Hello. My name is Marni – Welcome to Haberdashery Fun. I am a self proclaimed sewing nerd. I love anything to do with fabric, zippers, binding, buttons, webbing.. the list goes on… I get all gooey from the thought of a fabric store or figuring out how something was designed and sewn together.
I was a sewing late bloomer. I resisted all my Mom’s attempts to teach me how to sew and wanted nothing to do with anything “homemade”. It was while studying abroad in Uppsala, Sweden that I became enamored with the world of design. I came home from my travels, learned how to sew and went on to get a second degree in fashion design. After graduation, I packed up a U-Haul and moved from Toronto to New York. My first summer I interned at Zac Posen. I fondly call it the fashion trenches. From there I went on to technical design in apparel and then on to footwear and product development.
I transitioned from design to the business side and was most recently in footwear sales. I managed a large territory and traveled alot. Airports, messy suitcases, packing the wrong items and attending tradeshows were a constant source of inspiration.
Why the name HaberdasheryFun? I was lucky enough to study abroad for a second time at the University of Westminster in London, England. I had a lot of spare time..I used to wander the city and loved browsing in the fabric and trim shops. While I was there I fell in love with the word “Haberdashery” and knew one day I would use this lovely word in conjunction with my work.
I’m happy to announce you can buy my patterns in my online store. Looking to collaborate? Want to work together? Please reach me at marni (at) haberdashery fun.com.