Cisco Sewing Supplies & Notions was established in 2010 (as a subsidiary of Pattison Enterprises) by Barb Pattison. A former school teacher and a sewist since childhood, Barb was diagnosed in 2000 with Multiple Sclerosis and unable to continue teaching so decided to sell sewing supplies online. Doctors predicted she would be confined to a wheelchair within 5 years but today she is still somewhat mobile (with the aid of a walker) and manages fairly well with her husband in their rural home along with multiple rescued cats, dogs and several laying chickens.

Cisco Sewing Supplies & Notions memorializes a very special Paint horse named Cisco Sunfire that Barb and her husband owned for over 17 years. Cisco was named after the horse ridden by Kevin Costner in the movie Dances with Wolves. Cisco was born on their farm and was their very first stallion. Horse enthusiasts know that owning a stallion can be rather challenging, especially a 1200 pound one. Stallions can be rude, unruly and even dangerous (all that testosterone).

Cisco was a well-mannered stallion right from the start. He was affectionate, protective, beautiful, and a wonderful daddy. Mares (female horses) often leave their older babies with other mares they trust to "babysit" but rarely with a male horse and almost never with a stallion. All the mares must have trusted Cisco because he was often seen “babysitting" his own off-spring as well as foals that weren't his (some stallions kill foals that are not theirs). He was a wonderful horse and he is greatly missed. Sadly, Cisco died from the injuries sustained during an animal attack. The suspected attacker was a bear and Cisco was protecting the young horses. To commemorate him, Barb decided to name this sewing supplies, notions, and tools store after him.

Our Store
Cisco Sewing Supplies & Notions is a Canadian, independent online sewing supplies store. Since Barb was always passionate about both teaching and sewing, it seemed a natural fit to create a shopping outlet which other sewing enthusiasts (regardless of mobility) could easily access from their computer, tablet, mobile phone, etc. When she has time and energy, Barb now uses her teaching skills to make sewing videos and tutorials to help and inspire fellow sewing enthusiasts. Barb’s primary sewing interest is Hauté Couture sewing for Plus Sized women to make beautiful, well-fitting, comfortable and flattering clothing that will last a very long time. Eliminating the demand for “Fast Fashion” has always been a passion for Barb and she is thrilled that the idea is catching on. After 45+ years of sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, cross stitching, tatting, and almost any other needle craft you can imagine, Barb is knowledgeable about a wide variety of needle crafts. In recent years, she has also taken up quilting. As a former teacher of art, computers, math, and English/Language Arts, she is able to give thoughtful, clear responses to customer’s inquiries and understands their needs. Barb has always loved being able to help people and providing exemplary customer service has always been our first priority at Cisco Sewing Supplies & Notions.

  • Most importantly, we sew too! We understand you and your needs and we are here to help whenever and however we can.
  • We believe shopping online should be SAFE and SECURE for customers. We comply fully with all Yahoo Store online security requirements to make sure your information and privacy is protected. (Please note that Yahoo Stores only work with US curracy thus all our prices are in US dollars).
  • Currently the Canadian government requires the charging of taxes on products sold only by Canadian Retail stores to Canadian customers. The Canadian Federal tax is called GST (Goods and Services Tax) and is not charged to customers outside of Canada. For Canadian customers, because we are located in Alberta (no PST), we are currently not required to charge PST (Provincial Sales Tax) on any orders. For customers outside of Canada, there are no taxes required!
  • We NEVER sell customer information or e-mail addresses. EVER.
  • We ship in-stock items the same day, if possible. If not possible, we will ship them ASAP. We will notify you by e-mail and/or telephone if there is a shipping delay, a discontinued item or any other problem(s) with your order.
  • Established in 2010, we are “ancient” in terms of internet age.


Contact information
By email:

By standard mail:
PO Box 192
Ashmont, Alberta, Canada
T0A 0C0

By phone:
1 (780) 726-3801 (between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MST) Please note we observe all Canadian holidays.

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