Episode Fifteen : Living and Loving your Business with The New Craft House

We love Hannah and Rosie from The New Craft House – not only are they lovely people and very talented makers but they are paving the way for crafts businesses that do things exactly how they want.

We can’t help but be a tad envious of these two who live and love their very successful business, especially as they do it side by side as best friends since school. The way that they have created their work to fit in with their lifestyles and have chosen their own pace of working is incredibly refreshing and inspiring as are all the things they do.

We hear all about this, how they met, started sewing, their day to day and about how they both live on boats… could these two get any cooler?! When they left Megan and I both said ‘ I want to be them’ and we have a feeling you will too.

So grab a cuppa and join us for a lovely chat about doing business your way!


This episode is sponsored by Pfaff  who make amazing sewing machines for all styles. There are overlockers, coverstitch machines and embroidery machines for beginners to keen sewers. We both love Pfaff machines and couldn’t recommend them enough – they sew through any fabric like it’s quilting cotton, that’ll be down to the IDT, the integrated walking-foot.

Go visit their amazing range at www.pfaff.com



Hannah and Rosie - THE NEW CRAFT HOUSE

The New Craft House run an amazing selection of crafty classes from their stunning studio in East London and at festivals across the UK. They have had a myriad of recognisable names teaching their workshops, been on TV with Kirstie Allsopp and have infamous sewing parties!


The New Craft House start up story:

Hannah’s First Make – Colette Laurel

Cosmopolitan Magazine Best Craft Blog award – WINNERS!

Rosie’s knitting…

I Am Patterns Cassiopee Dress

UCL Enterprise Students Businesses

Prince Charles Trust

Both on boats!

Rosie and Jim…

The new studio and Twigs!

Arch 359, Westgate Street, E8 3RN


Their bra kits

Bra making class

Heather Lou class:

NB. We have got Heather Lou coming up on the podcast!!! 🙂

By Hand London Bodice Fitting Masterclass

Elisalex Embroidery Class – just before the party!

Fehr Trade Class

Mimi G on Love To Sew Podcast


Great British Sewing Bee

Joe Lycett new host

  • This was recorded on 18th April so before GBSB Applications were announced!

Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas

Jade – The Girl With Bright Red Hair (not Gabby!) 😉

Pfaff – Hobbylock 2.5

(Which is the grand prize for the best dressed at the Summer Party too!!!)


Bomber jackets class


House of Hackney fabric sales

Fine French Laces

The Fabric Store

Blackbird Fabrics -swimsuit range

Sew Me Sunshine pop up shop coming in July!

(and just confirmed The Fabric Godmother pop up shop too)

Festival Tie Dye Workshop – at Bestival and Camp Bestival in 2018

Insta stories –

Elisalex and Zeena Shah

Columbia Road Flower Market

Chiswick Car Boot Sale

Battersea Car Boot Sale

Previous New Craft House Party Pictures:





+++ Theme song created by Stephen Ellis +++

+++ Podcast edited by Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis +++

Gabby Young



Megan Valero

Pigeon Wishes


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