Elle Harris

Sewcial Seamstress,  Mental Health Stigma challenger and slow fashion Advocate.

I am passionate about the idea that investing in yourself is key in creating a balanced mind and positive future.

I’ll be openly honest that I grew up shamelessly lusting after designer brands, buying more than I could ever use and not thinking about where the resources were coming from or the cause and effect of my habit. The first garment I made for myself changed the way I looked at mindless buying in a way that only making something from scratch could. Making my own was hard, time-consuming and needed me to engage my focus on something new.

As I have grown in my skills I have also gained a thorough appreciation for what sewing means to me. Sewing is my way of making a small difference to the bigger picture, but in doing so I have made a massive difference to the way I feel about myself.

Sewing has brought me confidence. Confidence in who I am and my ability to sustain a more positive life. Sewing has given me the chance to be part of a community of sewcialists who support change and each other.

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Sew Positivity is a social platform where I can share with you a more in-depth view of the things that I have created, create dialogue about events and meet ups and advocate investing in your own skill set.

Buy with consideration, support independent and unique companies, get involved with the sewing community and purchase tools that will last over disposable flora and fauna.

 

 

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  • Homage happy birthday to my favorite girl @magdalenesmuse aka lady in a bath tub. Although there is 10558.45 as the crow flies miles between us, you're always super close in my sewing heart ❤️️. #girlinabathtub .
Bath tub JAWS appropriate dress made from @frumbleuk fabric by @camelot_fabrics .
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  • The biggest issue when machine embroidering is not being hypnotized by the awesomeness 😍
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@janomeuk #janome500e 
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  • Today's @comic_con turned into @leakycon for me 😍 had a very tiring but fun wizard adventure. 🐍💀🐗🕷🐉⚡️. Ps. Snape was scary 😱
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Can't wait for my niffler necklace to be made.... @kimchiandcoconut 
Fabric: @frumbleuk #comicconbirmingham #sewcialists #cosplay
  • When you find newt and you're a hufflepuff 😂 MEGA EXCITEMENT.
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Also new hair reveal....
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Hufflepuff fabric from @frumbleuk . Thanks @madnessofeddmiller for letting me photograph you ❤️️💛❤️️
  • Man do I now love a PDF pattern that can be printed on AO 😍 specially one that's free 😍😍 So the only question is... stripes, or stripes? 😂😂 #mhwpatterns
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Free pattern from @myhandmadewardrobepatterns ❤️️❤️️❤️️.
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  • Wow. It's NOT a dress and it's NOT mustard! A very slytherin appropriate driftless cardigan made on my sewcation. Why did it take me so long to make one? It's perfect. Happy Friday friends.
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#indiepatterns
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#handmadewardrobe 
#instasew
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#slowfashion 
#sewingblogger
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Pattern: @grainlinestudio #driftlesscardigan. Fabric: @doughtysonline. #grainlinestudio