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Inside Sajou embroidery store in Paris!

Hi everyone, as promised I said I would take you inside the Sajou embroidery store in Paris, you are going to love it!

Be warned photo heavy post but I love lots of photos in blogs…….
First of all I will show you what I purchased, of course I had to get some fabric with the Sajou branding, I am going to make a pretty bag with this.
I purchased this cross stitch pattern which is very different to any others I have stitched before, they had a sample stitched and it was so pretty I simply could not resist.
To be honest I was pretty restrained in my stash buying, I could have bought many more items but I really do try to be good sometimes!
But first a look through the window, I could not wait to get inside, at this point my husband always giggles at how excited I get when I see a store like this!

Are you excited yet?

Now I was inside, my heart was racing! Lol……
The ladies were very helpful and they let me take as many photographs as I wanted. 
It is not a very large shop but it is crammed full of pretty things, I did miss a corner where some silk threads were displayed but there were some ladies stitching and I did not want to disturb them. 

I did not know where to look next!

Now this was my favourite part of the store, my husband nearly fainted when he saw the price of the scissors but I thought they were worth every single euro, they were gorgeous.
I really liked the ones on the right, they were very elegant, my husband said he would buy me some for my next birthday which just happens to be when the marathon is for next year, so I won’t let him forget! 

Well, that is it, I hope you enjoyed your trip around the Sajou store.
If you don’t want to read about my latest update in my Etsy shop then look away now and I will see you next time but for those of you that do, here we go……
I have some lovely Just Nan needle tins and some more patterns. 
Whenever I sell scissors in my shop I simply cannot resist making a little pouch to go with them, these are a little freebie to compliment the last pair I have for sale in my Etsy shop here.
Made from 100% cotton owl print and canvas , interfaced and lined inside.
I will be making more of these in the future, I have three now, they are so easy to pop your scissors inside especially when travelling.    
   New pdf patterns designed by me
in my Etsy store here and my Craftsy store here
Love to Crochet
Until next time, happy stitching!

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Oh, my! I would have melted plastic in that shop–big time! I am just drooling, looking at the pictures.

    Thank you for the armchair tour.

  2. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Wow Lynn, how did you restrain yourself?! I would've spent a fortune. Ha! Love all the pictures; it certainly makes you want to be there. Thanks for sharing.

  3. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    All I can say is wow! How fun to be able to go to such a wonderful store.

  4. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Thank you so so much, I wish I could have that shop nearer to me, I just love their colors, their "S" symbol and the wood display, I could just live in that shop and be a happy person. Enjoy your beautiful stitches.

  5. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Wow, what a fabulous shop! Did not know they had a shop in Paris, so from now on I will put money away for a special trip by train next year and shop till I drop!
    Thanks for all the lovely pictures and they inspiration!
    Greetings from Holland,

  6. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    its so beautiful x

  7. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Oh Lynn. THANK YOU! I am quite certain I will never be in France in my life and you just made my day!! I spent so long looking at these photos and enlarging them too. :D Wonderful. I almost fainted right along with your husband. ;)

  8. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Ohhh, Lynn, such a treat to visit Sajou!!! How did you ever manage to leave it. ;D I like your scissors pouches – they're such a good idea and so generous of you. k

  9. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    WOW! I would love to visit that store.

  10. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Ooooh, Sajoux, my dream!.. I'd like to see it myself one day

  11. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Thanks for the fabulous tour…all I can say is WOW!!!

  12. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Oh My! Thank you so much for the trip to Sajou! What an amazing place! If I could only buy one thing, I would buy one of the wooden boxes with their name on it. Something to remember my visit.
    I'm tempted to go their online store just to look at more! :-D

  13. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Wow – this is a stitchers heaven!! Enjoy your travels.

  14. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Oh my gosh! The shoppe looks like heaven! Love your new designs, too.

  15. April 19, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    I love the Sajou store, and tanks for the look around, I can not go to this
    kind of story, I have not so much money. (Smile)
    And I will visit your Etsy shop.
    I wish you a nice day

  16. May 9, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Oh my Goodness!! I thought they just made scissors! I love the sajou fabric you bought, great colors on it too. My heart would be a flutter in that shop!! I loved looking at all the photos. I will become a follower of your blog and hope you can stop by my new blog that my friend and I just started. Mary

  17. May 9, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    WOW!!! I'm green with envy. It would be worth the trip just for the store…
    Happy Stitchin'…
    Stitchopedia…An encyclopedia of needlepoint stitches…

  18. May 9, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I felt like I was walking around the shop myself thank you Lynn for sharing, so many lovely things I love how they display everything.
    Happy Stitching
    Julie.C xx

  19. May 9, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Oh wow, that place is amazing! I'm afraid to ask you how long you spend in there!

  20. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Oh how wonderful!! On my bucket list. Everyonthing is so lovely!

  21. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Magic shop!
    I <3 scissors.

  22. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Wow! I could have spent hours in that shop, Lynn! Thank you so much for spending the time to post all of these great photos :)

  23. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Oh my. Oh my. That is absolutely stitcher's heaven. Now I want to go there. Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful photos!

  24. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Be still my heart my heart what a beautiful store, I am so happy you were able to visit the store and buy something for yourself, I love their fabrics with their logo on it, I have bought through the internet before, they have such lovely items and the fabric wow.
    Thank-you for sharing with us.


  25. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Loved your fabric you chose. Wonderful photos of your visit at the Sajou shop. A real treat. I would've spent A LOT of money there. Your project bags and scissor holder a lovely. Hope your hubby did well with his marathon and you enjoy your rest of your trip. Loving your etsy shop.

  26. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Oh my! Excuse me for a minute while I mop up the drool on my keyboard! :)I adore french shops, there's just something about them and this one is no exception. Everything looks amazing. I wish I had known about this store when I was in Paris last year (my credit card is probably glad that i didn't know about it!) We went to Les Brodeuses Parisiennnes only to find that it was closed the whole week we were there :( Maybe I should use that as excuse to take another trip!!! Enjoy your new stash.

  27. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Hiya Lynn ~ you lucky lucky stitcher, thx for sharing, swooning here…

  28. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    There is only one word that comes to mind, after seeing all the lovely photos and all the lovely items in this shop. Delicious! Sort of like when you put a piece of chocolate candy to your lips and your mouth begins to water in anticipation of the pure bliss that you know will follow. Thank you so much for sharing these photos. I know I will never get to see France, so sadly, nor will I get to visit this shop…but thanks to you, I still got to visit it. Thank you. Wishing you a most lovely day. :)

  29. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the Sajou shop; I felt like I had died and gone to heaven, such eye-candy. I am a collector of many pairs of scissors, so I loved seeing all of the beautiful ones. Happy stitching and thanks again.

  30. Anonymous
    May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    I am going to Paris in July and will be visiting Sajou. Thanks for the preview! I'm seeing LOTS of stuff I now want to buy…

  31. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    You left the Sajou store? Voluntarily?? What an incredible shop, thank you so much for showing us around inside it! I know I'll never get there (which is probably a good thing since I'd certainly spend my entire paycheck!), so what delight to get to see all the lovelies.

  32. May 9, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Wow, wonderful store, must visit one day ha ha! Thank you for sharing those gorgeous photos! Love those scissors!