6 Questions with ... Dionne H. from Baby Ellie Designs

Posted: May 14 2013

 6 Questions with ... Dionne H. from Baby Ellie Designs


1. What is your business name and how did you come up with the name?

My business name is Baby Ellie Designs. I named my business after my first daughter; Eleanor who we call Ellie for short.  

2. What do you sew?

I sew a variety of things but my main line is Car Seat Covers, Stroller Liners, Stroller Blankets and Toy Tethers. 

3. What inspired you to start your own home-based business? Do you have any employees?

I started my own business after my first daughter was born. I had just moved to Canada from England and really wanted to be at home with Ellie as long as possible, so I started making and selling handmade baby items and my inventory has grown from there.
 4. What is your favorite part about sewing?

I love to make something that I know is going to make a big difference to someone's life! If I can produce an item that is going to wow a customer and make their life easier with baby,  then that makes me feel happy!

5. What is your favorite sewing tip/trick you wish you had of known ages ago?!

I don't have a favorite trick as such but the one thing I wish I had known when I first started would have been social media and best places online to buy fabric from!! I'm a newcomer to Facebook and my business has almost tripled with orders since really using it properly, I wish I had done this year's ago!!!

6. What is your favorite SIMPLIFI textile and why?

There are too many wonderful things at Simplifi Fabric but the one item I do love and use a lot are the KAM snaps! Plus the Organic cotton and fleece is all good too!

You can find me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/BabyEllieDesigns 
No website yet but as my business grows over the next year I hope to have a fully operational shopping website so watch this space!!

Here is an example of Dionne's work...


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