Covid-19 Update - New Opening Hours

Posted by Freya Gilbert on July 24, 2020

Hello Everyone!

With shops in the city opening up this weekend, we're getting ready to welcome you back through our doors at Crafty Sew and So too. 

We hope you will join us on Friday 31st July and Saturday 1st August
10-2pm when we re-open for our first weekend!

As you know, we're a small team, so we've been busy balancing child care, online orders and organising everything that needs doing before we can open to the public again.  We've worked through the advice and guidance provided by the council for safe re-opening and we're very excited to be able to offer as safe a shopping environment as possible for you to enjoy. 


Of course there will be some changes to the shopping experience, but don't worry, we're still the same team of friendly Crafty Sew&So's we've always been. 


 covid 19 updates


Customer Limits

Firstly, we will be limiting the number of customers in store at any one time to THREE individuals.  This is to ensure we can maintain a safe social distance while you shop.  If you come shopping with friends or family, please respect this number as a maximum total people who can safely be in store.

Please be patient if there is a short wait when you arrive, you are welcome to que up or wait on the benches in the sunshine while we serve the customers who came before you. 


covid updates


Opening Hours

Our opening hours will vary to begin with, as we organise a new staff rota.  Some of our staff will continue to shield until they feel safe. 

To begin with we will be open 10-2pm on Friday, Saturday and Mondays. 

This will be evaluated regularly as things change in the city. Keep an eye on our newsletter, blog and social media for updates.


covid updates

Book an Appointment

If you would prefer to come along and be confident that the shop isn't going to be busy, we're going to start offering appointment sessions too.  You can book into an appointment online for £5 deposit (taken off any purchases) and rest assured that you will have the shop and our attention all to yourselves!

Appointments are also required if you would like to try a test drive on one of our sewing machines.

Before and after all appointments we will spend 10 minutes cleaning down the shops surfaces to ensure that we're controlling the environment the best we can.

Book your appointment now!


please use hand sanitiser


 Masks and Hand Sanitizer

Of course, all normal social distancing measures will be in place and encouraged for visits to the shop.  Hand sanitizer will be readily available for you to use as you enter, face masks will be required for the duration of your visit and we ask you maintain a two-metre gap between yourselves, staff and other visitors. 

These are all non-negotiable and we ask you to respect the guidance we're following in these matters.

 Find patterns to sew your own masks online


 order fabrics online

Click and Collect

If you would still prefer to shop online, we will continue to send out postal orders and Click and Collect orders when we're open again.

Click and Collect is FREE, and you can collect from us any day we're open.  You don't even have to step foot in the shop if you don't want to - we can bring your order to the door for collection.

 Shop our fabrics now!