Sew Colorful Designs
Handmade art - practical for you, perfect for gifts.
Sew Colorful Designs was founded in 2009 by me, Andie Atkinson, as my coping mechanism for "stay-at-home momming" We had just relocated to Ohio for my husband's job and decided I would stay home with our 2 girls, 4 years and 6 mos at the time. Needless to say I needed something just for ME and Sew Colorful Designs was born.
I've always been a crafty girl and was raised by uber crafty parents. They actually owned a small town craft store when I was a kid and have been working in the industry ever since. As a teenager, I learned to sew and made my first quilt at 16 and obviously after college (me with my trusty Political Science degree and five minors - my husband may still be sad I never became the billionaire corporate lawyer I went to college for) went and worked for a quilt pattern designer as a fabric buyer. I decided to take my art skills to the internet, but being a stay-at-home-mom doesn't really lend itself to quilting time, so I discovered card making and Etsy. It was an easy way for me to play with color and design and actually get projects finished in a timely manner.
The hot/cold packs came in 2015 when a friend of mine introduced me to the concept and I thought, "hey, I could make /sell those" and I HAVE been collecting ALL that fabric (over 2,000 yards in my studio) for years...this is perfect! I have since expanded my inventory to include over 100 designs and sold over 2,000 hot/cold packs. I started my own site in 2016 and have also joined Hand-made Amazon. I may have even bought my husband a sewing machine and taught him to sew during a past holiday season in order to keep up with the demand,
I love that my hand-made creations make peoples' lives just a little bit more colorful, happier, and easier. I have the best job and the most loyal customers - so thanks for making MY world a better place!
Enjoy the color,