What is Sew Me Sunshine?
Sew Me Sunshine is an independent fabric and haberdashery store stocking high quality dressmaking fabrics and haberdashery items that will make you smile. We also run a blog that will give you lots of inspiration and top sewing tips.
As a child I would watch my grandmother and my godmother sew their own clothes, but it wasn't until 2017 that I learnt to sew. My husband, Paul, surprised me with my first ever sewing machine when I was having some time out of my nursing career due to struggling with my mental health. I quickly fell head over heels in love with dressmaking, suddenly I had clothes that fit me and suited my style, which was something I had never been able to achieve from shopping on the high street. I also loved that I was able to create my own ethical and sustainable fashion. Sewing really helped with my recovery and I loved being a member of the sewing community.
One of the best bits about sewing my own wardrobe is carefully selecting the fabrics that I am going to use. I found myself spending hours researching the fabric industry. I was keen to be able to put my passion for fabric to good use, so I decided to start sourcing fabrics to sell to other dressmakers. This led to Sew Me Sunshine launching in August 2017. I initially started my business from my spare bedroom with just a small selection of fabrics, now the business is in its own unit in West London and I stock a large range of well known fabric brands along with lots of ex-designer/deadstock fabrics.
Sewing really has brought so much joy to my life, and I really hope that Sew Me Sunshine will bring a little bit of sewing joy to your life too.
Meet The Team:
Harriet - Founder
Harriet started Sew Me Sunshine in her spare bedroom in 2017. She decided to turn her sewing passion into a career with the encouragement from her husband Paul. She lives in London with her husband, son Arthur, daughter Rose and their dog Albert. When Harriet is not working she loves listening to true crime podcasts, watching documentaries and spending time with her family.
Lisa - Content Assistant & Studio Assistant
Lisa was the first person to join the Sew Me Sunshine team who wasn't a family member. Lisa started working at Sew Me Sunshine in 2019 and works extremely hard to get all your sunshine parcels out to you on time. She also helps with our YouTube channel by editing all of our videos and coming up with fun creative content. She also sews a lot of our samples. Lisa is originally from Scotland, when she is not working at Sew Me Sunshine she works as a professional seamstress for many other much loved sewing brands. When she is not working you will find her spending time with her beloved cats (Bibi and Nessie) and her husband Mike. Lisa enjoys reading, watching period dramas and Lord of the Rings in her spare time.
Mitzi - Studio Manager & Assistant Buyer
Mitzi joined the Sew Me Sunshine team in July 2021. In May 2023 Mitzi started working as our new studio manager and also continues to assist with buying. Mitzi is from London and loves spending time with her dog Daisy. She is an amazing knitter and loves to sew in her spare time. When Mitzi isn't sewing or knitting she loves to watch reruns of the Office.
Pauliina - Studio Assistant
Pauliina joined the sunshine team in May 2023. She works hard to get your orders out to you in a timely manner and helps to keep the studio organised. Pauliina is an experienced dressmaker and sews a lot of her boyfriend's wardrobe. When she is not sewing she enjoys the flavours around the world in food, coffee and other beverages.
We are also supported by our amazing accountant Rachael who runs Simplified Accounting.
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Thank you for visiting the site and HAPPY SEWING :)