Top Deals To Purchase in 2017 - Featured Item

We are delighted to have been featured in an article entitled "Top Deals To Purchase" by DailyDealsCoupon. You can find more information by following this link. Thank you so much to the team for including us and the wonderful product by "Slated" on their website.

October 31, 2017 by Sinéad Clarke

The Broadview Hotel - Our New Neighbours in Riverside TO

We are SOOOOOOO excited for the official opening of the brand spanking new Broadview Hotel which opens on July 27th. Over the past couple of years that we have been in the neighbourhood, we have watched the space transform from Gilly's the strip-joint to this glorious and proud building with so much heritage and glamour which over-looks the intersection of Queen St East and Broadview. We are lucky to be close to the new hotel, we'll be popping in for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We even have some family and friends visiting from Ireland this Summer and Fall, and guess where we'll be headed for evening roof-top cocktails? Congratulations to the Broadview Hotel Team and we wish you the very best of luck with your opening and in the future to come. 

Here's a snap-shot from their instagram feed to tempt you guys. Follow them by clicking here

broadview hotel riverside toronto

July 25, 2017 by Sinéad Clarke

Stitch and Bitch Sewing Nights / Sewing in Toronto / Beginner Sewing Classes

Over the past three weeks, six amazing ladies have been meeting here at the store's studio for our first ever "Stitch and Bitch" sewing sessions. We met at 8pm and finished up around 10:30 for three weeks. 

One week 1, each person was assigned to a sewing machine and we learned about threading the machines, threading the bobbin, and sewing straight lines ( straight-ish :-) ). We moved onto designing a tote bag and drafting a paper pattern on week two as well as some more practices on the sewing machines. Then on our final week all the hard work paid off as the individual tote bags came to life. It was so much fun, lots of laughs, lots of new things learned, and new friends have been made. 

If you are interested in finding out more information, you can join our private Facebook group (click here) or to find out more about our studio and other sewing classes please click here

sewing machine students helping eachother 

drafting sewing patterns

the finished tote bags

Sewing students

Kids Sewing Summer Camp at the Irish Design House

We have just completed our very first kids summer camp and it was SO MUCH FUN. Pictures below show the young designers colouring their designs, learning how to hand sew and then creating their own original t-shirts. 

If you would like to find out some more information about the summer camp please click here or if you would like to book a place please click here.


July 09, 2017 by Sinéad Clarke

Toronto Sewing Summer Camp - Riverside / Leslieville / The Beaches

Welcome to the Irish Design House's Sewing School and Summer Camp. We have been teaching sewing and pattern drafting classes here at the store's studio for quite some time, but this will be our very first summer to host our summer camps. We have taught this same camp while we lived in Ireland but we're excited to host it this summer in Toronto. Classes will be taught by Sinéad. A maximum of 10 students per day. 

There will be select days over the course of the summer that will be allocated to the camps. There are two age groups - girls & boys aded 6-10 and girls & boys aged 11-14. No experience is necessary and each student will work at his or her own pace. This is a really fun day to allow students explore their creativity and create a t-shirt design that they can take home at the end of the day. All materials and blank t-shirts are provided. All you need is a packed lunch. 



8:45am - 9am - arrive at the Irish Design House

9am - 10am - introductions and find a work space. We will then chat a little about what we will be doing over the course of the day. We will all colour and draw some designs on paper until 10am. 

10am - 11am - learn about hand sewing. Practice what we learn. 

11am - 12pm - start designing what our final t-shirt might look like. Choose from all the tshirts and materials provided. 

Father's Day Gift Ideas - Handmade Irish Gifts Toronto - Gifts for Dad

Father's Day is just around the corner - June 18th to be precise. What are you going to gift Dad? Not sure? Well, we have put together some ideas to make it easier (we hope)!

All of the following items are available in-store. They have been handcrafted in Ireland by various designer-makers who supply our store with fun, unique goodies. Have questions, please feel free to get in touch with us (contact us)

Items can be exchanged for another size or another items in-store within two weeks of Father's Day. For more information about any of the items in the images below, please refer to the website under the "Men" section (click here to go straight to the website)

Chocolates. 100g bars $7 eacj of any 3 for $18

Hoodie. Available in Olive green and Red only. $355

Assorted men's beanies - $72 (additional 20% off in-store)

Cottage Socks $17.50

Backpack - Available in red, brown ($145) and navy waxed bag ($210)

Irish tweed cap - Solid colours $65, patchwork style $72

Selection of tshirts in sizes XS-XL in many colours $29

Leather belt $115 (fits any size waist, no pin) Wallet $80

Wooden notebook $25

Cards $7.75

Merino sweater $225 (additional 20% off in-store)


Chocolate lovers - Gifts for Dad   handmade mens knitwear hoodie                     



Irish Handmade Gifts - just in! / / Toronto, Queen St East

These beauties have just arrived from Ireland and are available in-store and online. Designed and handmade by Maple Tree Pottery in Ireland, there are three varieties to choose from. Wildflowers, Ornate and Bicycles. chick on the link to go directly to the online store (click here)

Use in your kitchen or at a dinner party for chips and dips, or as a jewellery bowl by your bedside - the choice is yours. 


handmade irish pottery

May 30, 2017 by Sinead Clarke

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

With Mother's Day fast approaching, the IDH has some really unique and special handmade gifts, perfect for your Mum. 

Perfume : Inis, an iconic Irish perfume / cologne. Available in travel size or 50ml bottle.

Soaps : Natural handmade soaps by Val form Dalkey Soaps.

Clothing : Our spring in-house line is now available. We have tops, tshirts, dresses and skirts in sizes XXS - XL. Some of the styles are not yet available online but are in-store now.

Jewellery : Our traditional Claddagh rings are now available with a birth stone. ring sizes 4.5 - 8.5.

Gift Certificate : Not sure what to get, then we have gift certificates available 

Sewing School

We have just listed out schedule of sewing and knitwear classes for January to March on our website so take a look and feel free to get in touch if you wish to book a class. We look forward to hearing from you. :-) 


Colouring Competition Christmas 2016

Download this image or print it directly from your computer to enter our competition. You must get your coloured page back to us either by mail, email(by scanning it in and attaching it to the email) or in person on or before December 17th. The winner will be announced and will win a $100 gift certificate for the store for the Christmas holidays. Good luck everyone. 

Colouring Competition Dec 2016