Thursday, 16 May 2013

Tailor's ham - made to order

I'm making tailor's hams, fabulous pressing aids when ironing, to order, in your choice of fabric - I use a 100 % cotton and a wool on the reverse. Please let me know if you would like button fabric, as shown, or choose from the selection shown below. I will also be adding tailor's sausages.

 I have some bar code fabric, or stamps, or a tailor inspired print:

I also have an ironing themed fabric, and a newspaper ads one (though note the ads are not sewing related):

You can see a few more of the fabrics here:

 There's a really cheerful cotton reels print:

You can find more details in my folksy shop, here. Tailor's hams are of immense use when pressing awkward seams, whether dressmaking or ironing. The hams are £12 plus £3 p/p within the UK.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Granny's / Grandpa's glasses cases

I've been making personalized glasses cases to order, via my facebook and Folksy shop, and these are a selection of those I've made to order recently.

This one was named:

I have some listed in my Folksy shop - do take a look if you are interested, or contact me on

GB £12.50 each 
Post and packing within the UK: £1.50
Payment by cheque or paypal.
Please contact me for total shipping price elsewhere.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Personalised Christmas stockings

I've been making a lot of personalised Christmas stockings, and thought I'd update my blog here to add a Christmas-y touch. These are £15 plus £1 pp within the UK. There are also lots of lovely handmade gifts in my Sew Happy Folksy shop, so do please look if you're looking for something special.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Sew Happy Lavender bag / Lavender sachet Collection

I've been making lavender sachets and lavender bags. Each lavender bag is stamped with a beautiful shabby chic design, and embellished with lace trim.

These are very romantic, and very pretty. You can hang in a wardrobe, to provide a lovely scent, or keep on display on a hook. They each have a jute loop.

Much of the lace I sourced in France. Each sachet contains a generous amount of lavender bought from my local organic lavender farm. The backs are a fine muslin showing off the lavender, but also ensuring the scent is released easily.

A gentle squeeze releases a wonderful lavender scent.

£5.50 within the UK - includes packing and postage. £7 to anywhere within the EU.

 Contact me at - payment by paypal.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Personalised bunting - LOVE handmade letter bunting

I've created about 200 letters for personalised bunting orders, and love doing each one. So making a LOVE name bunting is something I really enjoy. I've used a selection of pretty Cath Kidston floral fabrics for this, and given it a blue theme.

Each letter is padded, set onto a template, and backed with felt - in this case a happy red felt.

The four fabrics complement each other beautifully, and this would look very pretty in any home. It would be a lovely Valentine's Day gift - and a gift that lasts.

I make each of my buntings to order and all vary in their use of fabrics - you can choose this one, which is ready now, or select your own fabrics.

My personalised bunting is £4 per letter, and I'm happy to make any word or phrase, in any combination of fabrics, or in one fabric - see my personalised buntings link on the right side bar to see other examples of my buntings.
LOVE is £16 plus £3 post and packing within the UK. Contact me at, or find me on Folksy:
I'm happy to post overseas - contact me for prices.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Ships fabric linen mix iPad cover

I'm making these to order, after requests for iPad cases suitable for men. This is a gorgeous linen/cotton mix fabric printed with a ship and boat design. I've padded and interfaced, so it's soft but holds its shape well.

It's really lovely. After polling the men around me, I decided on a simple button closure - using a waxed cotton cord to wrap around the button. As there are two, it is very secure. I've chosen a boat themed button for the lower button.

This is made to order so you can specify the choice of gingham lining - blue or brown or green or red. Up to you! Please allow 7 days after ordering. The pattern placement will vary, but all will look stunning. The back is another part of the design.

GB £16 plus £2.50 post and packing. Will come, like all my iPad covers, beautifully wrapped in tissue, and with a label stating it is a iPad cover from the Sew Happy shop. There is also a Sew Happy label in the cover itself. Contact me at

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Handmade iPad cover, Cath Kidston print fabric

I have two more iPad covers available - I've sold quite a few iPad covers now, and I love making these, as each is different. These will suit an iPad 1 or 2, and are patched from two fabrics. The back and front are the same fabrics.

Cath Kidston antique rose on white is patched with a soft green gingham. The case closes with a metal popper.

I also have this one, which also closes with a metal popper:

It is patched from the same green gingham, but this time complemented with Cath Kidston's gorgeous pink paisley.

Both are beautiful cases. They are supplied with labels, making them perfect for a gift.

You can contact me on or buy them through my Folksy shop: link for the paisley one, and link for the white rose. They are £20 each, plus £2.50 pp. They are interlined for durability and softly padded as well, to help protect your iPad.

Many thanks for visiting my Sew Happy Shop.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

iPad covers / iPad cases - patchworked from pretty fabrics

I have a selection of iPad covers, softly padded to provide a casing for your iPad and all made from a patchwork of fabrics guaranteed to cheer you on taking your iPad out of a bag. I have a fabulous sewing themed print (the front shown above and the back just below):

Or there's the one with a cheeky fruity ladies print, teamed with a gorgeously complementary graphic fruit print:

This is a brilliant fabric, full of cheeky fun:

Or how about cupcakes for a tea and cake lover:

I also have a sunny red iPad case, patchworked from a gingham teamed with a classic Cath Kidston. This one closes with a ribbon tie around a handcovered button.

It also is embellished with ribbons, including a Live Laugh Love ribbon:

Most of my cases close with a velcro tab. These are all striking cases, and one of a kind - I haven't seen iPad covers quite like these anywhere.

I've sold a number of my iPad cases, so not all shown in the picture above are available, but if you spot a fabric you like, I can make to order if I still have the fabrics.

My iPad covers are a perfect fit for the original iPad but also sized to fit the iPad 2. I've tested with both and sold to people who have both. They are pictured with the iPad 1. They make an iPad prettier!

Contact me at with any questions.
Cost of each iPad sleeve is £20 plus £2.50 pp within the UK.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Kindle case / eReader Sleeve - Made to order

I've started making Kindle cases. Because there's such a variety of eReaders, I'll make these to order once I know your particular model - whether it be Kindle or Kobo or Nook.

I've made up some samples to show my design. I love patchwork, so these are patchworked from two complementary fabrics, and themed for particular interest. I have a music lovers eReaders case:

And also one for a wine lover, with wine bottle labels stamped on the fabric:

I've also used a pretty bird themed fabric:

I add a line of embroidery to most of my covers, if it suits the design, and they are all fully lined and padded for extra protection. They close with a velcro tab.

Contact me at with any questions. Cost of each eReader sleeve is £16 plus £2.50 pp within the UK.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Fabric rabbits!

Two patchwork rabbits - one themed in purple, one in pink.

I've designed the pattern myself, based on watching my rabbits hopping. I wanted to capture that moment in mid leap.

The ears are from a fabric that has a handwritten script mentioning flowers from Shakespeare's time, while the eyes are buttons that I found at Liberty.

I've used another script fabric for their tummies, this time a Peter Pan inspired fabric about wishes and dreams, which seemed very appropriate for these special bunnies. The cheerful multicoloured print is a Kaffe Fassett! No one does patterns like Kaffee Fassett.

I can make rabbits from particular fabrics to order depending on which fabrics you would prefer, or which colours. Just ask!

GB £12 each
Post and packing within the UK: £2.50 or £4 for the pair
Email me telling me which one you prefer:
Please contact me for total shipping price elsewhere.
Please note these are currently reserved.