Chester, United Kingdom 3956 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
Helen Newton

Contact shop owner

Helen Newton

View all 130 items


Welcome to Sunny Town. Handstitched embroidery on canvas. Perfect for a nursery or child's room. Bright citrus colours.

Tagged in this photo

Sardines & Starfish in Liberty of London fabric on a white linen background. Contrasting Liberty buttons fasten the cover closed over a floral lining.
Autumn is here and I wanted to share some hand stitched wild flowers with you. Pink thistles stitched onto a soft grey linen background framed in its own hoop. Complete with hanging loop. Lots more meadow flowers are being added to my shop so pop on by.
View all 77 updates


Fabric is my passion, I hope you find something you love.

I learnt to sew when I was very young as my mother and grandmothers liked to 'make do & mend' in the most beautiful way of course and they showed me how. I love to sew, knit, applique, patchwork, quilt and will turn my hand to anything crafty!

My love of art, sketching and embroidery have come together in my textile art pictures. Each one starts with a sketch, the fabric is cut and pieced to fit then all the detail is added using freemotion machine stitching totally freehand.
I love to work on custom orders and regularly work on Wedding or New Baby commissions as well as House Portraits.

When I kept getting asked 'how did you make that' I decided to write my own range of sewing guides to share my ideas and methods with Etsy buyers. I keep the style very simple for beginners and add as many photographs as I can to make them easy to follow. I love to use bright, bold funky fabrics as well as soft vintage pastel cottons.

My simple makes have been featured in many magazines such as Mollie Makes, Sewing World and Lets get Crafting and I have made an exclusive felt design for the Mollie Makes Christmas Book.

I am thrilled that buyers often come back to order another custom picture and seem to like my conversational style of pattern writing. Etsy is a great community to be a part of.
Helen :)

Shop members

  • Helen Newton

    Owner, Designer

    My name is Helen Newton and I love to make beautiful freemotion embroidered pictures from designer and vintage fabrics. I also have a full range of sewing patterns for beginners to help you make something beautiful.

Shop policies