The Literate Stitch

Oxford, United Kingdom · 9 Sales


The Literate Stitch

Oxford, United Kingdom 9 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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clownfish33 on Feb 21, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful item, I adore the print and it is beautifully made. Perfect size too can fit nappies, changing mat, wipes, cream and a muslin! Would make a great gift for new mums. Thank you

Anonymous on Aug 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully designed and cleverly made crayon wallet. Etsy seller is a pleasure to deal with. Thank you from Australia.

Anonymous on Aug 15, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully designed and cleverly made crayon wallet. We love it! Thank you from Australia.

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From A,B,C to Literate Stitch

I started making dolls clothes at the tender age of five or six on my mother's ancient Frister Rossman hand driven sewing machine. I have now been a dressmaker for over 40 years. Sewing for myself, nieces and nephews and then my own children. Apart from dressmaking I also employ a variety of techniques including free motion embroidery, hand embroidery, quilting and appliqué.

I enjoy appliqué in various forms. I do not use a fancy embroidery machine, just a straightforward domestic sewing machine, a keen eye for detail and a steady hand.

Both my appliqué templates and all my hand embroidery designs are all drawn by me making them completely exclusive.

I prefer to use classic patterns which are either drafted by me or from outstanding designers such as Oliver + S and Puperita I often add my own design elements such as choice of fabric, handmade piping, self covered buttons, topstitching or appliqué.

I am a member of the Boutique Sewers Program and licensed seller for Oliver & S patterns.

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Shop members

  • Kate

    Owner, Maker, Fabric Designer

    Likes - ●coffee ●simple, classic styles with a twist ●quirky fabric ●classic pinafore dresses ●buttery soft needlecord

Shop policies

Last updated on June 16, 2014
Thank you so much for looking at my shop.

I love making my items and take great care with them. Many of my items are made using free motion embroidery so they are, by nature, unique. The item you see in the photograph will be the one you will get. However, if you have any special requests for different fabrics, colour ways, words etc please convo me and I'll see what I can do.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment by Paypal only please.
I will endeavour to ship within three working days (excluding custom made items) once payment has been made. If, in the unlikely event, of any delay I will contact you to advise.

Custom made items obviously require a lead in time, this will vary depending on the time of year and the item. Please contact me before ordering so that we can discuss this.

I ship by first class post within the UK (international by airmail where possible). Within the UK this means your item generally arrives the day after shipping although this cannot be guaranteed as it relies on the efficiency of the Royal Mail. If you have not received your item within 7 working days of the shipping (not order) date please contact me so that I can ship a replacement or make a refund, whichever you prefer.

I usually ship by first class post,however, if you wish me to use another method please contact me.
Refunds and Exchanges
I hope you enjoy your item and that it meets your expectations. If, however, you have any problems please send me a message in the first instance .

Under the EU’s distance-selling laws, buyers have the right return items 14 days after receipt of the goods. Within that time frame, buyers can change their minds and return products without providing a reason.

This rule does NOT apply to custom-made products.
Additional policies and FAQs
I try to make my photographs as accurate to colours as possible but there may be some slight variation.

I have in stock the item listed, however, if you require a different size etc. please contact me for availability and lead in time.