Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm Melissa, the owner and maker behind Trim & Thread.
I bought my first ever sewing machine on an impulse at Lincraft sometime in 2013. I had thought it was going to be one of those passing hobbies but time has proven me wrong! Ever since discovering the world of sewing, there is no turning back. I started out sewing basic clothing for myself such as skirts and loose tops, and did some simple refashioning on op-shop finds.
One fine afternoon in 2014, I set up an Etsy store as I so desperately needed a creative outlet from my day job and the rest was history. My shop, then called "MTcushions", didn't make a substantial number of sales but it was enough motivation and encouragement to keep me going, knowing that there were people out there who loved what I was making.
Over the years, I re-branded my store and slowly discovered the style and designs that spoke to my heart. I love modern and simple designs, with a soft spot for geometric and floral patterns. In terms of colours, I am often drawn to muted tones, pastels and neutrals (think blush, mint, grey, cream, black..).
The process of creating and sewing is such a joy - some people have asked whether it is hard work spending so much time sewing. The answer is yes, but I barely feel it because the satisfaction I gain from it is so immense. Every sale no matter how big or small puts a huge smile on my face.
Thank you for your support, and if you ever need something made specifically to your needs that can't be found in the shop, please feel free to send me an email to discuss.