Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Introducing: The Owl and Sewing Cat shop

Tucked behind the Grand Hotel on Eastbourne's beautiful sun-drenched (well it is today) seafront is a little shop called The Owl and Sewing Cat. 

Owned by Tracey, the shop is an Aladin's cave of fabric, notions, yarn and so much more. From a fancy sewing machine that can write your name to teeny tiny shell buttons we have everything you need to start and finish a sewing project. And if you really want to make something beautiful but don't know where to start the friendly, knowledgeable staff are there to help you with any question you may have or any help you may need.

Tracey decided to open the Owl and Sewing Cat when her daughter, then aged 12, started to show an interest in sewing but they were struggling to find fun and interesting fabrics that would be easy for her to sew with. And so The Owl and Sewing Cat was born. Originally based in Bexhill we moved to Eastbourne last year and a few months later doubled the shop size by taking on the empty shop next door which gave us space to offer more classes and start stocking lots of new products including sewing kits, wool and yarn.

In order to hold the variety of fabrics we have in the shop, products are shipped in from across the world. Fabric led to sewing lessons and Tracey has built a series of sewing workshops for adults and children to come along and learn various techniques, from beginners, through to patchwork and dressmaking, and now knitting and crochet.

Busy working during an Open Sewing Session
We pride ourselves on friendly service and advice to all, whether a complete beginner or someone with more experience. We offer inspiring ideas, shown in the store and also blogs and free patterns via our website and facebook page. We also offer a free pattern loan service from the shop on our range of patterns that we have designed. And most importantly, it’s a fun place to be, with ever-changing fabrics, yarns and projects. We are really settled in this location and have many regulars that pop in, returning to the classes time and time again and nipping in to show us the progress they have made on a project, or just getting a little advice when needed. Never fear if you are not local however, as we sell fabric and other items online so you can join in the fun.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing a few pictures of the shop and getting to know us a little bit better.

Happy sewing,


This post is one of a series introducing our readers to the Owl and Sewing Cat and the people that work there. Other posts in this series can be seen here.


  1. Your shop is absolutely gorgeous.
    I look forward to visiting again soon.

    1. Thanks Liz, hope to see you soon {Kelly}

  2. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.


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