by Alison David

Chesterfield, United Kingdom · 31 Sales


by Alison David

Chesterfield, United Kingdom 31 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Kathleen Mathers

Kathleen Mathers on Jan 20, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
Bronwen Mitchell

Bronwen Mitchell on Dec 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Well made, gorgeous little purse.

Ewa Kasyan

Ewa Kasyan on Aug 22, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely little purse, made well and I love it will be ordering more!

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Belovedly's beginnings...

I was lucky to have a very creative and carefree childhood. Always making something, naturally this led to creative qualifications in school and an Art Foundation course at college. I graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Metalwork and Jewellery Design and a PGCE specialising in Design Technology. To support myself through university I worked in the workshop of a local contemporary jewellery designer producing her designs in copper, pewter, silver and gold.

Over the years, I've taught a range of creative subjects both in secondary schools and adult education including - woodwork, jewellery and textiles. I left teaching several years ago to start a family. I love being a mummy and all that entails but missed the creativity of my 'old life' and so I started to sew. I used any spare moment I could to look at craft books and sew my own projects while my first child was napping. I was drawn to bags in particular and it wasn't long before I started drafting my own bag patterns. I first had the idea for Belovedly in 2009 and started to build the foundations of my little business.

A year later my second child arrived and life became very busy. My Belovedly business took a back seat for a few years but it was always in the back of my mind. Thinking of new ideas and designs and jotting them down in my sketchbook until I had time to start making again.

Now my children are both settled in school and I have more energy and time to spend in pursuit of my passion for designing, making and running my business. I have a sunny (and quite messy!) little sewing studio with colourful, stripy curtains and a nice view of a blossoming plum tree where I while away the hours designing, drafting all my own patterns and sewing on my gorgeous vintage Bernina sewing machine.

I love to make a wide range of attractive and useful things. I freely admit that I have a bit of an obsession with animals and the seaside - all sorts of animals so naturally they often feature in my work. I like to use contrasting colours and bold, patterned fabrics. Appliqué and freehand machine embroidery are also a passion of mine and I love to gradually build up an image out of scraps of fabric. I take inspiration from spending time with my children playing, having days out and going on holiday with them.

If you would like to see more you can find me in the following places -

If you have any questions about my work you can convo me on Etsy or contact me at alison [!at]

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  • Alison David


    Working from my home studio in Derbyshire UK I lovingly design and carefully handmake a range of items for you to treasure or gift. I work mainly in new and vintage textiles.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 12, 2016
Welcome to my shop, all items are lovingly designed and carefully handmade using my own sewing patterns.

I hope you find something you love.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I'm confident that you'll be happy with your purchase, but if you change your mind just drop me a message within 14 days of receipt.

To qualify for a refund the item must be non-custom, unused and in the same condition it was received, with tags attached.

Postage and return postage costs will only be refunded in the unlikely event that an item is faulty or damaged in transit.
Please make payment within 24 hours of ordering. Payment methods accepted are Paypal, debit or credit card and Etsy Gift Card.

If you encounter any problems making payment please let me know and I'll do my best to assist you.
I will always try to post your item on the same or next working day where possible, it may be up to three business days later at busy times.

If you need your item by a certain date and/or wish to upgrade to signed for or a faster postal service please contact me before placing your order for a quote.

UK CUSTOMERS - Orders within the UK will be sent using Royal Mail first class or a courier for larger items. Custom orders will be sent using Royal Mail signed for first class.

OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS - For overseas orders please allow a reasonable time frame for them to arrive - usually 10-14 days but it could be up to 6 weeks. Items will be untracked and any customs or duty charges or similar fees are to be paid for by the buyer I will not be held liable for them. If you would like to upgrade to a tracked service please let me know for a quote before ordering.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in an item from my shop but want it a little different or in a different fabric please get in touch and I'll do my best to help.