The Sewing Basket

Supplying a wide range of donated fabrics and haberdashery and providing employment for people with disability.

We are looking for 10 new supported employees to be part of the team in the warehouse at Kincumber

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What we do

We sell donated fabrics, patterns, patchwork, embroidery materials, knitting and crochet yarn, haberdashery, and more while providing employment for people with disability.

  • A team of experienced volunteers from the community work alongside the people we support.
  • Our colourful shops give donated fabrics and other products a second life and stop these useful items from going to landfill.

Our retail shops are in Kincumber, Newington, Balmain and Caringbah.

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Supported employment and social inclusion

We provide people with disability the opportunity to work and learn social skills.

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Sustainable shopping experience

Donated items are sold in our shops giving preloved items new life and are recycled.

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Donated by the community

Our shop stock is all donated by the community.

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Our locations

We currently have 4 shops and are planning to open more.

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What we stock

We sell fabrics, patterns, patchwork, embroidery materials, knitting, crochet yarn, haberdashery and more!

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Donations

All our stock for sale has been donated by the community.

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Our history

From our first sale and store in 1998 we now operate 3 stores and have plans to open a new store.

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Sustainability and recycling

We give new life to donated  items and save them from ending up as landfill.

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Volunteering

Our shops offer great volunteering opportunities to work alongside people with disability.

A basket full of jobs for the coast

The Sewing Basket offers people with disability the opportunity to work in a creative, fun environment and train in roles that are unique and rewarding. Our supported employees perform a varied range of tasks and contribute to the overall growth of our store, while also showcasing their amazing talents.” Geraldine said.

A basket full of jobs for the coast

The Sewing Basket offers people with disability the opportunity to work in a creative, fun environment and train in roles that are unique and rewarding. Our supported employees perform a varied range of tasks and contribute to the overall growth of our store, while also showcasing their amazing talents.” Geraldine said.

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