I received an amazing gift when I was only three years old…a gift that has served me well all my life. Now I want to share that gift with you.

Children with dolls.
I think the ball gowns I sewed were even prettier than these! However, I was only three and a half, so I may have been biased.

When I was three, the family friend who watched me while mom worked, taught me to sew. Not just those shoestring-and-cardboard sewing cards, but real needle and thread and fabric.

Mrs. Fitzgerald and I made clothes for her daughter’s Barbies. I learned pattern design by draping fabric, sewing, hemming, even how to put in a snap closure.

Later, I expanded these skills significantly on my own – everything from pattern making to quilting, and you can, too.

But first, you and I will start at the beginning – hand sewing. It’s the root of fancy embroidery and quilt-making, and the way they made clothing for thousands of years.

Are you ready?

Are you excited?

Great! Let’s get going!


Basic Sewing 101 (free!)

Drafting a Skirt Sloper (Basic Pattern) (free!)

Want to learn something else, anything sewing related (beginner to advanced)? Ask me about One on One lessons, live via your computer, tablet, or phone using the Zoom platform, which is free to you. I can see and hear you, and you can see and hear me. It’s like being there in person, no matter how far away we really are.