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About Us

The staff of Sew Steady® works together every day with one mission to pursue, one goal in mind—to improve and enhance your sewing experience. Sew Steady® was founded in the early 90s, and purchased by TipBar Incorporated in 2009. The Sew Steady® product line consists of portable acrylic extension tables, cabinet inserts, and sewing accessories designed and customized to fit each individual sewing machine. That customization is what makes Sew Steady® so revolutionary. When you use a Sew Steady® product, you are using something crafted specifically for your machine, designed to elevate your creativity.

As part of our core mission, we are always looking for ways to expand our product line. For that reason, in April of 2015 we proudly became the exclusive USA manufacturer and distributor of Westalee Design® tools. Then in 2019 we proudly purchased Westalee Design to be the world wide manufacturer and owner of Westalee Design.  There are more than 800 items in the Westalee Design® product line, including the exciting, new-to-the-industry Quilting Ruler Work Feet, more than 600 Ruler Designs and tools for domestic and longarm machines, and more than 200 Patchwork Tools.

Sew Steady & Westalee Design work with over 2,000 Retail Stores worldwide to supply products, education, and events using our tools.  Our focus on education includes 20+ educators and instructors world wide along with a new online university making education available anytime of day just click away.  Click here to learn more.

Sew Steady® and Westalee Design® products will make your sewing better, easier, more effortlessly creative—more fun!


Join our Community we offer Education to you in 5+ amazing places!

Sew Steady University – Get access to 100+ Classes Free & Paid for Ruler Work and Sew Steady

Sew Steady Facebook – Live Events weekly on Ruler Work

Westalee by Me Facebook Group – This private group is dedicated to sharing Westalee Projects  and asking questions day and night educators from all over the world are present to assist.

You Tube Channels:  Sew Steady You Tube has Education on Ruler Work & Sew Steady products with 200 + videos

Westalee Design You Tube  has 100+ product how to videos for patchwork and ruler work.

Sew Steady Events – Check out our Events hosted by Resellers offering Education in person and online  world wide.

Sew Steady Education – Find all the above and FAQ’s, Packaging, and  Free Projects

Click here to learn more about becoming a reseller or educator with Sew Steady.

Gibson Holders is a sister company to Sew Steady operating out of the same facility.  Gibson Holders manufactures and distributes world wide display stands ideal for Home Décor and retail display.

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The Sew Steady Team

Our Office Team

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Jerry Tippets


Portrait of Mendy Tippets

Mendy Tippets


Portrait of Stacy Lewey

Stacy Lewey

Customer Relations Manager

Portrait of Ken Lewey

Ken Lewey

Office Manager & Accountant

Portrait of Brandon Tippets

Brandon Tippets

Production Manager

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Jessica Brunner

Customer Service Lead & Marketing Assistant

Portrait of Melissa Tippets

Melissa Tippets

Customer Service / Design