Hello, my name is Laura.

I founded Sew Different nearly 10 years ago. It started as a sewing blog where I could let loose my initial designs.

It has remained an all-consuming passion, as well as developing into a business. We are based up in the north of England in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside – shown here as the backdrop for two of my favourite handmade garments – my polar bear coat (a hack of the Cocoon Jacket) and the Tulip Dress.

Sew Different has grown into a brand known for its simple, contemporary patterns. We export all over the world with suppliers in Australia, Sweden and the United States. We now also run regular events, such as our immensely popular sewing retreats and pattern cutting courses.

Bespoke fabrics are a new and expanding branch of the Sew Different brand. You can read more about them here.

We exhibit regularly at the major British sewing shows such as the Knitting & Stitching Show, Festival of Quilts and Sewing for Pleasure in London, Birmingham and Harrogate.

Sew Different have been featured in Sew magazine, Love Sewing, Threads, The Pattern Pages and, most recently, as a double page spread about women in business in the September 20 issue of Woman and Home – pictured left.

Sew Different is here to inspire you! I encourage everyone to have a go. Making your own clothes is a consuming and creative process and, as you improve, it becomes fabulously satisfying. Happy sewing!

Meet the Sew Different team…