SteamWestRevolution

Steam West Revolution

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2022

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Rhonda Wilmot

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Rhonda Wilmot

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About SteamWestRevolution

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This girl LOVES to design and produce fun and unique items.

My name is Rhonda and currently I live in Northern Arizona....in the Prescott quad city area. I learned how to sew when I was very young....my parents purchased a subscription to 'stitch by stitch' , a hardbound collection that showed step by step instructions for all sorts of craft from crochet to sewing, from knitting to cross stitch. You get the picture. I sold my first handmade item, a hand sewed doll, when I was 10, at a swap meet for a dollar. Ha! I guess I got the sew and sell bug way back then!
I was raised in a home that encouraged both creative and practical behavior. Our hobbies were hobbies but work paid the bills. When I got married, I worked hard to help pay the bills, but when we had our first son, I made the decision to be a full time Mom. So, I started finding out how I could bring income from home. That's when my parents bought me my very first sewing machine. I made bedding for the baby and little bags to sell and covered albums and covered pattern boxes....I tried so many things. I learned that when I would follow patterns exactly, the clothes didn't fit quite right, so I stuck to books and boxes and other non clothing.
Fast forward to nearly 20 years of marriage and 2 teenage boys that I was educating at home. I was incredibly blessed to become friends with a veteran seamstress and a professional tailor. I had acquired piecework through a local clothing designer and my friends helped me purchase a serger and then taught me a great deal about sewing clothing, altering patterns for different body types and even designing my own costumes and clothing.
I also have another friend who would come over and make tote bags with me. We had goads of outdated fabric that I was given. We learned applique, embroidery and beadwork and designed our own totes...then went to swap meet to sell them. We didn't sell many, but we learned so much and had a great time with the experience. We called our bags 'Ugly Totes' and I still use this name on my bags today.
I've learned a great deal over the years because of all the people that God put in my life to teach me and encourage my dreams. So, my next phase is an overflow of what has been done for me.
I'm currently working on a women's dress line for the Spring and Summer of 2023. My goal is to find other women in my area who have made the decision to stay at home with their children. That's a very difficult decision because living on one income is practically impossible these days. I want to give them the opportunity to learn a trade and make income from their home. They would have the opportunity to finish piecework for SWR and be paid a fair price for each finished product.
My goal is to encourage that Proverbs 31 woman.....help her have a trade and talent, spark her creativity.....encourage her as she grows in her industry. I hope the enthusiasm spreads as we build up moms and produce amazing clothing.
I understand that not every woman makes the choice to remain at home with their children. This is no judgement or criticism of women who work outside the home. It is just an extra support for those that choose homemaking as their career. For too long, the homemaker has been stigmatized by our society and I, for one, would like to stand by that woman and hold her up. It's a very hard decision to leave behind a job outside the home with the security of good income, health care and possible retirement. Many of us do this out of deep conviction and faith. So, this is my vision and goal with Steam West Revolution.
A small side note. I am always on the search for materials manufactured in the USA and other freedom loving countries. If you have information on good notions and fabrics made here, please send me a link. I'm new to this side of the industry and would love to have more good sources. Thank you and God bless!

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Last updated on May 19, 2022
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Do you have a FAQ?

That would be my first question.

Custom and personalized orders

No, not at this time. However, I am always open to suggestions so feel free to contact me.

Care instructions

Purses are up-cycled denim, so wash gently.

What are other ways I can contact you?

My website is steamwestrevolution.com and my email is swr.rhonda@gmail.com