Just a little about us

I am a dedicated left-handed needleworker & enjoy many traditional textile crafts.    Needlework, spinning, bobbinlace & weaving to name a few.

While growing up in Mount Isa, I tried and enjoyed many crafts.   During school holidays, I especially enjoyed visiting my Aunt Margaret, who is a professional dressmaker.

It wasn’t until after I began a family that I found needlework was an excellent way to relax and de-stress.    Not that I had a lot of spare time with 2 baby boys within 13 months.

When my boys were 9 & 10 years old, we were told that they had ASD.

While talking with fellow needle worker at the Embroiderer’s Guild Qld, I was asked to make some items for them. They encouraged me to sell my creations at the Guild Craft Fair and thus Every Sewer Needs began.

I’m a member of several guilds and enjoy attending many various groups, within the guilds, as my business takes me around Australia.

C. Karkkainen

About Us

Where did our name come from?

Are you a person who sews??

You love to do needlework, quilt, design clothes, or embroider fancy designs on your jeans. 

But how do you talk about your sewing hobby?

If you like to bake, you call yourself a baker. If you like to bike, you call yourself a cyclist.

What do you call someone who likes to sew?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the correct term for anyone who engages in needlework is “sewer”.

One who sews is generally called a “sewer” (pronounced SOH-er).  A word that’s been in English writing since the 1300s. The alternative, “sewist,” first appeared in the mid-19th century, and it’s quite popular on sewing websites.

Cassandra Karkkainen

Founder & Textile Enthusiast

Our Goals


Needlework & Textile Arts exist within every culture globally in some form.

Quality supplies and accessories are essential to enjoy this time honoured past time.

We strive to provide quality supplies and accessories.

Customer Review

As a customer, I have found the service at Every Sewer Needs to be excellent. Great range of products.
Carolyn Foley
Longstanding member of the Embroiderers' Guild Queensland
Thank you! Wonderful service! Hope to deal with you again!!!😊
K Maloney
Customer, Cambertown, Victoria
Hi Cassandra. Thank you. My parcel arrived today and I’m thrilled. Thread collection is just as you described. Unpicker is perfect. As are the pens. Thank you for your wonderful service.
Anne Ryan
Customer, Noosa, Queensland

Quality Supplies

Quality is vital. The quality of your materials and accessories can determine how much you enjoy your past time and ultimately the final result of your projects.

Scheduled Calendar

We attend various Craft Shows & Pop-Up Stores each year. These range from Cairns, up in north Queensland, to Adelaide, down in South Australia. Check out where our shows are and when.

Easy Payments

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