Welcome to Made By Rae! I’m Rae, a professional home executive, mother of two, and wife to wonderful (and computer-savvy) Mr Rae. I’m also a temporarily retired high school physics teacher. I love to sew! This blog is a showcase for my crafty stuff.
Over the last few years I’ve been supplying Craftblogland with a bounty of free sewing patterns and tutorials on my blog, including the popular Buttercup Bag, Spring Ruffle Top (featured on Sew Mama Sew), and the Itty Bitty Baby Dress for newborns. Please purchase a PDF sewing pattern from my pattern shop to support my pattern-making endeavors!
Celebrate the BOY: an online collaboration with Dana of MADE where we do only boy-themed blog posts for an entire month, including tutorials, roundups, and giveaways from a number of guest contributors. Go to the Celebrate the BOY archives to see all of our boy-related posts!
Spring Top Week: a fantastic online contest for readers hosted by me here on Made By Rae that is designed to encourage selfish-sewing. Enter a top you’ve made for yourself for spring into the contest! A panel of judges helps narrow down the contestants, a final reader vote is held on the blog to determine a winner, and there are always great prizes! Check out the Spring Top Week page for more information.
I currently reside in Southeast Michigan, although I’ve lived in the Bay Area and grew up in West Michigan.
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Interviews and Publications
at smileandwave, Jan 2011
at luvinthemommyhood, May 2010
at Patchwork Posse, Jan 2010
One Yard Wonders by Storey Publishing (my projects are the Summer Nighty and the Hanging Laundry Bag)