Episode Twenty-Four : Stitcher’s Brew meets Athina Kakou

We love Athina – all you need to do is take a glance at her instagram page to see this lady has A LOT going on – she has a blog, vlog, book, sewing pattern business, magazine, an online shop and sew much more!!

This queen of organisation from northern Greece has so much to teach us about achieving an unbelievable amount in a very short time. She really is a powerhouse and does everything with such joy and warmth – we found her spirit infectious.

There is a lot discussed in this episode from running a business ( SMYLY) with a fellow sewer she met on instagram (Hattie Van De Krohn)  who happens to live in a totally different country, to how she wrote her book (Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe) and not forgetting her stash and what she’s making!

There is so much to take away from this inspirational episode – it’s a must listen for fellow entrepreneurs and anyone that wants to hear encouraging stories from an amazing businesswoman and stitcher!


This episode was brought to you by 1st For Fabrics.

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne with a brilliant new online shop, this family run business is a one stop fabric shop stocking everything you need for your dressmaking, quilting and soft furnishing projects.

If you are nearby you must pop in and see there massive shop of stunning strokable fabrics but if you are nowhere near then go to www.1stforfabrics.co.uk to do exactly the same!!

Of course we have a discount code for you lucky ducks – use ‘BREW10AUGUST’ for 10% off all products excluding sale items, valid until 17th September ’18 (NB, This cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon code)

So if your feeling the ‘thirst’ for fabrics look no further then 1st For Fabrics!!! 😉




Athina is a sewing wonder woman with a blog, vlog, book, printable planner, sewing pattern business and magazine!


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

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

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