I run, I craft, I write, and I make your favorite clothes.

I have written books about sewing for children and adults and I'm the indie designer’s patternmaking secret weapon. I've taught video and in-person classes to anyone who would listen since 2008. I believe that sewing clothes is a radical act of self-love that increases your sense of self-worth. I'm basically your sewing fairy godmother.
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I made it - for the AutoGlow Reception

I made a dress to match my hair

I’m a gentle-living, hard-rocking, granola-geek-like, yoga-practicing, veggie-eating, wife-mom-friend-sister-daughter-artist. I can make anything. I ride a motorcycle and I have climbed mountains, both literal and figurative.

I co-host Southeast Michigan Crafty Meetups every month, design sewing patterns, teach sewing classes, volunteer in the Ann Arbor and Detroit crafty communities, and make bespoke garments for people who are sensitive, hard-to-fit, or just too individual for off the rack clothes.

I love teaching almost as much as I love learning.

I worked as a sewing pattern designer for kid clothes at Patterns by Figgy’s, and I’m a craft book author.