Born and raised in Chicago Illinois, I moved to Christchurch in October of 2010. While it's been an interesting time to live here to say the least, my creativity and my passion for fabrics and sewing has simply flourished. I love the creative scene in Christchurch, and how tight-knit and supportive the crafting community is here.

I worked in a fabric shop for 2 years before resigning to focus on my own business. I strive to make high-quality, handmade, beautiful and functional sewing supplies with the intention of inspiring others to create.

I love what I do, and I hope you do, too!
Happy browsing :)

Keep up with my crafty happenings and see what goes on
behind the scenes on Instagram @elpatoguapo

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