Once again our call for talented sewing enthusiasts has been answered and we are pleased to welcome our new Samantha Claridge Studio Design team for 2019!
This wonderful team of designers will be creating projects and tutorials with our products to inspire you to get your make on. Each week we will link up their posts here and share their projects on Instagram, so make sure you are following us @sewcraftyshop and check out the #scdesignteam to keep up with all the team’s creations.
So here they are! Why not give them a follow and check out their blogs!…
Hello, I’m Jenny, I’ve been sewing for more than 20 years in various forms. I trained as a costume maker and nowadays I sew most of my own wardrobe and enjoy any sort of hand sewing I can do on the sofa!
Sewist, psychologist, Londoner, traveller. Alexa loves making clothes, particularly using her vintage patterns. She’s a little obsessed by 70s patterns and is currently trying not to drown under her fabric stash.
Follow Alexa over on her blog now: almostahippy.blogspot.com
Hi! My name is Ali and I live in Birmingham with my hubby and two gorgeous kiddy winks. Over the last couple of years, I’ve really got into sewing. And over the last 30 something years, I’ve been crafty in general! I’ll have a go at most things but it seems crochet, embroidery and paper crafts have stuck with me alongside the sewing. I like making clothes for my family as well as incorporating my crafts into my home décor.
Hi there, I’m Carol
although most people will know me as Chatterstitch!! Although I’m a scientist by day I’m a sewist by night. I chose this Instagram and blog name as it really is what I’m all about!! Just chatting and stitching! Although I have sewn since I was a girl (3rd gen) I’ve recently found a new enthusiasm as I’m really loving the social media and indie pattern side. I’m so excited to be part of the sew crafty design team and I can’t wait to share my makes with you all!
Clare has been running Miss Maker for 6 years and juggles her time between looking after two little people; endless crafting, dressmaking and interiors projects of her own; providing an ever-expanding range of sewing and craft courses; creating easy to use patterns for small projects; freelance craft writing and creating individual fabric commissions.
Check out Miss Maker on her website and blog now: www.missmaker.co.uk
I’m Sally aka the Yorkshire Sewist I’m also the joint organiser of Sew Up North – a sewing meet up in Leeds. Wife to my childhood sweetheart and Mama to 2 boys and a man mog. My day job is an Activities Coordinator for a Learning Disabilities home and it’s so rewarding. I’ve been sewing for nearly 5 years now and never looked back, must admit though I am a selfish sewer!
Hi, I’m Kathrine, self-confessed sewing addict and dog lover! I’m a mum of four children and grandma to two granddaughters. 3 years ago, I made a huge life decision to leave my job as a Primary School Head Teacher and this has allowed me to live life in my
way and to follow my passions. I have been sewing for as long as I can remember, I was taught by my gran over 50 years ago sitting by her side using her old Singer machine.
Hi, I’m Lisa. I’m a 45-year-old married mum to 3 girls. I live out in the countryside in a little village between Sheffield and Huddersfield. I started sewing when 2 of my girls did competitive figure skating and ice dancing just so I was able to make their practice clothes. This soon progressed to me making their competition dresses too. As they got older and GCSE’s were looming they decided that they wanted to quit skating to concentrate on their education. I missed sewing and it had become a passion so I started to make clothing for myself, the girls and my mum. I found Instagram and the sewing community and have met some lovely people, some I have had the pleasure of meeting in real life too! As I write this I’m only active on Instagram and am currently trying to pluck up the courage to start a blog. I am Looking forward to getting to know more of you lovely sewists out there!
I’m Lucy a photographer by day and crafter by night, based in Liverpool. I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember(thanks to my mum) and sew everything from cross stitch patterns, cushions & bits for the house, to clothes. I used to mainly alter ready to wear clothes but got back into dressmaking in the last year as a way to switch off from a busy work schedule. I’m loving making a me-made wardrobe for me and my husband, and love making gifts for my niece’s.
I’m Maria and in a past lifetime, I worked at an industrial hazardous waste management company. After changing my life completely, sewing appeared in my life and slowly but surely it becomes a big part of it and more than just a hobby. I started sewing for my girls and sometime later for myself. One of the things I like the most in sewing is a neat finishing and a beautiful garment inside and out. Also, I like the fact that there is always something new to learn.
I’m Marsha, 36 and a mum to three girls. I have been sewing on and off since I was 16. Moving to Britain from Australia when I was 19 and have only got back into sewing 7 years ago. I love sewing for myself and my kids.
Hi! I’m Natalie
and I am 33 years old. I live in Maidenhead with my husband and 2-Year-Old Daughter. I used to sew as a child; bought a sewing machine about 5 years ago to make a patchwork quilt but then only took it up again about 6 months ago and can’t stop! My little girl and making presents for people is where I usually end up with my sewing but now looking to make things for myself. I love all crafts; I have been doing Scrapbooking and card making since I was at university and I have a rather serious obsession for all things Disney which has found its way into my sewing 🙂 I cant wait to get started as part of the design team and learn from these amazing sewing experts!
Hello! My name is Romy and I live in Coventry. I’ve been sewing for around 3 and a half years and love making clothes with cute prints you wouldn’t find in the shops. My favourite garments to sew are fit and flare dresses and jersey tops. I’m really looking forward to trying new fabrics and patterns for the Sew Crafty blog!
Rudy got her sewing machine for Christmas 2014 and has taught herself to sew in the following months. She professes to still be very much a beginner but loves to sew clothes, to quilt, and to do papercrafts. She loves to experiment with new techniques and keeping herself learning.
I’m Rachel a stitchy obsessive from Yorkshire, I live with my husband, son and mammoth fabric stash that is out of control. I’ve been sewing for 5 years now and although primarily a dressmaker has just ventured into bag making too which is a whole new world of haberdashery items to drool over. In my non-sewing time, I’m a nurse practitioner, trying to balance a busy workload, being a mum and wife and a love of running along with finding time with my sewing machine is always a challenge!
My name is Steph, I am a busy mama, sewer, designer and all-round geek girl! I love to design and sew unique toys and dolls, cute clothing (particularly kids clothing) and I am now dipping my toe into the waters of cosplay! if I’m not at my sewing machine there’s a good chance I’m working on my digital illustration or planning my next D&D campaign.
Keep your eyes peeled for the project blog posts to come, they are corkers!