Sewing Superstar

The Hobby Harbor

Sew along with Diya from The Hobby Harbor


When did you first start sewing and how did you learn?

I am a self taught(of course all credits to online tutorials and classes). When I was in my high school my grandma taught me to thread the machine. I made some wallets and bags on my own by imitating things around me using reused fabrics from curtains and frocks. After that there was a long break until last year. That’s when I started sewing clothes.

Can you remember the first thing you made?

With my new machine it was cushion covers for the entire cane sofa set in my drawing room.

Do you have any favourite pattern designers or celebrity sewers?

I love the burdastyle patterns.

What's your sewing room like and how do you organize your stash?

It’s a small room. With a small rack to hold my stash. And another shelf where I house all my accessories and notions in cardboard boxes. There is also Dyumee my dress form standing right behind me as I sew :D

What music/podcasts/TV shows do you love to stitch along to?

Nah ! I prefer silence as I sew. It helps me finish my projects faster and more accurately.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

Blogging , Drawing , Painting. I spend a lot of time Recycling stuff lying around the home, adding color to them and making utilities out of them.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I blog at, where I share all my sewing adventures and crafty ventures. Do stop by and say a hello. I would be very happy.

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
To be honest I am not a TV addict. Its only movies that I enjoy seeing on television.
None in particular. I generally listen to Bollywood songs.
Mumbai. It is on the western coast of India. It is an amazing place to live in and visit.
There would be too many to list. But animation movies are my all time favourite and Ratatouille is the movie which first crossed my mind now.
I love DIY books and have a sew book inspired series on my blog. I guess I can say it is ‘The Burdastyle sewing handbook’(from which I never get tired, to make proects). In fiction I love Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier;)
Purple , Amethyst , Violet , Lavender , Mauve ... You guess it right!! Its got to be any shade of purple
Fabric Brand
May be if when I start purchasing fabrics online I can say. But as of now , I buy from local stores which house good stuff.
Sewing accessory or Tool
My tomato pin cushion , It can also snatch the “Most used” award:)