Not Just Sew Sew
Not Just Sew Sew specializes in machine embroidery, and lovers of hand-crafted items will be delighted with the whimsical, adorable and beautiful designs created by Not Just Sew Sew’s owner and designer Paula Forbes. Not Just Sew Sew carries a variety of unique items that include embroidered baby onesies, t-shirts, hats, golf towels, linens and more. Not Just Sew Sew can also do custom embroidery on just about any fabric item. Not Just Sew Sew’s products are available for sale at the Crafter’s Hut and by direct order.
Meet Paula Forbes
Meet Paula Forbes
Paula Forbes has been artsy and crafty for most of her life. She paints, sews and knits, among other things. But it wasn't until a few years ago that an acquaintance introduced her to the art of machine embroidery, and Paula was immediately hooked. It wasn't long before she went out and bought her own embroidery machine and started embroidering just about anything she could get her hands on: t-shirts, baby onesies, towels and household linens. In fact, she says, she can machine embroider just about anything made of fabric.
Soon after buying her first machine (these days she is on her second embroidery machine), she had created more things than she could give away or use herself. "You can only keep so many things," she says of the items she makes. So she began selling her creations as a way to support her embroidery habit and make enough money to pay for her supplies.
Paula likes to keep her hands busy because "it keeps me away from the fridge!" When she's not embroidering she's often doing some other type of craft. She also enjoys getting outdoors and loves that there is so much nature to see and be a part of in Granisle. One of her favourite outdoor activities is going for walks, which she does often since she has three very active dogs that also like to get outside.