- About Us
Welcome to the Sewing Basket Inc.
where you'll find
The finest supplies for your smocking and heirloom sewing needs.....
From the whimsical to the sublime......
Enjoy browsing our pages for books and magazines, smocking plates, patterns, buttons, threads, fabrics, laces and embroideries. The Sewing Basket Inc. began in 1983 as Sheer Delights Smocking and French Handsewing, carrying smocking and heirloom sewing supplies and making custom-order childrenswear. In 1989 we incorporated and expanded to include sales of sewing machines and materials for adult clothing. Now we have returned to our roots and our passion. Gone are the machines and many of the adult garment supplies, and we no longer accept orders for custom-made garments. Having closed our retail store, we are now an internet only business; however, we are open by appointment. Call (252) 355-3602 ahead of time for directions if you will be in the Greenville, NC area and wish to visit.
Mary Fleming, owner of The Sewing Basket Inc., has over 50 years sewing experience. She began sewing as a child, making doll clothes with her grandmother on a treadle machine. After her daughters were born she discovered the arts of smocking and heirloom sewing. Although the girls are grown and married now, there are 6 granddaughters and 1 grandson. A licensed Martha Pullen Heirloom Sewing instructor, she has attended numerous national and regional seminars including SAGA conventions, Sewing in the Mountains, School of Needle Arts, Martha Pullen Schools, Just CrossStitch seminars, etc.
This website is a "work in progress". Visit frequently to see new items, categories, and features as we build our online store.
Let us help you plan one-of-a-kind garments for your one-of-a-kind kids.
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The Sewing Basket, Inc.
740 Greenville Blvd., SE
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone/Fax: (252) 355-3602