Our April Customer Spotlight is about Vienna Goates of Nennie & Nolie. Learning to sew did not come easily to Vienna, but the more she practiced, the better she became at it. Once she discovered the perfect design for a comfortable, fitted headband, she started her own business. Here is more about Vienna and her company - Nennie & Nolie.
About Vienna ::
I always wanted to learn to sew, so I took a sewing class at a little quilt shop in my college town almost five years ago. I could barely sew a straight line at the time. I was the worst student in the class; I had to unpick everything I did and start over at every step. My teacher was patient and didn't get frustrated (even though I did!) and she made me believe that I could really learn to do it. With each project I tackled (I started with quilts) I learned a little more and became a better seamstress. When I was pregnant with my first baby; I was so excited to make anything and everything I could for her and her nursery. And I've pretty much been sewing every day ever since then. I first started sewing with knits when I was pregnant with my second baby; I wanted to make some swaddle blankets from some cute knit fabrics. The first of many orders from Girl Charlee! After that I decided I could learn to make simple dresses for my tall, skinny toddler, and I started using the scraps to make my first headbands.
My headbands are comfortable, stay put all day long, and come in a ton of gorgeous patterns and colors. I am always so happy when my customers tell me how much they love my headbands. People love them for running and working out because they stay on, and they wash up beautifully! They fix any bad hair day, and can be worn with any hairstyle; up, down, long, short; they're for everyone. One of my very favorite aspects of my business is selecting the fabrics that I use for headbands. I get compliments on the huge variety and fun, unique prints that I offer. I love this little business so much and I'm so proud of it. I have a huge passion for fabric and sewing and I'm so blessed to be able to use it to create things that make people happy.
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