The Origin Story

Atelier Fiber Arts was established in 2016 as a brick & mortar maker-space teaching beginner sewing workshops. In 2018 everything was moved to my in-home sewing studio. In 2020, life was put on hold, and I spent pandemic days sewing masks.

Now in 2021, Atelier Fiber Arts carries products again, and I'm particularly excited to offer matte black bag hardware (from in Belgium), and awesome interfacing like Decovil, and EzeFuse from ChrisW Designs in Australia.
I have a few bag and quilt pattern ideas in my head, and I have some ideas that would be awesome to have printed on fabric.  Stick around, there are more cool things coming!

My TAT is quick. I ship out orders within 1-2 business days, and ship from Montreal to all of Canada and the US.


About me: 

I have been sewing for 27 years now, and I've sewn just about everything. I have a passion and preference for bag and wallet making, with a side order of quilting.  

Before creating a full-time sewing related business, I spent 15 years in a career in Supply Chain Management.  Before that, I studied web and graphic design.  All roads led to what I'm doing now. 😁

The best band of all time is Depeche Mode. I love bats, cats, and mostly wear black \m/ \m/. I love eccentric shoes, I paint nature in acrylic on canvas, I have a large collection of beads, and on the rare occasion I dabble with polymer clay. I long to live in a Yurt or Tiny Home, on a few acres of land in southern Ontario, but I'll need an airplane-hangar-sized studio for all of my creative outlets, and all of my power tools.  I hate cooking, I can't keep plants alive, and I am starting to feel left behind as technology advances.  (Do I *neeeeeed* to be on Tiktok? 😂)

I'm cis, pan, and my pronouns are she/her or they/them. I have an awesome partner (9 years and going strong) and we have 3 four-legged kids.  I am a 1st gen Canadian, of Ashkenazi decent, but am 3% Scandinavian so I like to pretend that I descended from Norse royalty, because that would be badass. And I have blue eyes, lol. 

Anyway, it's a pleasure to meet you!

- Amanda

Amanda in front of a wall of hardware

Bat Coffin Shoulder Bag

A recent bag made as a pattern test for Needle & Anchor Patterns.