Hello. My name is Marni – Welcome to Haberdashery Fun. I am a self proclaimed sewing and design nerd. I love anything to do with fabric, zippers, fabric paint, block printing.. the list goes on and on… I get all gooey from the thought of a fabric store, block printing 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 started this blog in 2012 after the birth of my son. I wanted to share sewing tips, tricks and tutorials. I blogged consistently for about 6 years and loved every minute of it. While I don’t blog as much as I used to, this site is a wealth of information for all things sewing!
In 2015 I started block printing. I have always been in love with fabric and the patterns, shapes and colors on the fabric. If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that I am infatuated with block printing and repeat designs. I have an Intro to Block Printing online course coming this March 2022. I am beyond excited to teach this course to anyone interested in block printing. More information to come.
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.
Head over to my online store for fun and simple PDF sewing patterns and also my block print inspired mugs.
Looking to collaborate? I would LOVE to work together. I have worked with quite a few companies – Velcro Brands, Tiny Prints, Hamilton Beach, Sizzix, Renaissance Ribbons, Sticker You, Paperless Post.. Just to name a few. Please reach me at marni (at) haberdashery fun.com.