Hello! I'm Gabrielle and I'm 24 years old. I founded Sew Little at 16 years of age. I love sewing and have a passion to create unique items and run a sustainable business. Every item is handmade by me, with love.
When my Great Nanna passed away, I inherited her beautiful vintage sewing machine. I managed to get it working and began playing about with simple sewing patterns. I quickly caught the sewing bug and haven't looked back!
The most important part of my business for me, is that I do my part to save the planet in not only running my business in an eco-friendly way, but also by providing products that help others to reduce their waste. The fabrics that I use are organic, I use recyclable poly mailers and my make-up wipes and sanitary towels are all made from scraps, where possible!
I am moving towards a mostly gender neutral fabric line for my children's clothing range. I feel that as the world is changing and evolving, my business needs to also. Many people are now moving away from the traditional blues and pinks and I believe that all colours are for everyone to wear. This will also allow expectant parents and their friends and family to purchase gifts without having to know what gender the baby is! I always enjoy a challenge, so if you are looking for something in particular, then please don't hesitate to get in touch through my custom order enquiry form.
I also believe very strongly in period positivity. I believe we need to change the way that periods are perceived and the way they are portrayed to young people. It is important that the stigma around them is removed so that important conversations can be had regarding menstrual health and education.
Sew Little's first achievement was in 2016 when I competed at my local youth market, winning the Best Stand Award. Sew Little has competed 3 times at the National Youth Market Final, beating many other talented business owners in the heats prior to the final. In 2019, I was the South West Regional Champion in the arts and crafts category of the National Youth Market competition. I have featured in the Stroud News and Journal, Gloucestershire Live, Mission4Markets and on YouTube. I have also been involved in the filming of the One Show on BBC during the 2019 National Youth Market Final.
In 2021, I attended the Regional Final of the Young Traders Market competition. I won my category, and went on to win the South West Young Trader of the Year. I progressed to the National Final and won a highly commended award in my category.