My name is Maaike and I love to sew!
Once upon a time, I went shopping to find some cool quality clothes for my kids.
I had visions of colour, prints and styles that were unique, fun and a joy to wear, but despite spending many days searching many stores, I came home empty handed every time.
Everywhere I looked I saw low-quality and uninspiring cookie-cutter garments.
So I decided to make the clothing I was looking for myself.
And after creating a few simple pieces for my little people, I was hooked.
Soon I was also making clothing for myself - and loving it. The freedom of creating exactly what I wanted was exhilarating and I couldn’t get enough of that finished garment satisfaction.
There was just one thing: beautiful clothes require beautiful fabrics and I found it extremely difficult to find the fabrics I wanted here in Australia. All those lovely fabrics were overseas and the postage costs were astronomical!
I knew that I couldn’t be alone in Australia, so I decided to bring them here for all passionate Australian sewers to enjoy.
But I wanted to offer more than just incredible fabrics and designer patterns. I wanted to create a space where people could easily find stunning fabric combinations and matching sewing thread; where you could find the personal service to help you create something truly unique.
So this is MaaiDesign. An online fabric store for gorgeous high-quality dressmaking fabrics and clothing inspiration for you and your loved ones.
Need some guidance to create your dream piece? Don’t hesitate to get in touch and I can answer any questions you may have and help you select the best fabrics to bring your wardrobe dream to life.
And in case you were wondering:
"Maai" is pronounced just like"My".
MaaiDesign is, therefore, a reference to the joy of handmaking.
Because whatever you sew, you can call it "My Design!"
Enjoy some well-earned fabric therapy here at MaaiDesign - let’s all share in the most wonderful of addictions!
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