Beginning in 2006, Saunders Sewing was brought to reality out of necessity. She lost her admin position just two days before the end of her probation period. The reason her supervisor gave her was "you don't fit in". This confused Joan. She was taught that if you worked hard, then you should keep your job. She learned that was a lie. Her father encouraged her to remember the trade of sewing, and make a living. Her first client hired her to design a suit to accommodate her disability. Ten years of sewing under her belt, Joan Saunders and her band of sewing fanatics put together a team that assists others with their textile needs.