Kathy & Perry lead the team at Snip & Stitch Sewing Centre.

Since 1964 Snip & Stitch has been inspiring and instructing sewers from all over Vancouver Island and beyond.

We have grown, matured and changed in so many ways since 2006. Kathy & Perry bought Snip & Stitch Sewing Centre Ltd. from Betty and Neil MacLean that year after Kathy had worked for Betty for 17 years.

Snip & stitch started its life as a mainly garment sewing store in Harbour Park Mall (currently Port Place Shopping Centre). Later they made the move to a bigger and busier store in Woodgrove Centre where they would build the business into a sewing machine, garment sewing and quilting store offering many beginner to advanced sewing classes. The Norwell Drive location became the flagship store and it was eventually decided to close the Woodgrove store in favour of a place where they could set their own hours and hammer their own nails in the walls.

Today, we all love to work with and show off the latest fabrics, notions, books and patterns for quilting and garment sewing. We offer a full range of classes for sewing, quilting and embroidery enthusiasts (from beginner to advanced). Don’t forget the free lessons on machines purchased from our store.

To our Customers,

You have all been my guiding force and thanks to you, we’re heading in the right direction. Be inspired and come see what we are all about. We thank you very much for all your patience and understanding and for all of your support throughout these interesting times we are living in.

Discover the world of sewing at Snip & Stitch Sewing Centre. Happy Sewing!

From Kathy & Perry

On Site Repair

Perry and one of our newest member’s Charles are busy at work in the back room in our on site repair department. They are trained throughout the year from our flagship brands, and they can service most makes and models. We are happy to offer approximately a 2 week turn around. (Things are quite busy these days!)

You can call ahead or drop off your machine in person. Prices vary depending on what type of machine and what the issues are.

Where are we?


#1-4047 Norwell Drive

Nanaimo, BC, V9T 1Y6

1-250-756-2176 OR 1-800-789-1730

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