Rita Royd

Radcliffe, England



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About RitaRoyd

Sales 162
On Etsy since 2019
Video summary: Rita demonstrates the process involved in creating just one of her many handmade cushion covers. The video includes the design and cutting out phase, all the way to completion.

How it all Began...

My love of fabric began when I was a young girl. I spent hours of my time making garments for my dolls. My mother would buy me small pieces of material from the local market remnants stall, costing a few pence. I would then set to work by hand, making garments. I would have the best-dressed dolls in town!

Upon leaving school I began my professional career in sewing, starting on an overlocker and later moving onto flat sewing, working on a variety of clothing for Marks & Spencers.

Later when I married and we had children I was able to make the more expensive of outerwear garments such as coats, anoraks and trousers. I made all my own dresses, skirts and blouses. By this time I had electric sewing machines that made life a lot easier.

After my brother opened up his factory making Chesterfields, I was asked to help out and so began a career change to upholstery and heavy sewing, which required a walking foot machine.

Sewing has always been a labour of love and now my children have all grown, I have moved onto making cushions, shopping bags and bean-filled footstools and pouffes.

I am in my element every time I produce one of my creations. The best feeling of all is when I sell one. There is no nicer feeling.

A big thank you to everyone who has purchased one of my many creations.


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  • Rita


    Designer and crafter for Rita Royd, UK. I have a lifetime of professional experience in the trade, from clothing to upholstery. All of my creations are meticulously designed and crafted by me in my very own workshop in England.

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