CoconutBabies

Up cycled clothing, accessories and toys for children!

Bath, England 2 Sales On Etsy since 2016

CoconutBabies

Up cycled clothing, accessories and toys for children!

Bath, England | 2 Sales

Lucy Higgins

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Lucy Higgins

Announcement    Preloved and vintage fabrics, lovingly handmade into unique children's clothing, accessories and toys.

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Last updated on 02 Mar, 2019

Preloved and vintage fabrics, lovingly handmade into unique children's clothing, accessories and toys.

About CoconutBabies

Sales 2
On Etsy since 2016

A love for children, a love for sewing...

Hello, I'm Lucy, welcome to my Etsy shop. 😊
I've been sewing for as long as I can remember, my mum would have boxes and bags full of buttons, ribbons, fabric and pins and would create wonderful fancy dress outfits for my older brother and I. She would also have mending evenings where she would gather all the things with holes and missing buttons that had piled up over the weeks and sit down and fix everything she could, and make cleaning cloths out of the things she couldn't! Nothing was wasted in our house!
She's taught me everything I know about hand stitching and YouTube and blogging sites have enlightened me to the world of machine work.
My Nanny gave me my first sewing box when I was eight and one of the first things I made was a jumper for my favourite teddy, I still have him today and he's currently one of my daughters favourite things to cuddle! That sewing box has served me well to this day as well as my first pair of delicate sewing scissors and a needle book I made in Brownies!
My Granny used to work as a seemstress in the Royal Household, handmaking beautiful garments with intricate designs as well my mums wedding dress and gorgeous baby clothes for her six grandchildren, I still have a few made for me that I have been able to share with Evie!
My Aunt also designed her own clothes from an early age and has had a fabulous career in fashion, still going well into her seventies!

I suppose all this leads me to think that sewing is in my bones! I love all things textile and if I'm to make anything then sewing is always my favourite way to make it. I'm also a huge fan of using things up and not wasting a scrap (which probably explains my gigantic stash of fabric!).
Vintage, preloved and up cycling are also big wins with me and I'll repurpose anything I can that has a gorgeous print or beautiful detail this too good to waste.

I love making baby clothes and one-of-a-kind things that you know no one else will have, uniqueness is a big part of what I do. I also love making products out of fabrics that have special memories or are connected to friends and family. Where possible I'll always give a little reference as to why the material is special to me.

I hope you feel you know me a little better now, I've loved sharing with you!
Lucy

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  • Lucy

    Owner, Creator, Designer

  • Evie

    Assistant

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