Elle Harris

Sewcial Seamstress,Β  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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  • Mint ice cream dress for the @newcrafthouse summer party doing a matchy matchy again πŸ’šπŸ’…πŸ»πŸ¦πŸ’…πŸ»πŸ’š. Bought some mint tights today so I can be ultimate ice cream πŸ˜‚ on a side note the viscose from @stoffstil washed perfectly, is easy to work with and they have all the colours..... definitely going to need more. Maybe we should arrange a sewist trip to their flag ship store? It would be totally worth it. .
#stoffstildiy #stoffundstil.
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Tickets still available for the Party from @newcrafthouse πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ.
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#sewing #makersgonnamake #imakethingswithmyhands #makersmovement #icecreamfabric
  • Sorry about the unusual amount of boomerang on my feed, but these pretty butterflies look beautiful when 'in flight'.
My #orladress is finished and just needs photos... please sun. Don't fail me!!!
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@frenchnavynow #orladresshack
  • Yes!!! Always beautiful packaging + awesome size range @colettepatterns. ❀️❀️❀️❀️ Who else is going to be sewing up a penny soon??
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#colettepenny #colettepatterns
  • Today is going to be a VERY interesting day 😍 The sun may not be shining but I'm looking forward to getting my hands on hot hot machines! πŸ”₯ . Anything you guys what to know whilst I'm here?. .
@janomeuk #sewcialists #sewingmachines #janome
  • Today Emma shared a blog post of the Sewcialists Wordpress for there tribute challenge and it included me. I'm honored to stand next to these other awesome sewists ❀️ have a read by heading over to @emmaandhermachine link in her bio. .
#Tributemonthsewing #sewingblogger #makersmovement #wordpress
  • When your seams match up πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› Can I manage to get the other one to match.... πŸ€”.
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#anorlaaffair #orladress @anna.zoe.sewing @maddiemadethis @helloalliej @maker.style @frenchnavynow