Laurie Valin

My name is Laurie and I work with my daughter at our business, Miss Sew It All.  Sewing has always been at the center of my life.  I first learned sewing from my mother Thora at a very young age.  My mother’s side of the family has a long history of seamstresses.  Sewing is literally in my DNA and the same can be said about my daughter Amanda.

In the 80’s I ran a business in Lethbridge, Alberta with my good friend Gloria.  We made custom t-shirts and the business was named “g-LORI-us T’s”.

Our family later moved to Hardisty, Alberta where I sewed for my children for another 5 years.  I also worked for a small shop called “Joe’s Winter-Fronts” around 1990 sewing boat covers, winter fronts, tents and more.

We then moved to Drayton Valley, Alberta where I continued to sew with my mother.  Together we ran a small business making and selling children’s clothes.  My sister-in-law also did liquid embroidery on the items that we created.

Finally our family moved to Red Deer.  I opened my own business in 1993 under the name “All-Sew” and did alterations and mending from my home.  I ran the business until 2009 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I took 3 years off to focus on my health and eventually beat cancer through the love and support of my beautiful daughters.

A short time later my daughter Amanda and I began making and selling purses together.  We loved creating and working together and knew we wanted to build off that.  The idea for Miss Sew It All was born and we were able to bring that to life in mid-December 2017.

Amanda and I are both so excited to see what the future holds for our business.  It is very special to be able to do this together and leave a legacy for our family.

Thank you,

– Laurie

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