Sew Upcycle (aka Conrad) is busy in our workshop creating and
re-purposing vintage items.
Lampshades and cushions are sold off the peg or made bespoke for you. Choose from our range of fabrics or provide your own!
Either way what we sell is unique – it's made by us in our little sewing studio.
"I love sewing.
It's like therapy – a chance to get lost in creating, playing, and forgetting all about the daily chaos.
The touch of the fabric, choosing colours and print and seeing something new come into being. Pure joy."
"Sewing for two hours
every week, together
with dear friends,
gives me two hours of peace and creativity
and the confidence
to explore new and
"My nieces now have an entire new wardrobe
since I learnt how to sew at Sew Lovely.
Thank you from all of us."
"For me, sewing is all about protecting some
time for myself.
I love creating
sharing ideas with others
and losing myself for a few hours each week."
"I lose myself in lovely fabrics, create garments, cushions,
bags, etc. All items are individual and made with love, something which can't be bought.
Sewing is bringing out my creativity after 33 years of full time work."
"Sewing at Carol and Conrad's shop is like going into a little haven of
loveliness for a few hours to escape."
"Patchwork and quilting has brought such pleasure to my life.
I always knew I had a creative streak and this is it! It proves
it is never too late!
To have our own Sew Lovely in Penarth is such a treat."
"Learning free motion at Sew Lovely has
renewed my creativity.
Thanks so much,
Carol and Conrad."
"Carol is an amazing teacher and I really enjoyed learning to sew with her.
Since then my confidence has grown and grown and I know if I ever need any advice that she will help in her lovely patient manner.""
"Wonderful gem of a shop, packed to the rafters with buttons, fabric, pompoms...
made gorgeous mini stocking bunting ready for Christmas on a