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Contributors & Staff

Meet the writers, makers, and artists from this month’s issue.

Contributing Writers

Kat Siddle

Kat Siddle is a librarian and fashion school dropout from Vancouver, B.C. She blogs about beauty at and volunteers at Our Social Fabric, a textile re-use initiative.

Anna Aguirre

Anna works hard to make sure our sewing patterns have the best instructions out there. She believes in the power of chocolate and coffee to cure just about anything.


Jessica Yen

Jessica Yen is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Portland, OR. She began refashioning at nearly the same time she began sewing clothing, and loves the unexpected creative twists that happen during each project.


David Page Coffin

David Page Coffin is the author of popular sewing books including Shirtmaking, Making Trousers, and the Shirtmaking Workbook. He has written professionally about sewing techniques for high-quality results for over 30 years and was an editor at Threads Magazine for 18 years. Catch up with David Page Coffin at his website.


Betsy Blodgett

Betsy Blodgett is a fashion and sewing enthusiast in Kansas City, KS. When not designing patterns for Indygo Junction, she spends her time traveling, teaching, and moving cats off her sewing table. Follow her projects and inspiration on Instagram, Pinterest, and on Periscope as Betsy_Blodgett.


Jenny Rushmore

Jenny Rushmore is a body positive sewist and founder of Cashmerette Patterns, designed for curves.


Aneira Davies

Aneira Davies is a journalist from the UK with an unhealthy addiction to Pinterest. When not writing, you can find her behind her sewing machine, making a new dress or two to add to her collection, or getting lost in a classic Jane Austen novel. Follow her on twitter or on her blog.


Megan Hippler

Megan Hippler is a writer with works in The Poetry of Yoga, Vol. 2 and the forthcoming anthology, Tech-ology. While she never became a quilting pro, she continues to dabble in sewing, knitting, and the occasional carpentry projects.


Katie Whittle

Katie Whittle is a sewing teacher, writer, and pattern maker based in Denver, CO. She loves inspiring and encouraging new sewers to make what they think is impossible, possible.



Sarai Mitnick | Editor-in-Chief
Haley Glenn | Editorial Director
Katie Whittle | Producer
Anna Aguirre | Technical Designer
Wallis Smith-Owens | Patternmaker
Delaney Matson | Seamstress
Haley Glenn | Art Direction
Andra Khoder | Print & Web Designer
Taylor Pruitt | Design Manager
Kenn Wilson | Operations Manager
Meg Stively | Contributing Editor
Jessica Yen | Copy Editor


Evie McShane | Photography
Monica Graves | Model
Lena Walsh | Hair/ Makeup
Taylor Pruitt | Stylist


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