The Blind Stitch Shop

Kitchener, Canada

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Note from shop owner The Blind Stitch is currently getting her creative juices flowing again. Stay tuned for shop updates.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 2, 2021

The Blind Stitch is currently getting her creative juices flowing again. Stay tuned for shop updates.

Alicia Gibson

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Alicia Gibson


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5 out of 5 stars

About theblindstitchshop

Sales 42
On Etsy since 2011

Dolls and Foxes and Elephants, Oh My!!

I was first inspired to begin my sewing company when I went to school in Halifax Nova Scotia. I received my BFA from NSCAD University in 2008. I was overwhelmed by the craft culture in Halifax and decided to immerse myself in sewing upon my return to Ontario.

I've had a passion for sewing, since my first time using a sewing machine at age 13. After University, I started making softies with the intent to give them away as gifts. They were all so well received that I continued to make more, and the demand for softies quickly snowballed.

I am influenced by all critters and by unique individuals. I design all my own patters and make each of my softies one-of-a-kind so that none are exactly alike. Each softie starts as an idea and after some research, brainstorming and fabric shopping I get started with a pattern.

I hand pick my fabrics to match each animal or doll I create. After sewing and stuffing I add fine details to help bring their individual personalities to life. As a kid my most loved doll came with a name and a birthdate that I celebrated every year. I wanted to give my customers that kind of connection with their softies. Each one comes with a name and a cute or funny short story to jump start their character.

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  • Alicia Gibson

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    After receiving her Fine Art degree from NSCAD University in 2008, Alicia moved home to Ontario and started creating softies with the intent to get back to her creative sewing roots. Quickly, her hobby blossomed into a lovely handmade business.

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