My name is Fiona Collier and I am the owner of Make it Sew. I have lived on the beautiful Isle of Man since 1999.
in 2009 I reignited my love of knitting when I decided to knit my son some mittens. From there I taught myself to crochet, which being left-handed was a bit tricky as there weren't that many left-handed tutorials.
In 2010 my Mother in Law bought me a sewing machine to take up a pair of curtains, and the rest is history! (and the curtains remain unaltered!!)
I made myself a running hat in 2016 and a friend asked me to make her one. Before I knew it I had orders for 50!!
I branched out into other items and when my son left primary school I stumbled on the school uniform bear idea. I made him one and was asked by a friend if I would make one for her son. Without realising I had started a business making hats and bears.
I eventually took the plunge in September 2017 and left my part-time job to work on this full-time. By the following September, my range of animals had grown and the hats had taken a back seat to group sewing lessons.
I love what I do and pinch myself often that this is my "job".