Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Sew Personal To You ~ Hand Sewn Products From Your Child's Drawing

Sew Personal To You is a small business based near Bristol turning your children's drawings into hand sewn motif's on t-shirts, shopping bags, tea towels, cushion covers, vests and just about anything you can think of.

I chose a 'shopping bag' as we use them all of the time, and was asked to supply a design from one or both of my children. Before I'd had a chance to sit down with them and ask them to draw, my 5 year old brought home a treasure map he had drawn at school and it was perfect. This is the image that I emailed over.


I specifically asked for the extra 'n' to be left off because my son said it was accidental. 
A few days later and my parcel arrived beautifully wrapped...


 Inside was my embroidered bag, along with a cute little sticker for my son - which he instantly 'put somewhere safe'...


The picture was really impressive and he recognised it immediately as his own work...


He was very proud...

I can sew. I do in fact have several large embroideries and tapestries from the olden days when I only had one or two children and a few spare moments in the day, so I was intrigued to see how good it was. The answer is that it's lovely, it's really beautifully done and very precise. It must have taken a very long time.


 And how well does it compare to my son's original drawing? 


It's an exact copy. 

I'm really impressed with the needlework that has gone into this. It's a faithful reproduction, a useful item and a lovely keepsake. It's going to be my special bag, it won't be used for shopping, it'll be used for my treasure. It's my birthday next month and I would be delighted to have received this as a gift.

Prices vary depending on how much work is in the design and what you want to put your design on to, but Sew Personal To You Will happily reduce the size to fit your budget within reason and can work with any design, however crumpled or scribbled on. If your child makes a mistake, like my son's accidental 'n', that's fine. My bag would have cost me £25 and I feel that the work that's gone into it justifies that price.

My only regret is that I chose a shopping bag - it's far too good for a shopping bag!



I was sent my bag free of charge to review

12 comments:

  1. oh that's so cool. I love his treasure map!

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    1. It is brilliant - I'm so happy that he's finally started finding fun in drawing. He's been drawing treasure maps for the last 2 weeks and this is a perfect reminder of this stage in his life :)

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  2. This is such a lovely idea and something to really treasure too - so perfect! I miss having the time/energy to sew things myself!

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    1. Aww, me too. I barely get the time to sew hems and put buttons back on these days! :D

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  3. That is gorgeous! I'd love to have my child's artwork on a bag!

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    1. They wanted to use it for Trick Or Treating tonight! I had to hide it... :D

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  4. Brilliant idea and such a good copy. What a lovely keepsake and as you say would make a perfect present to be given to any parent.

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    1. It is a really lovely keepsake and very different :)

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  5. What a lovely idea (and a fab picture!)

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  6. I love it.. Thanks for sharing this fabulous picture and get brilliant artwork idea..

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    1. Yep. I imagine your mates will all be really impressed when you draw them a treasure map.

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