Meet the Creative Team
We have an amazing creative team of people Making-it Happen! Whether its on the shop floor, teaching a workshop or working on an alteration, we pride ourselves on providing an excellent, friendly service. Shopping with a small business means you get to make a connection with creative and passionate humans, so come by and say hello!
Founder & Magic Maker
Meet Jackie, our fabulous founder!
Jackie has an extensive background in theatrical costume, touring and working in theatres all over the country. She then went on to train as a teacher in Art and Textiles, working for 15 years in the U.K. and across the globe in America, the Middle East and Prague. During this time she dreamt up the idea of Make-it Happen before returning to the U.K to make it a reality!
Jackie leads our sewing, dressmaking classes and textile workshops sharing her expert knowledge of all things fashion and textiles.
Cynthia is the backbone of Make-it Happen, always helping our customers to find what they need! She ignited Jackie's passion for textiles and creativity at a young age, showing her how to sew and use a machine. Cynthia takes on many challenges in our alterations such as custom cushions, curtains and tricky repairs, she has a solution to every problem! When Cynthia is not at Make-it Happen, she's planting up beautiful blooms for Leominster in Bloom.
Christie is a friendly face on the shop floor and always on hand to help. Christie is a graduate of Hereford College of Arts, where she completed her degree in Textile Design. When she's not at Make-it Happen, Christie is running her Etsy shop, Wayfinding Creations, making beautifully detailed mouse ears for your trip to 'The Happiest Place on Earth'. She makes them in a range of themes, we just love their intricate designs and fun colours combinations!
Millie joined the team in early 2022, after graduating in Textile Design from Hereford College of Arts in 2021. Millie loves all things fabric and colour and can help you find the perfect fabric for your project! Outside of Make-it Happen, Millie is a Designer - Maker specialising in hand weaving.
She creates hand woven textiles for interiors, from cushions to wall hangings. She also works on bespoke fabric orders, designing one off fabrics to bring a positive and calming influence to peoples homes.
Clothing Alterations & Repairs
Bring in your garments to be altered and see how we can help you. From Bridal gowns to ripped jeans, we've seen it all! We also do garment steaming for those special occasion pieces.
Sewing Machine Servicing & Repairs
We offer sewing machine / overlocker repairs and servicing with our repair expert to keep your machine running smoothly. Any model, any make, any age! Bring your machine in to us to see how we can help, or give us a call if you need help with collection and delivery.
Official Simplicity Sewing Pattern Stockist
Simplicity Sewing Patterns are perfect as they not only have patterns that are simple & easy to follow, but they have a great range of designs for women, men, children, animals, crafts and home items.
We stock the full range so whatever you want to make, we can help you.
Our founder Jackie's background as a teacher comes in handy when offering external talks and workshops. She has given textile & career talks to a number of local WI groups, textile organisations & schools. She can also run workshops and demonstrations for local groups / organisations, such as Brownies and Rainbows, in their venue, get in touch to find out more.
We love working & supporting other local businesses! We have worked with Geek Retreat, Laura Gale Dance & Drama, The Courtyard, Hereford, The Enchanted Group, Regal Theatre, Tenbury Wells, The Children's Bookshelf, Hereford Bid, Maylord Orchards, Hereford Etsy Team & Sissoo Organic. We also love local artists running workshops in our Studio.
"Outstanding! Simply gorgeous display of everything you could ever dream of. And more! So far removed from the dusty old haberdashery shops of yesteryear. I only went in to have a dress altered, but there's enough there to get anyone enthused with sewing and craft. Fabulous engaging staff and all sorts of workshops to try. A real gem in Hereford."
Alexa Young, CA
9 Gomond Street
Monday - Friday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
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