About SewEtcOur Mission Statement
About SewEtcOur History
I learned to sew at my mother’s knee at age 8, since she taught kid’s sewing lessons out of our home. When Sewing Machines Etcetera was first opened in 1992,…
I certainly wasn’t raised sewing like most of our staff, but I married into it! One of the first gifts Erika gave me was a thread-painting of a rose and…
I learned to sew in high school and from my grandma, who was a seamstress. I was a customer of Elsa’s and took so many classes and spent so much…
Bert & Elsa Hopman
Bert & Elsa are the founders of Sewing Machines Etcetera. They opened the doors in 1992 in a small space in downtown Grimsby, with the goal of providing exemplary products…
The Stitch Witch
The Stitch Witch is Lise Thompson, one of our favourite people. Lise has gotten into business creating custom embroideries for people like you, and stitching them out in bulk quantities.
Spun Fibre Arts
Spun and Danielle Wilson are our next-door neighbours! Spun has a delicious selection of natural fibre yarns in intoxicating colours.
Sew on Fire Ministries
Sew on Fire Ministries is a God-birthed ministry that sends humanitarian aid, blankets, mini layettes and custom designed cloth gift bags all over the world. We send and distribute merchandise…
Scott’s Aquarium Services
We are proud to support another local entrepreneur. Scott is married to one of our long-time customers. His passion is aquariums, and he can provide something for anyone who is…
Quilts of Valour Canada
Quilts of Valour – Canada has a mission: To ensure that our wounded Canadian soldiers are recognized for their bravery and commitment of their true patriotism to our country. We…
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Through the years and guided by visionary Canadian men and women from the provincial and local Foundations, the corporate community and the community at-large, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of…
Halton Quilters’ Guild
The Halton Quilters’ Guild is a non-profit organization, offering a variety of monthly programs, lectures with guest speakers, and quilting workshops for persons interested in quilting.
Burlington Fibre Arts
We are a small group of quilters and fibre artists who love fabric, colour, threads, beads and embellishments of all sorts.
Burlington Breast Cancer Support Services
BCSS is a self-help organization created by women for anyone who has concerns about breast cancer or general breast health. BCSS is also a truly unique organization as it is…
Making the 4155 Fairview St Plaza even more creative, Bead-Dazzled brings an outstanding selection of stones, stringing materials, and seed beads as well as tools and books to all the…
ALS Society of Ontario
The ALS Society of Ontario provides services guided by their Mission statement: “To help Persons with ALS and their families manage the effects of the disease…”
Nurse Next Door (Oakville / Burlington / Mississauga)
We welcome Lucie and David Shaw (Mississauga) and Chris and Lori Paton (Oakville/Burlington) of Nurse Next Door into our business partners circles. Finding common interests amongst our clients and building…
I am so proud of my mom! She has used her unique combination of skills and life experience to create the SizeWizer™, a simply ingenious way to find the right…
We opened in 1992 in Grimsby ON, close to the home of then owners, Bert and Elsa Hopman. Our business soon attracted the attention of Husqvarna Viking in Sweden, as…