Seamstress Sarah Coble began sewing at the young age of five. You read that right. She was five years old when she learned to sew from an elderly woman at her church. Sarah would train under this woman one day a week for the next ten years. Eventually, Sarah would start teaching her own classes.
While a sophomore in high school, Sarah’s family moved. At the encouragement of her mother, the student became the teacher. So, 15-year-old Sarah began hosting sewing classes in their new town. She taught young girls in her community to sew for the rest of high school and into college. By the time she was a junior at the University of Texas at Arlington, Sarah was teaching over 40 students a week out of her parent’s home. This paid her way through school. After college, Sarah got married and of course, made her own wedding dress! Then, she made and altered wedding dresses for her sisters.
People began to take notice of Sarah’s tremendous talent to turn visions into reality. By 2016, Custom Creations was born. Custom Creations specializes in bridal gowns and alterations. She is delighted to work out of her home in Fort Worth, Texas. She’s never advertised because word of mouth has always kept her busy. In fact, when we met Sarah for photos, she had 25 wedding dresses in the works! Most recently, she altered my own wedding gown!
Sarah believes the home is the greatest mission field. She thanks God for the ability to home school her children while working for herself and blessing those in her community. She encourages others to not throw away God-given talent. “You may be blessed with talent in an area that the world doesn’t value, but God gives GOOD gifts, don’t waste them!” she says.
We are delighted to add the work of seamstress Sarah Coble into our collection of handmade products. This past summer, Susie collaborated with her to include something hand sewn for the Summer Decor Box. Sarah and her team at Custom Creations created a set of handmade white and oatmeal colored linen napkins. Plus, we look forward to many more textiles with this Texas maker!
Thank you for stopping by the blog, today! We hope you read more about our Texas makers, like ceramic artists The Wrights, 8FD Designs or painter Mary Gregory. Or, shop handmade in our online store, From: Susie.