Scrap Basket Patchwork & Sewing
Scrap Basket Patchwork & Sewing carries all of the sewing basics you need to complete your sewing or quilting project. Choose from a variety of fun and contemporary fabrics for quilting, plus miscellaneous fabrics and fleece as well as threads and notions. Scrap Basket Patchwork & Sewing also supplies books and patterns. Staff are always available to help you find ideas for projects, answer questions and offer advice. Custom sewing and mending services are also available.
Scrap Basket Patchwork & Sewing received an honorable mention for Business of the Year in 2015.
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Meet Lee Anne Evans
Meet Lee Anne Evans
Lee Anne Evans grew up in Chetwynd and has lived here for most of her life. The one year that she spent living in a city helped her to appreciate her small hometown even more. "The convenience of living in a small town can be appreciated when a person has lived in a larger center and nothing is very convenient," she says. With local services and stores located in close proximity to one another, running errands can be done quickly and efficiently, no commute necessary.
Having lived in Chetwynd for so long, Lee Anne knows a lot of locals, either from growing up with them or through shopping in her store. For her, her business is as much about social interaction as it is about sewing. "I get to interact creatively with my customers," she notes, whether it is helping them out with a question or project or sewing dresses for a wedding or grad.
Lee Anne started her business in 2012 after the sewing and fabric business that she had worked at for 14 years shut down. She loved her work, and she was an avid sewer, so she wanted to continue doing what she was passionate about. Having previously completed an administration program at Northern Lights College, she felt that she had both the education and the industry experience to start a business of her own. She admits that it is a great deal of work and responsibility, but that simply makes the successes more rewarding. For her, success isn't necessarily financial. Rather, it is often best found when she makes a dress for someone's special occasion and it fits like a glove.