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 was thinking recently about how much I love Japan.  I mean LOVE Japan.

I studied Japanese in college.

I love Japanese Food. 

You know there’s not much more inspiring to me than Japanese Craft Books (in fact, our book was modeled after those gems of the craft world, to bring the beautiful Japanese aesthetic to western seamsters.)

I have 2 Mazdas.

I drive a Yamaha motorcycle.

My most coveted fabric is from Japan.

With 4 children — ranging from 20 down to 4 — we have everything from Gothic Lolita and Anime down to PokÔ

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  • Tangerinesamurai March 21, 2011, 8:33 pm

    Had to smile about your comment about the custom Fujitsu T5010 – What is that? Thank you for posting!

    • Karen March 22, 2011, 2:23 pm

      Daniela – Imagine having your Wacom Tablet built right into your monitor. Now imagine it were portable, and that you could use or hide the keyboard for coding and shortcuts…..that’s my Fujitsu T5010 and I love it.

  • Mirandapanda March 22, 2011, 3:15 pm



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