Meet The Team
Director, Bridal Seamstress
Stitched Up est.2008
In 2006 I studied Fashion Design at City College Coventry, after deciding University wasn’t for me I began working in a local sewing shop where I trained to be a seamstress.
Stitched Up began trading in 2008 from a purpose built workroom in my parents garden where I contracted work from several local businesses.
In 2012 I took time out to have my son Tom. He is now 6. You’ll often find him doing his best dance moves in the shop window or playing hide & seek in the fitting rooms! He is Stitched Ups number one fan and youngest trainee tailor.
Word of mouth alone built Stitched Up to outgrow the space I had working from home. So, in June 2015 Stitched Up opened its first retail premises in Kenilworth.
I specialise in bridal alterations and am lucky enough to work alongside some beautiful Warwickshire bridal shops; Sammie Lou Bridal Couture, Victoria Lou Bridal, Coco & Kate.
Over the years we’ve built up an incredible client base and the business is growing by the second. So much so, on January 3rd 2019 we began trading from our second shop on Smith Street, Warwick.
Thank you so very much for supporting a local business.
Stitched Up Head Seamstress
Emma studied Fashion Design at City College Coventry for two years back in 2006. She went on to graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012 with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Fashion Design & Technology.
Emma has a wealth of knowledge from working within the Fashion Industry, her previous job roles include: Visual Merchandiser, Ladies Knitwear Design Assistant, Womenswear Design Assistant & Team Manager.
What Emma doesn't know about garment construction really isn't worth knowing.
Somewhere within all this madness Emma took the opportunity to spend a year travelling around Australasia and South East Asia exploring new cultures.
Most recently Emma has taken on a new venture in the form of her very own business Hide & Seek. For more of what Emma has to offer check out her business Insta @thisishideandseek
Our Ultimate Hero
As you've probably guessed - Momma Sue is Gemmas mum!
She takes care of all things important. Paper work, spreadsheets, scary sales men...you name it & shes rescuing Gemma from it!
Stitched Up Shop Manager
Clive has studied fashion design at the University College for the creative arts in Epsom Surrey and is also a home sewer, making a drafting clothes for himself, his husband and his two little Jack Russell fur babies. Clive's knowledge of construction and sewing is a great addition to the Stitched Up team.
Clive's previous job roles include fashion retail, hospitality and the care sector.
In his spare time he likes to put his hand to anything creative which include drawing, interior design, photography and graphic design. Also he likes to spend time with his family and enjoys a swim.
Ellie is currently in her final year at Coventry University studying Fashion.
A love of all things textiles, sewing and crafts inspired her to undertake this degree. She has been sewing since she started secondary school and has previously worked in a fabric and haberdashery shop.
As part of her degree, Ellie undertook a placement year in industry, interning in London with brands Orla Kiely and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, where she took the incredible opportunity to help out backstage at London Fashion Week...twice!
Ellie joined us in July 2018 and will be returning to us in June as a full time seamstress.
*Please be patient while the rest of the team chose their favourite pictures of themselves! ;) *
Stitched Up Saturday Girl