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Sue Kondis, Owner

From my earliest years, sewing and hand crafts have been a part of my life. My grandmother and mother both considered “the sewing machine” to be an essential piece of furniture in their homes. I cherish my grandmother’s machine - still in my home today. But I have definitely moved into the 21st century in my personal sewing room.

Hand crafting, like cross stitch and embroidery, filled many enjoyable hours  for me as a young child. Home Economics classes in high school began my love for garment sewing and pattern fitting. I received a B.S. in Clothing & Textiles/Home Economics from West Virginia Wesleyan College. After raising my family, I became a Master Fashion Maker through the Mobile County Extension Service.

For the next 18 years, I was a freelance instructor for a Mobile, AL Sewing Store. During those years, I also ran West Mobile Sewing Studio out of my home where I taught a wide variety of sewing classes. It was during those years, I developed a of love of teaching children to sew. What an honor it is to be able to pass on the love of a craft that I am so passionate about! In 2002, I co-founded All About Sewing in West Mobile where I now oversee a state-of-the-art Sewing Classroom and teach machine mastery, basic sewing and many specialty classes. In 2012, I became the sole owner of All About Sewing and now, mostly sew vicariously through my students and customers.

Scooter, Store Mascot (R.I.P)

Hi, my name is Scooter. I am a rescue dog of mixed breed – most think of me as a Bird Dog. My family found me wandering the streets near their house on Christmas morning. I was starving, had heart worms and was a nervous wreck.They loved me, fed me well, and took me to the vet to get well.

I use to go to work every day with my mom and loved to greet all the customers that walk through the doors of All About Sewing. Check out the beautiful hand made rugs I am lying on.  My Friend Ginger Thomas made them and I loved to lay on them when she brought them in for show and tell. 

I loved kids as long as they are calm like me. Mom says I was the perfect store mascot because I didn't jump, lick or run away when the door opened. I loved to be petted. In November of 2018 I went to "doggie heaven".  I am happy but miss my friends at All About Sewing.

Emily Ray, Sales, Instructor

  •  Hello, my name is Emily and I have worked at All About Sewing since I was 15 years old. You could say I grew up in this   store.  Today I am a college graduate, wife, mom and Elementary teacher.  My grandmother has been a huge influence on my love of sewing since I was around seven years old, and I have been sewing, embroidering and crafting since.

     I attended Kids Camp at All About Sewing when I was young, and now I am here to help our customers learn as I did. I   work in sales, and I teach one-on-one classes on many of our machines and certain software that we carry. Arts and  crafts and "DIY" (do-it-yourself) projects have always been my niche, and I am so happy to be working in an atmosphere   where I can express my creativity!
  • In March of 2017 I married my high school sweetheart and began a career in teaching so my involvement at All About Sewing has had to take a backseat.  I work a few Saturdays a month, primarily teaching on the vinyl cutting machines.
  • In December of 2018, I had Oliver, my first born son. Now I am a very busy wife, mom, teacher and homemaker. Sewing and crafting will have to wait for now.  

Karen Sellew, Sales, Instructor

    My name is Karen, and I have worked at All About Sewing for many a moon, and I 
enjoy every moment here! Superior customer service is my motto, and I love to sew with my own unique style.

Purses and garments are my patterns of choice. I typically answer the phones (phone ninja!), and I look forward to hearing from you soon!  In my off hours, I love thrifting, so I'm all about ensuring you get a great deal!

Chuck Kondis, Bookkeeper

Tony Coley, Technician