Hi and thank you for visiting SewMondo. I'm so happy that you have found our site and hope that you enjoy the experience.
SewMondo aims to provide you with high quality fabrics and tools for all your quilting and sewing requirements. We are Modern Fabric Specialists and our focus is on high quality fabric - your favourite designs as well complimentary solids and what we call modern essentials (Essex Linen is our favourite example of this! All our fabrics can be used in quilting, dressmaking, bags and general sewing. Many of our fabrics complement your existing stash but they are equally comfortable at being the star of your make.
We sell and personally use the amazing high quality Aurifil thread which is made of Mako 100% Egyptian Cotton Thread. We also carry a broad range of tried and tested tools and notions to help you achieve your sewing goals and we are always on the look out for sewing related gifts to provide for sewing friends and family.
Who is Sewmondo?
SewMondo is a family business run by myself, Carolina Mondello. I have the help of my two gorgeous sons, Roman (our Warehouse Manager) and Rafael (our Operations Manager) and of course from my husband Umberto. Since starting in 2017, a third little boy has come along, Ruben, who definitely likes to hinder more than help (picture coming of this cutie!). Starting as purely a home based, online business, we now run our business from a studio in Subiaco that is open by appointment. We continue to offer local pickup from Ardross and Bibra Lake.
So why start a quilt fabric shop? Following the birth of my first son some years ago, I found myself at home and needing something to pass the time after owning and operating a bricks and mortar gift store. After wanting to try sewing on paper, I purchased a very cheap and basic machine and had some lessons as I'd always been very wary of a sewing machine! I soon discovered modern quilting so I upgraded my machine and dove straight in. Quilting is now a passion and truly the most rewarding craft I have done. I have also found the quilting community to be an inspiring and supportive group and am proud to be a member of the Perth Modern Quilt Guild and the current Vice-President.
Fast track a few years from those first stitches and as my passion for quilting and sewing grew, I found myself keen to get back into business. The idea of running an online fabric store seemed the perfect marriage of these two strong interests of sewing and small business and SewMondo was created.
I look forward to growing the business and understanding our customers needs and expectations in order to provide you with a wonderful experience at SewMondo.
Where is Sewmondo?
We are based in beautiful Perth, Western Australia. Thanks to the power of the internet, we like to think we're global as we send to many international destinations. The business started out at home but we soon outgrew our storage area (and a third boy didn't help this!) and moved to a studio in an office building in Subiaco. We are still predominantly online but our studio is set up to visit by appointment and for groups. We love visitors and our regulars love visiting us! We often also run open days and participate in the WAQA Shop Hop - sign up to our newsletter to be informed of when we are open.
Our studio is located at A6/435 Roberts Road, Subiaco. We are on the ground floor and the studio is accessible from outside the building on the side that faces the carpark (not from the lobby). The carpark is accessible from Outridge Crescent. The carpark is for tenants however you can park in the carpark outside of normal Monday to Friday business hours (so you can park there during the Shop Hop on Thursday and Friday nights as well Saturday and Sundays). You can contact us on [email protected] to find out when you can pop in for a visit.
Using Public Transport? We are also less than 5 minutes walk from the Subiaco Train Station. Closest Transperth Bus Stop is either a) 16924 (Hay Street before Denis Street) or b) 19430 (Roberts Road before Centro Avenue)