New Sewing Workshops in 2023!

Hello Beautiful

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Denise Jones Chu has always been passionate about sewing, beginning with Barbie clothes and dressing the family dog. Her grandma, who was an original "repurposer," inspired her with her ability to reduce textile waste, so Denise began her sewing business almost 30 years ago with a commitment to repurposing materials, recycling, reducing textile waste, and maintaining a zero waste studio.

Denise holds a BFA degree and professional development in Education and Archival Studies as well as a 2 year Diploma Textile Art Program is a professional textile dyer. Using her innovative sewing skills for stroke patients, she worked for 17 years in the medical industry as a Mobility and Pressure Management Specialist.

Teaching sewing and art for decades, including high school, she found a passion in teaching students of all levels and a dedication to helping others. Her business, Hello Beautiful Sewing and Design is dedicated to providing employment opportunities for people facing work barriers. Over the years, she has worked with WorkBC training clients in her studio and providing work opportunities.  

As a result of her dedication, Denise was involved in starting non-profit sewing programs, and served a production manager for a number of years. Currently, she volunteers with Our Social Fabric (a non-profit textile waste initiative). She started the workshop programs at OSF and was the main instructor for years. Currently, Denise looks after the sewing machine program and serves on the Board of Directors. 

Since establishing her business in BC, Hello Beautiful Sewing and Design has developed numerous product lines for many local companies, including bag making and pet wear lines, and helped many others launch successful products. She has created several fashion lines of her own brands, including "Cove Kids Clothing", "Hello Beautiful Sportswear" line for women (PickleBall clothing), and "Hello Handsome Sportwear" line for men. In addition, she has created a line of ceramic buttons "Hello Beautiful Buttons" that are sold in yarn and button stores Canada wide. The team at Hello Beautiful offers beginner and intermediate sewing workshops from the sewing studio in Burnaby. 

Hello Beautiful looks forward to sewing your ideas to life.