Hi! I’m Rae! Welcome to my website!

I live in Ann Arbor Michigan with Mr Rae (who is both handsome and tech-savvy) and my two kids, Elliot and Clementine. I used to be a physics teacher, but now I sew, blog, and make sewing patterns for a living. I have a studio in downtown Ann Arbor where I occasionally host sewing workshops and classes.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. If you live near Ann Arbor, join me for our Sew Ann Arbor monthly sewing meetups!

Here are some blog posts that you might be interested in:

My focus on creating simple, high-quality patterns with beautiful illustrations, photos, and easy-to-follow instructions based on reader demand has made me one of the leading producers of downloadable PDF sewing patterns online! You can find all of my patterns in the pattern shop. It thrills me to hear how many people have learned to sew with a pattern or tutorial of mine. I love to sew, and I want you to love sewing too!

I also teach classes and host events–both locally and around the country–educating sewists of all skill levels on how to sew clothing for themselves and for their children. Check out my trips to shops in Atlanta, Seattle, Vermont, Ohio, and the studio retreat I hosted in Ann Arbor!

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)

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