My name is Lorraine and I own and run My Sewing Shack.
I have always enjoyed sewing and have been sewing for over 30 years, yes that long! When I was in my late teens to early 20's, I made a huge amount of clothes for myself ranging from tops, skirt-suits to evening wear. In my 30's I did a course in curtain making and soft furnishings which I was proud to receive a diploma.
I turned my focus to smaller projects and accessories
How it all started
I bought a Brother embroidery sewing machine back in 2002 when my two sons were very small and I soon discovered how addictive machine embroidery really is! I made several outfits for my sons and quite a lot of gifts for family and friends all of which featured machine embroidered designs.
I did all this in between working full time in London, looking after my family and I had a dog at the time too.
Fast forward to 2020 a year we will never forget! As we were in lockdown I was able to utilise this time to create a website and also do a lot more of what I loved - sewing. I was excited to open my own online shop. I love being creative and I'm passionate about the projects I make.
These range from stunning personalised handmade gifts for newborns, to family members and friends. I also have a small range of home accessories.
What's in store for 2022
I have new projects in the pipeline for 2022. I have been playing with designs and the sewing aspect and I'm looking forward to sharing some of these with you very soon.
I hope you enjoy browsing my site. If you have any suggestions or special requests drop me an email I will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me
Enjoy your day!