Hey Rocking Babe – I’m Bridie A.K.A Born to Thread, creative director and maker of bespoke leather jackets

Born to Thread started as an idea in 2014 where I started at selling at handmade markets and feeling my way through the self-employed lifestyle.

After making several bespoke outfits for friends I decided in 2016 that I wanted to push my skills and specialise in bespoke womenswear and made to order products.

In this time I also taught my self how to make leather jackets which really ignited a passion for leathercraft.

My idea for making leather jackets came to me in when I discovered samples of leather that looked amazing and thought it would be really fun to try making one so I did and this is where it all began.

I taught myself how to make a jacket from an existing one I had, then developed the patterns to change the style and create the perfect fit.


It also happens to be a personal favourite item of mine which is why I absolutely love making them. So this is was the start of my bespoke leather jackets empire and they are now all handcrafted from scratch from my small studio in Yorkshire.

My mission is to create badass leather jackets that are handmade to last a lifetime and bring out the rebellious babe in YOU.

A true investment piece that will last a lifetime.

Ever since I was little I was always draping fabric around everything, drawing cool dresses and even cutting holes in the middle of the fabric to make something! (sorry mum, at least I know how to cut out properly now)

I studied fashion and textiles throughout college which enabled me to study at Cleveland College of Art and Design, graduating in 2008 with an FDA Fashion Production.

Following with a BA(Hons) in Fashion Enterprise graduating in 2010, developing skills in advanced pattern cutting, garment construction and business.

With over 15 years worth of sewing knowledge I continuously strive to learn and develop on my skills to make sure my products are 100% high quality.

I always knew I wanted to run my own business and from this Born To Thread was born.

Little Fashionista Bridie

Thank you so much for my bespoke jacket, I love it! and I love the little detail of the lightning bolts. Very happy to support independent businesses, It’s been a pleasure to work with you and I am so pleased you were able to create what I wanted.

Rachel Pickering

At Born to Thread I am all about ‘slow handmade luxury’ to make you feel empowered in what you wear.

I want to bring your rebellious personality out in my handmade quality products.

It’s all about fit and quality when it comes to making my bespoke leather jackets and that makes a big difference when it comes to owning what you wear.

Clothing and style is a personal thing and that feeling you get when you can’t find anything that represents you is frustrating, it can knock your confidence and you don’t feel very good about yourself – I know this from personal experience.

I believe it’s all about your mindset at the end of the day and this is where I can really help you by creating one of a kind high-quality clothing that can make you feel confident and really connect with who you are and what you wear. You can read more about confidence and mindset here 

Curious to see what I offer in my within my personalised service then you can read more about it here or visit my online shop to invest in one of my made to order designs and customised leather jackets for rocking babes like you.

*Slow handmade luxury –  is not your typical throwaway fashion  trend, it is a movement that prides itself on being sustainable and is made to last.
Buy less, choose quality.

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