About

Hi! My name is Debbie. I am a mum of three beautiful girls. I’m an Australian living abroad, a competitive swimmer (@debbie.iles) , and a lover of fashion and beautiful fabrics. I sometimes design patterns (available in my Etsy shop), but mostly, I just love to sew.

I started sewing in 2010 when my girls were just babies. I was instantly hooked and have been sewing most days since then.

Thank you so much for stopping by to share my piece of the sewing world. I hope that I can share my projects and inspire you as much as I have been inspired and taught by all the other amazing sewing bloggers out there. x

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Bonnie Rasmussen

    I love your stuff Debbie! I just start sewing again after being away from it for several years now with your site it has inspired me to keeping chugging along even when I feel I can’t do a simple sewing task. I was ready to throw the towel in when I came across your site. It’s getting much harder to sew with my carpel tunnel but I will now give up.

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  2. Rachel Ridgway

    HI Debbie, just wanted to call by and say Hi, I read your entire blog yesterday as I was completely transfixed and inspired by your makes, I couldn’t stop reading!, I’ve only been sewing a couple of years myself but have been in a bit of a rut, you’ve inspired me to get my sewing mojo back, thanks and keep up the great work!

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    1. Debbie Iles Post author

      Hi Rachel!
      Thank you so much for your kind words. Ironically, they’ve come at a time when I’m feeling a little down (I’m homesick after arriving back from a four week trip to Australia – sadness affects my sewjo!). I’m going to take my own advice and just jump back into that first sewing project tonight. I think the first step is the hardest, and after that, just be fearless. Don’t be afraid of making a mistake or messing it up – most mistakes can be fixed or turned into design features ;-). Happy sewing! x

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  3. teri hines

    Hi debbie, thanks so much for your inspirational site. I live in NW arkansas and am trying to find fabric stores nearby – Kansas city / Tulsa / Dallas / little Rock are my go to locations. Are there fabric locations in your area or sewing class availability in the KC are that you are aware of. I know linda lee is in Topeka i think? thanks for your time. Teri Hines

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    1. Debbie Iles Post author

      Hi Teri,
      I so wish I could I could give you the name of a little gem in KC. Unfortunately, we have some quilting cotton stores here and not much else. I think there used to be some wonderful fabric stores here, but they all closed over the last 10-15yrs. A few years back, I was obssessed with visiting Estate Sales in the area and I found some gorgeous fabric gems occasionally – evidence of KC’s past I guess. I purchase all my fabric online.
      Debbie

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  4. Sarah Mitchell

    Hi Debbie,
    Very much enjoy your IG posts…your blog has been one that I have read and reread…very much inspired by your style, fabrics, and fun…and we share a passion for swimming. I am just getting back into sewing…thank you for the good inspiration. All your blogs and links have been very rewarding!
    Cheers

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