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Megan Nielsen Studio Grand Opening!!

Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!

My friends, I feel like I have been waiting years to write this post and I’m so excited to finally share all about the grand opening of my studio space!

As you know I’ve been working from home for the past 10 years and as much as I have loved it, it also came with it’s complications. This year I started feeling like we had outgrown the space. There wasn’t enough room for me and my team to work comfortably, and I was also feeling like I needed a bit more separation of my work and home life.

Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!

When I drove by this space one day I thought it was exactly what I had been dreaming of! There is room for my whole team to work comfortably and for me to do some things that were never possible in my home workspace – like making my workspace open to the public so that we can connect more with the local sewing community! I am really loving being able to meet so many other makers and share our love of sewing.

This space allows me to display our pattern samples publicly, which i love, because i think makes it so much easier to get your head around the details and features of each design when you can hold them and touch them.

As you know I am incredibly passionate about sustainability in fashion and sewing, and textile waste is something that is incredibly worrying to me. I wanted to be able to offer a sustainable source of fabric to Perth makers, so I have been working closely with amazing local fashion labels to stock their deadstock fabric from their manufacturing. This has been an incredibly satisfying new aspect of my business – seeing fabric that was once waste and unused, finding a new use is so exciting! I feel like we are creating a little sustainable loop here in Perth and i love it!

I will share a proper tour of our studio once we are fully settled in, but for now I thought you might enjoy seeing a few snaps from our grand opening a few weeks ago. It was an amazing and overwhelming day with over 300 makers visiting the studio there was barely room to move for a few hours, and my heart is just so full with the amazing support i’ve received from the Perth sewing community. I commissioned local artist Chris Nixon to create a gorgeous sewing mural ready for our opening, and he did an amazing job and I love how it turned out!! I also ordered special logo cookies for the occasion and we had free flowing champagne for everyone who stopped by, and it was just such a fun day celebrating the opening.

Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!

This was such a busy busy day and I honestly don’t know how it would have happened without my amazing team. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped out on the day – my wonderful mom, my sister in law Annelise (who flew in from Canberra!), my dear dear friend Yvette, Krystal, Alzena, Jane and Anita.

Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!

Once we’re properly settled in I’ll make sure to share a full tour of the new space, but I really hope you enjoyed this little peek into our grand opening day celebration!!

Megan Nielsen Patterns Studio Grand Opening!!
About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Michaela
Michaela
3 years ago

It was such a great opening! I have already made a Karri dress from my scraps and have purchased Sateen to make a work dress version. I look forward to my next visit :)

Mary Kay
Mary Kay
3 years ago

I wish I lived in Australia instead of here in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA! Your space looks so lovely and inviting, and your patterns are amazing. I think I’ll put a sewing-themed tour of your country on my list!

Elizabeth Lewis
Elizabeth Lewis
3 years ago

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful space, and what a fabulous opening! I wish I lived closer too (Arizona in the US). Best wishes in your business! Thankfully we have the internet :)

Elizabeth G Jones
Elizabeth G Jones
3 years ago

Congratulations!!!! How exciting for you and your team.

Chris Durrant
Chris Durrant
3 years ago

Makes me wish I lived in Perth! Congratulations and good luck with the shop x

charlotte COOK
charlotte COOK
3 years ago

Congratulations on your shop! It looks fabulous…and I am so jealous of seeing patterns in the “cloth” before deciding on a purchase. I just wish I didn’t live a bazillion miles away in southern USA. ;>(

Hannah Burne
Hannah Burne
3 years ago

Congratulations! What a lovely space to work in. Hope I can visit one day..

eimear
3 years ago

Congratulations, it looks amazing

Jessie Daniel
Jessie Daniel
3 years ago

So happy for you! I hope to visit someday!

Daisy Dianne Bromlow
Daisy Dianne Bromlow
2 years ago

Congratulations ! Love your shop .

PsychicSewerKathleen
PsychicSewerKathleen
2 years ago

Congratulations Megan! No one deserves it more than you – so creative, hard working and authentic it’s such a pleasure when a good woman wins :)

Rae Hoekstra
2 years ago

What?!?! CONGRATS, LADY!! This is so BIG!! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait what comes next!! xoxoxo

Karen Kershaw
Karen Kershaw
2 years ago

Can’t believe I’m in Australia and not able to visit. So close and yet so far – NSW.!
Will definitely have Perth on the itinerary for the next one though, but that’s not likely to be until 2021…Please visit London UK ???
All the best, Karen

Juanita
Juanita
2 years ago

Congratulations on your beautiful studio!

Lia
Lia
2 years ago

That’s awesome, congratulations! What a totally beautiful space!