love, creativity and passion for sewing with my community. My dream of owning a store came true in 1998 when I opened a small, 450 sq ft store selling sewing machines and sergers inside of the old Fabricland. In 1999, I expanded and moved to a 1,200 sq. ft. store location in the Imperial Plaza. It was during this time that I gained an interest in the dynamic art of quilting. I started to stock a small selection of quilting fabrics, fashion fabrics and notions. My need for all things pretty and unique combined with a weakness for never saying no caused the fabric selection to grow and grow until another expansion, in 2001 to my current 2,500 square foot location.
I currently carry over 4,000 bolts of fabric, including quilting cottons, flannel, flannelette, fleece, minke, Shannon, knits and a small section of fashion fabrics and much more. I have always had an interest in the latest gadget and newest notion, because I have always craved and search out ways to make my life easier! I currently have over 50 feet of space dedicated to notions, quilting rulers and numerous threads including Guttermann, Floriani and Aurifil. I carry a large selection of cork, vinyl and canvas for bag making as well as a full selection of purse hardware and interfacings. The canvas and vinyl’s are also perfect for upholstery projects. I have a large selection patterns for quilting and purse making as well as a small selection of fashion patterns.
I currently carry Janome, Babylock and Brother, as well as Grace Quilting frames and Qnique long arm machines. The machine lineup includes both sewing, quilting and embroidery machines in addition to sergers and machine accessories.
The most exciting part of this journey has been being able to teach sewing lessons which has enabled me to share my passion, creativity and love for creating beautifully hand crafted items with my community. I teach a number of different classes including beginner quilting, Bag of the Month, wallet classes as well as notion nights and much more. We post our classes on our Face Book page as well as on our online store. There is nothing more fantastic then seeing the sense of accomplishment on the face of someone who has just learned a new skill! Most recently, I am in the process of starting a YouTube channel to connect and create with the world wide sewing community. More information coming soon. I would like to invite you to come in and visit me at Colette’s Sewing Machines Plus, 206 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK or shop with us on our on line store. I look forward to your visit. Happy Sewing!!!!