DIY Weddings in Dubai

At our very first ‘SEWcial’ we met Rio – founder of, the Middle East’s premier online wedding directory and information portal, as well as chief blogger and bride-to-be at which charts Rio’s wedding plans for November (and we’re invited! So exciting!).

DIY weddings are hugely popular now and brides will often get together with their girlfriends for a series of DIY bridal showers to create something truly unique for the big day. And Rio is no different.  As an extremely creative person, Rio has clear ideas of what DIY elements she’d like to have.

We’re working with Rio to create a DIY bridal shower and ‘crafternoon’ tea party with her bridesmaids to make some of the DIY elements.

You can read about her visit to The Sewing Parlour and her DIY wedding wishlist here.  We can’t wait to host our very first ‘Crafternoon’ tea party in our cosy parlour.







Do you like to embroider?

We just loved this sweet Mexican lady the minute we saw her and one day we WILL get around to it.

mexican lady

We think it would look great on a cushion cover, as embroidery hoop wall art or just in a regular frame.  What do you think?


Here is Floresita’s finished Mexican lady  – we have a long way to go till we are this skillful!

This pretty Mexican lady is just one of hundreds of embroidery transfers on which Floresita has lovingly sourced.  Thanks Floresita for doing the hardwork so we can enjoy ourselves!



The Sewing Parlour @reMADE DXB is open for business.

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We have been waiting for today for what seems like an age but in fact it is only a matter of a few weeks. Claudia, who owns the space within which we are located, contacted us early in the new year and at first we thought the deal she was offering us was too good to be true and we wanted to be part of it straight away.  The first hoop we had to jump through was being interviewed by Claudia where we had to convince her we were right for her creative vision. The couple of days we had to wait for her decision were a very long two days but eventually we got the answer we were waiting for so we squealed a bit before we calmed down and tried to be grown up about it all. Seven weeks later, after being VERY grown up, building a business plan with projections of profit and loss, culling our ideas for creative workshops to 10,000 instead of 25,000, we are finally here and can’t wait for the next few months to reveal themselves.

We will share more of our journey from kitchen table crafters to craft studio creative geniuses another day. 🙂

Little Majlis in Dubai


Little Majlis is a specialist online market with a focus on handmade products from makers and merchants of art, edibles, craft & design based in the Middle East.  It is fast becoming the go-to place for unique items; some which are limited edition.  New vendors are joining this collective at a pace and the product offering is growing daily so be sure to check back regularly.

reMADE DXB happily supports Little Majlis, not only for the visual feast that is their website and blog , but because they keep us up to date with what is happening in the arty and crafty world of Dubai.  A collaboration is in the air and we can’t wait to start selling with this wonderful online marketplace.  Why not subscribe to their monthly newsletter?

Little Majlis can be found at

They can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram: LittleMajlis


Wonderful needlework right here in Dubai.

Wonderful needlework right here in Dubai.

Can you embroider? reMADE DXB are learning and loving it. We love the work of Jessica Aldred, famous needlewoman and what she can do with a needle and thread is astonishing. Her silver needles flashes over the fabric and the outcome is something you want to touch, admire and OWN. The fabulous thing is, Jessica is based in Dubai! Find out more about her on her blog:

National Crafting Month

March is national craft month so do get crafting – come along to reMADE DXB for one (or more) of our crafty workshops.  All the details for upcoming workshops can be seen on the calendar or on our reMADE DXB Facebook page

Thrifty Green Gal

March is National Craft Month! Look forward to all the wonderful crafts and projects I will share with you!

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