Darrin Bardin has been making Horror housewares for about two years. While holding an array of day-jobs that gave little room for creativity, Darrin decided to start sewing. “These projects keep me busy and focused on fun things to make.” He created D’s Sinister Sewing 666 and sells his wares at Horror con vending booths around the Bay Area.
Inspired by his interest for all things horror, he loves to hang out with like-minded horror addicts and is part of the crew that puts together the bi-annual Sinister Creature Con in Sacramento.
Working on these fun creations from home, he’s surrounded by his animals and gothic house decor. He makes everything from things for your home like bedding, potholders, bowl cozies, scrubs, oven mitts, placemats, and aprons, to wearable items like clutch bags, totes, purses, and dog clothes. New items are always popping into his head and he goes where his imagination takes him.
As a DIY sewer, I asked him what his hardest creation was. “I have not found a hard item yet. I’ve learned you only have to be patient with it all,” Darrin says. While he’s still learning, he enjoys that aspect of creating and welcomes the challenge.
“I love and see beauty in ugly and small things. I’m inspired by the works of Clive Barker and George Romero, and adore special FX and gore.” Read more in Bloody Tea.