About Us

Teresa Locicero

about_teresaMy name is Teresa Locicero; owner/president of Sewing World. I took over the family business from a very talented man who knew everything about running a sewing store, and his name is Frank Carrubba; my dad, who has taught me everything I know today. My father is retired and is now enjoying his leisurely life that he so much deserves. When I took over 3 years ago, I was ready to continue this adventure running a busy store with four departments. Boy can it get crazy busy in there! And now we are into our 3rd generation and very proud to have my daughter Christina Martin (my software specialist and educator of all sewing machines) with me by my side. I started in the sewing machine business over 27 years ago and during this time I have sold and serviced a wide variety of makes and models of sewing machines. Now with all this experience and expertise in this business, I am busier than ever and enjoying every minute of it. I enjoy doing the Home & Garden shows, Sewing festivals, and of course the Canadian National Exhibition. I love to demonstrate quality products like Janome; the largest company of sewing machines in the world. I enjoy meeting fabulous customers and they have become very good friends to me. My store gives fantastic after sales service by offering unlimited lessons on any purchased machines; new or used! Sewing World has won 7 years Diamond for Best Sewing Store and our hard work surely pays off. I have an on-site technician with 40 years in the industry in fixing any make and model of sewing machines, sergers, even industrial machines. I have a sewing expert teacher, Debbie, who has joined our team, who is a wonderful and talented teaching classes’ from beginner to advanced designer wear. We also teach private instruction depending on what people would like to learn, home decor, men's clothing, and so much more... So please, come in and meet us, because Christina, Deb and I would LOVE to meet you!!! Were open 7 days a week to meet your needs!

Our Team

Christina Locicero

about_christinaHi my name is Christina and I am software specialist here at Sewing World. I started helping my grandfather when I was only 11 years of age, and after all my years growing up, I realized that working in retail was what I enjoy best. It fits my personality because I consider myself outgoing and I enjoy meeting new people every day. I love teaching different kinds of software that is on the market and I suppose I can say that I'm knowledgeable with how to work any computerized sewing machine and find them fun to work with. It is amazing how far sewing machines have come, and the fact that you can find any type of design and transfer it right to the machine is truly amazing. Every sewers dream! Come in and we would all love to meet you. info@sewingmachine.ca

Deb

about_debHi, I’m Deb. I am a sewing instructor at Sewing World. I have been passionate about sewing for as long as I can remember. In university I majored in fashion design at Ryerson where I learned Ready To Wear techniques, but it was the old world haute couture methods that intrigued me. Moving to Montreal, I then studied under the “Grand Dame” of haute couture in Canada - Angelina DiBello.
At this time, my own custom design business was created from people requesting that I make suits and gowns for them. Fellow designers would call me for advice on garments they were making, suggesting that I should teach. One of the greatest rewards of teaching is seeing the look of excitement on a student’s face when they have completed a garment, and they know they have created it themselves.

Mike

about_MichaelHello My name is Mike. I am an experienced sewing machine technician at Sewing World. I have over 35 years of experience in the sewing machine industry and I can repair Singer, Brother, Elna, Bernina, etc... And industrial machines, sergers to.. Do you have a machine that hasn't been used for a while? Or do you have a great machine that all of a sudden doesn't feel the way it normally feels? Or were you given a used machine that needs a check-up and some loving care. Bring your machine to Sewing World were open 7 days a week. Our customer is guaranteed 100 % satisfaction on all work performed. I have built my reputation on honest and fair pricing and TOP quality workmanship. I won’t go ahead without your approval. You will get a fast FREE estimate when your machine comes into our store.

Our Clients

Sewing Worlds supplies Janome Sewing machines to the following schools. We supply most schools with all Janome sewing machines and sergers.

  • Branksome Hall
  • The Toronto Prep School
  • Nortre Dame High School
  • Sir Wilford Laurier
  • Woburn Collegiate
  • Cardinal Newman
  • École secondaire Étienne-Brûlé
  • St. Patricks High School
  • Judith Nyman Secondary and many more

Sewing World

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Visitors from Janome Head Office

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Teresa doing what she does best at the International Home Show

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