A brand new independent business has opened in Southport town centre, providing sewing services and alterations for customers.
Eva’s Sewing Room has opened at 22 King Street, close to the new-look Southport Market, which has given the Market Quarter area a new life since it was reopened in July following its £1.4million transformation.
Eva’s Sewing Room is owned by expert seamstress Eva Kubicka, who opened her first shop after gaining a large army of customers and followers through Facebook and through word of mouth.
The services she provides at Eva’s Sewing Room include: women’s, men’s and children’s alterations; wedding and prom dress alterations; curtains and cushions made; all at reasonable prices.
There is an opening week offer of 10% off for all alterations, plus £1 off for pensioners.
Opening times at Eva’s Sewing Room are: 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
However, Eva may change those hours depending on customer demand. She also works flexibly, so is happy to make appointments outside of those days or hours.
She said: “Eva’s Sewing Room is officially open!
“Thank you to my friends for the support and for the help they have put in so I can further develop my skills. I really appreciate it.
“Thank you to my husband for your support too!
“I make alterations for clothes, wedding dress, prom dresses, I make cushions, curtains, zips for clothes, all sorts of alterations.
“I was always working for someone else before I opened this shop.
“I was doing alterations for people, gaining orders through Facebook, and slowly building up my customers.
“Then I decided to open up my Eva’s Sewing Room and to work for myself.
“It’s good for my customers that they can actually come and see me in my shop now as well as speaking to me online.
“I am not expensive for the services which I provide, I don’t charge a fortune like some other businesses, I think customers will be happy with what I am charging.
“I have professional machinery here with me, and my own fabrics.
“In the future, maybe I will have some haberdashery here, Southport doesn’t really have anything like that here.
“I have my initial opening hours, but I am flexible, I can book appointments out of hours, late appointments, Sunday appointments, if people need them.
“If things need doing urgently, then I can even do them within 24 hours if needed. I don’t charge extra for an express service, unlike some other places.”
Eva’s Sewing Room joins the booming Market Quarter, which has enjoyed a real renaissance since the £1.4million project to transform Southport Market into a stylish new food, drink and events venue was completed in July.
Since then, quality new independent businesses have opened in the area, including: Season Coffee, Bar and Kitchen; The Cake Box; Urban Attic; and now Eva’s Sewing Room.
New owners have taken over The Coronation pub site on King Street, while German Doner Kebab is planning to invest £500,000 into converting the former McDonald’s site on the corner on King Street and Eastbank Street, creating 30 new jobs.
It is an area that is getting busier and busier.
Eva said: “When I was looking for good locations, I passed by here, and I thought that it would be a really good location.
“When I was in my shop on Saturday, it was so busy at Southport Market! I heard someone singing inside, there was a really good atmosphere.
“I am doing everything I can to attract customers!”
Eva, who is married to husband Sebastian Kubicki, is originally from Białystok, the largest city in north eastern Poland, and 200 miles from Warsaw. Now the couple love living in Southport.
She said: “I came to England 16 years ago.
“When I first came, I spent a year living in Preston.
“One day I met a friend who took me for a walk along the Promenade in Southport. It was such a beautiful town, so I decided I wanted to change where I lived. I moved here and got a studio flat.
“After that I met my husband. My husband lived in London and when he saw Southport, he said how beautiful it was, and what a great place it would be to live in.
“He was a chef previously, working in restaurants, but now he is working as a delivery driver.
“Three years ago we bought a house in Southport. We are really happy living here.”
- For more details about Eva’s Sewing Room, please visit: Eva’s Sewing Room, 22 King Street, Southport, PR8 1JX, phone: 07837606736 or visit: Eva Sewing Room on Facebook.