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Come and visit us at our sewing shop. Check out our fabric stores both in the shop and online fabric store. See the fabulous fabrics, go to a sewing workshop, get your curtains and blinds made or altered. Great haberdashery, sewing machines and parts, alterations and embroidery.
Curtains and blinds
Sewing and knitting lessons
We are a family run business built on the back of over 20 years clothing industry experience and a determination not to let the sewing and knitting skills and a love of fabric and crafting die out.
Meet Heather, the tailor/seamstress who is the driving force behind creating somewhere to buy your favourite fabrics, learn something new, get that help or chat with Marlene, our knitting champion.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
1, The Fairway, Romanby Northallerton, DL7 8AY
We are open on the dates and times shown above, if, however, you are unable to visit during these times, please call or email to arrange an appointment.
Sew New Ltd started in May 2015 3 years ago, when I decided that there had to be more to offer a hard working mum with over 20 years clothing industry experience.
I started sewing at the tender age of 4. Mum and I started making things both sewn and knitted. Mum started my career and lifelong love of making things and problem solving. What started out as making dolls clothes, progressed to making my own clothes, clothes for other people, curtains for friends and family to going to uni to learn more!
After learning how to make and alter patterns, to sewing a range of garments, to understanding fabrics and much more, I started my career in a made-to-measure factory making mens and ladies tailored suits.
I then travelled to and worked in various countries updating factories and teaching people to sew.
I moved to London, working in head offices of various organisations making garments fit better, make them fit for purpose and to improve the quality of garments throughout the high street.
I have worked on the Kelly Brook swimwear range, RAF collection, Morgan, The Disney Store, made suits for Next, Tesco, Burton, leading corporate wear companies, dresses and tailored items for Country Casuals, Hobbs, Laura Ashley, Phase 8 and lots lots more! At Evans, I developed a range of blocks for plus size women.
I have fitted, made patterns for, sewn and manufactured baby garments, childrenswear , ladies and menswear garments from bikinis and underwear to tailored suits. I've trained students, apprentices and staff in all areas of clothing.
Looking to change life for the better, I started Sew New Ltd with a view to help people get clothes that fitted, improve their surroundings and learning to sew.
We have since opened a one stop sewing shop where you can get your clothes to fit you and your loved ones, get your home/car/camper van kitted out with new curtains or cushions, learn how to sew using a normal sewing machine or an overlocker or upgrade your skills.
So if you want something sewn, fixed, made, want to learn new skills, buy gorgeous fabrics ,meet new people in our social classes, you know what you have to do....come to Sew New.
Thanks for reading.....
Marlene- Mum/Knitting champion/dog walker and so much more....
Marlene was Heather's inspiration for sewing and knitting as a child. She taught Heather the foundation of what she knows today, just as she was taught by her parents who could both knit socks by the fire.
She has knitted both for business and for pleasure. As a young mum, she tested patterns for Patons, making sure that the patterns worked. She also machine knitted for a local business and currently knits for a wide range of charities both in the UK and abroad.
You can meet Marlene at Knit and natter, or craft and cake on Monday and Thursday afternoon at 1-3.30pm.
Marlene is "queen of the unpicker" and is always happy to help.
Buttons- Top shop dog!
Our young Labrador/Collie cross puppy is a happy fixture in the shop. She loves to play ball, or catch a stick and likes her tummy tickled...once she gets to know you.
Getting ready for the Tour De Yorks 2018. Heather, Marlene and Buttons our Labrador/collie puppy.