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Kadina Craft and Sewing Centre located in Kadina, Australia is our 2023 Australian Grand Prize Winner.

Located in South Australia in Kadina, which is primarily a hard working farming district, the shop services the local people of the Copper Triangle (15,000 population) and also post goods all over Australia to its online Facebook customers, too!

We asked Owner Genevieve Bache about the store, staff, and the impact of our contest.

Can we share some history about the store?

I’ve been in business coming up 10 years in November. I was a single mum and started out with a loan from a generous uncle (he must have seen something in me!) and from there Kadina Craft and Sewing was born.

In that time, we have moved to larger premises and increased our range of sewing supplies. We love what we do and it’s a pleasure to go to work each day!

Owner Genevieve Bache

Can you describe your product offerings or store services?

We have a large range of fabrics including Kaffe, Tula and William Morris just to name a few. We aim to keep abreast of trends in fabrics.

We also stock Janome machines, yarn, habby, DMC threads, as well as a large range of ByAnnie products!

—2023 Contest Customer Comment —
The laughter and friendliness always when entering the shop. Genevieve is very helpful to make sure you are a very satisfied customer, if your fabric or what you want is not in the store, she makes a phone call to the warehouse to see if it is in stock, and orders it, and rings you as soon as it arrives. Her staff and atmosphere is so helpful and bubbly it makes your day for having visited.


Tell us about your staff.

We have a heap of “vollies” who help and serve in the shop…they really are our family and friends…they always go the extra mile!!

My staff are actually my family and friends…I like to call them the shop fairies…and I love them all dearly! They are the backbone of KC&SC!!

—2023 Contest Customer Comment —
Awesome friendly staff. Nothing is ever too much for the girls and Gen knows everyone by name and what they like. Every moment in the shop is special.


Do you have any events to share so that we can help spread the word?

We enjoy hosting a weekly sit and sew session, kids sewing classes, adults sewing and quilting classes, and of course our ByAnnie workshops. We hold regular Janome demonstrations, retreats and so much more! We hope to host a ByAnnie Trunk Show during the month of May.

—2023 Contest Customer Comment —
We have sit and sew every Wednesday Every class is special with a beautiful group of friends


In closing

Genevieve of Kadina Craft and Sewing Centre  said, “My customers have been so enthusiastic, spreading the word about the competition. It’s certainly created a buzz!!

My customers are actively involved on the ByAnnie bag makers group and take great pride in sharing their creations and encouraging others.”

We love this!

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