Hi! I’m Rae! Welcome to my website!

I live in Ann Arbor Michigan with the handsome and tech-savvy Mr Rae, and my three kiddos, Elliot, Clementine, and Hugo. I used to be a physics teacher, but now I sew, blog, and make sewing patterns. I have a sewing studio in downtown Ann Arbor where I occasionally host sewing workshops and classes.

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

Here are some of my favorites from my blog:

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 my 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 sewing weekend I hosted at my studio in Ann Arbor.

Podcast Interviews
Crafti*ISH Interview with Vickie Howell, August 2016
Modern Sewciety interview and blog feature, May 2014

Online Interviews 

interview with the Jolly Jabber, Fall 2013
with Rachel Denbow at Smile and Wave, Jan 2011
with Shannon at luvinthemommyhood, May 2010
interview at Patchwork Posse, Jan 2010