I’m always interested in how other business women define success. When I first spoke to Rachel at The Needle Shop, I knew I’d met a woman after my own heart.
Rachel’s goals are not what you might expect for a typical business owner. “This might sound strange, but making money is not our top priority,” she told me. Instead, what she wants is to inspire her customers, encouraging people to create and go with their gut.
Defining success this way has allowed the Needle Shop to thrive. Opened in 2005 as a sewing studio in Chicago, Rachel responded to greater and greater customer demand by beginning to offer the interesting fabrics her students wanted. These days, that selection of wonderful fabrics is available online as well.
By focusing on what her customers want along with her own unique perspective, Rachel is able to offer a gorgeous selection of fabrics online as well as in store. With her background as an interior designer, Rachel’s trained eye is evident in the selection of prints she carries. “We don’t try to carry everything, but hopefully everything you see, you want!”
Rachel has generously offered up a $50 gift card to The Needle Shop along with a Colette Pattern of your choice for our giveaway today.
How to enter:
Visit The Needle Shop and tell us which fabric you’d choose for making your Colette Pattern of choice. That’s it! The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. You have until Sunday 01/26 at midnight to cast your comment.
ETA: Penelope is our lucky winner, chosen by random number generator! Congrats Penelope!
Fabrics shown above: (1) Romi by Michael Miller (2) Diamond Fiesta by Bren Talavera, (3) Confetti Watermelon by AFG Studio, (4) Terrain Slate by Leah Duncan, (5) Mojave Illuminated by Leah Duncan, (6) Home Decor dots, (7) Purrfectly happy by Lizzy House