Nova Melina is a Helsinki based seamstress and sole entrepreneur who´s passion is beautiful fabrics, mixing and matching colors, patterns and different type of fabrics both traditionally and nontraditionally.
I love all things whimsical - just as i love pure beauty and the best thing in creative lifestyle is that you get to create what ever you want, beautiful pieces, whimsical pieces or a mix of those two together. My greatest source of inspiration is probably Hayao Miyazaki´s amazing world of animation. Also many things around me like random shapes, elements or color combinations, plants and flowers get my head spinning with new ideas.
I am very pedantic of the quality of my work and my aim is to make both durable and well made pieces, the kind that bring beauty and joy to every day life.
I have a degree in dressmaking but i really got in to sewing again after my first child (b.2007). I gradually got more and more into that world of creating, sewing and crafting during the years i stayed home with my kids and sometimes sold my products as a hobby aside my work in an office. In March 2015 i took the plunge into this world completely, let go of my regular day job and started my own business.
All my handmade items are completely designed, sewed and finished by me at my work room in Oulunkylä, Helsinki. So basically i design, create patterns, cut, sew, picture, sell and ship each and every product purchased through my shop with a pretty wrap around them. 100% local Finnish craftmanship.
Nova Melina also has a small collection of world known high quality Liberty Art Fabrics. Nova Melina is the only provider of Liberty fabrics in Finland. Please read more about these fine English fabrics at category "Liberty Art Fabrics".
In Nova Melina shop you will also find a small but very carefully chosen selection of paper goods, stickers and masking tapes mostly from Japan, a large selection of different type of iron on patches and cute collection of buttons for your sewings and knit work.
All items sold through this shop as well as sewing services include VAT 24%.
You - my dear clients are very precious to me and your satisfaction for my products and customer service is utmost important. Thus i hope that if there is anything bothering you with a product or delivery process, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Are you in need of custom sewing? Please tell me about your idea and we can figure out together if i am the right person to execute it.
I hope you enjoy shopping at Nova Melina and come back again soon!