About

Ellen Macrae – founder and maker

I was hooked to sewing from my very first textiles lesson, and it wasn’t long before I started making my own clothes. Artists like costume designer Alex Rigg and stitch portrait artist InStitchYou have massively influenced the details of my products, I love a rustic vintage aesthetic! Possibly a result of my Jane Austen obsession…

Having been a mezzo-soprano in many choirs, I have developed a love of performing, hence the “singer” in “This Singer Sews”. This lead me to take part in some operas and other stage productions, where my sewing skill was put to use for costume repairs.

I am also massively supported by my second alto and twin sister Fiona Macrae, and back stage runner Lesley Mckie!

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