The Great Oak tree starts as a little acorn. Our company began with just a few friends over to our home for sewing and quilting lessons and grew from there.
Company Founder and President, Natalie Reiners has a dressmaking certificate from the School of Fashion and Design at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada (two years of study sometimes called an Associates Degree in the US). Following school, Natalie spent years working in the Canadian Fashion Industry where skills were gained at both the atelier level and in mass production. After leaving the industry, it was her goal to bring the professional methods used in the atelier and mass production to home sewists. She began teaching online and at home in 2011.
After teaching a few students, Natalie realized that she needed to create a simple training system that would allow someone who had never touched a sewing machine to gain the skills and confidence needed to unleash the designer within. So, the Sutura Style “Sew Like a Pro’ series was developed. The series incorporates unique patterns, workbooks, and training that Natalie developed and used to teach students sewing, quilting, serger skills and machine embroidery. The business started at home and then classes were taught Hancock Fabrics in Carmel, Indiana. Eventually we realized that the business had taken over much of our house, and it needed a home of its own. We found a cute location in Whitestown, Indiana and opened in December 2015.
Enter son, Jordan Albert, who brought the technical expertise, social media and retail sales background to our family owned shop. We became authorized dealers of Brother and Juki sewing machines, added fabrics, notions, patterns and more and so, Designer Sewing Center was born. At that time, Natalie was still creating patterns under the Dawn Abbey label and blogging/creating videos under the Sutura Style name.
On May 19, 2017 we re-organized our websites and company under a single banner, Sutura Fabrics.
Our Company Now
Sutura Fabrics is proud to be your authorized Juki Dealer! We also carry a carefully curated selection of fabrics, notions, threads and more. The goal of our company is to provide the products and support materials needed to be able to complete the Sutura Style Programs and enable sewists to realize their own creative aspirations.