The Story Behind the Shop
Sincerely Rylee Fabric Shop has a story that spans from coast to coast. A tale of ordinary beginnings turning into a sweater knit haven for seamstresses from all over! One day I was organizing my all-consuming, yet extremely lovely, stash of floral knits! I quickly realized *maybe* I had a hoarding problem. I had fabric in every nook and cranny of my house. Instead of calling TLC to get on the next season of "Hoarding Buried Alive" I did what any logical seamstress would do... I went directly to the biggest fabric network there was at the time and showcased my pretty fabric for all to see! The response was overwhelming!!! It went from a "look at the pretties!' post to my inbox and original thread receiving hundreds of request for me to help others build their stash! And so, a business was born! Through a few moves, some hiccups, and major changes, Sincerely Rylee has grown into the flourishing business I could have only dreamed of and I can't wait to continue on the SR journey with all of you!
Who is Sincerely Rylee?
This isn't just a straight forward answer! Sincerely Rylee is made up of many people who are devoted each and every day at providing the best customer service we can! Lets get to know who is behind Sincerely Rylee.
Meet Darcey (Owner)
Sincerely Rylee was founded by myself in 2014. Though before that I was just a mom crafting my way through naps. I never knew how much I loved sewing before having my daughter (Rylee). During my nesting stage with Rylee I found myself taking on project after project. Those days are far, few, and in-between lately! After added a second little one to the crew, Sawyer, balancing my two children by myself and the shop duties sewing has became a special privilege! Although surprisingly over the years my love for sewing has really turned into a love of fabric! I find it fascinating to learn every bit of information my field provides. From Liverpool to sweater knits! It's been so exciting learning the shop as it grows!
Where to start... you know that friend we all hope to have? That friend that may only come once in or lifetime? The one we can call any moment and they are there ready to listen? This is mine. Christy is my best friend, my human diary, my other half! She is so selfless. So ready to help! Christy and I have been friends for 10 plus years. Ironically we met whiling working a serving job fresh out of high school. Our lives took us all over the country but we still managed to keep in touch. Putting time aside to Skype when we could, to meet up for bagels if we ever happened to be in our home town visiting at the same time. When I decided to make the journey back to Florida I KNEW right away I wanted to offer Christy a job with me. She has learned the ropes of the shop so well and I'm excited we are on this journey together!
Amber... This little lady has been a friend of mine since high school! Years ago when life seemed so easy she was there with me and our other girlfriends ready to take on life by the horns. We walked the same hallways, watched the same movies, listened to the same kind of music. There's something so special about those high school friends. They offer a place to return to no matter how much time has passed. And with our passing time we decided we aren't super cool up coming pop stars... but awesome moms instead! Amber has been with the shop for a good little bit now.. she has learned so much in such a short time!
Kelli is where SR all started! Years ago when normal people slept in... our Saturdays were filled with fabric shopping together. I'm sure every customer of mine can agree that we'd take the chance at fabric shopping over warm pancakes if it meant you got all the pretties!! And no worries.. we usually almost always ended our fabric date with some yummy Starbucks instead. When it comes to moral support she's the bees knees! Kelli has been there through every typical entrepreneur moment I've had over the years. From the ups and downs of owning your own business she is so good at empowering me, bringing me to my senses, and just down right laying it all out for me. She is a special gem. So full of love. We are so lucky to have been on the journey with you from the very beginning!
Savanna. My sweet sweet Savanna. Let's start off by saying Savanna and I have never met in person. But that doesn't mean anything towards or friendship! Savanna jumped on the SR train with me months into the new shop and we haven't looked back! She is there answering any question, any customer concern, open to offering help at any moment she can! She's creative, loving, and kind! Something that had mixed so well with my shop! She takes pride in the sewing community and I'm so thankful she's apart of my team!