Starting a business in the middle of an economic downturn turned out to be perfect timing. The recession revived interest in handmade and crafts and made people want something that lasted rather than fast fashion. The name Sew Over It is a reference to Lisa’s frustration at the throwaway attitude to clothing.
Sew Over It quickly established itself as one of the leading contemporary one-stop sewing shops in the UK running classes, selling fabrics, haberdashery, patterns and kits and hosting a busy sewing café.
Now 10 years old and the UK’s leading sewing community, Sew Over It is a multi-channel sewing platform, offering stylish digital and print sewing patterns, gorgeous fabrics, easy-to-follow online video classes and lots of support, inspiration and expert advice on our active social media channels.
We want to help you create a capsule wardrobe of timeless handmade classics that you’ll wear again and again. We celebrate women of all shapes and sizes and embrace diversity. We are a mostly female team with a can-do attitude to life.
We may be bigger than 10 years ago but what hasn’t changed is that Lisa and everyone who works and teaches at Sew Over It is passionate about sewing and loves to sew in their free time.