“A shop full of Jersey?” I said back to the lady who told me all about it. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and I knew I had to go and check it out. So I did. And here’s what I found out!
Kitschy Coo do their main business on the internet but it does have a cute little shop that you can pop into (I dropped Amanda an email, just to check her opening hours to be on the safe side) and see the stunning collection of jersey for yourself. The shop is based on 10 South Trinity Rd and it’s got a good bus link if you prefer to take public transport as car spaces are few and far between even though they are pay & go spaces.
I took the bus from outside the old St James shopping mall entrance. A no.8 if I’m correct. It took no more than 10 mins and didn’t have the stress nor cost of parking.
It’s a cute little shop front, you can see the jersey headbands and hats in the window along with some pretty cool fabric combos. I know I’m in for a treat!
Greeted by a barking Casey (the dog) I waited a minute whilst Amanda moved Casey through to the back room. I don’t mind dogs as I’ve had my own. Casey didn’t batter an eye lid, once she was in the back room and I could wander around the shop freely.
Right, the moment you’ve all been waiting for – JERSEY TALK! Kitschy Coo: It is a delightful treat. Looking and feeling these magnificent fabrics just brings happy feelings. So many ideas have sprung into my head regarding the Toaster sweater, Linden and Moneta to name a few. I thought stepping into the #sewmystyle with the Toaster sweater was a bit ambitious for me as I’ve never used a knit fabric and not set up my overlocker. I think once I’ve finished Cleo I’ll attempt the Moneta. Ok, I’m wandering off on project thought talk … I’m guessing you’ve had a look at the shop online by now and you’ll get a gist of what an awesome collection Amanda has.
I bought a delightful cacti fabric, but not enough to make a whole Moneta – perhaps the bodice or now a sweatshirt … oooh, the conundrums.
Amanda was super helpful too as she gave me a link for that elastic to get to stop Jersey from slipping and a charcoal fabric that may match up with the cacti if I decide to go with the Moneta – or should I go all out Moneta Cacti?
Kitschy Coo has a Facebook, Instagram, twitter and Pinterest if you need more Jersey porn!
Check out the fabulous combinations! Eeeek!
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2 thoughts on “Sew Shop Local: Kitschy Coo”
I def want to visit here the next time there is a sewing meet up in Edinburgh. Amanda’s IG has inspired me for so long. Have you tried her pattern the Lady Skater, Emma? It’s like a Moneta, except with a more A-line skirt than a gathered skirt. Defo try a knit garment as soon as you have time…once you do it, you’ll never look book I bet! So much easier to fit, and always cosy to wear. 🙂
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I haven’t tried as of yet! Just trying to get the Cleo finished first. Don’t think I’ll make the time limit for the Moneta 😂 as per usual I give myself too much to do I too little time 🤣 I intend to do a knit after finishing Cleo! I don’t think Amanda is open at the weekends though and that’s when we do the meet ups 😟