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Contributors & Staff

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

Contributing Writers


David Page Coffin

David Page Coffin was an editor at Threads Magazine for 18 years. He’s the author of three sewing books and two Craftsy classes. Find out more and connect with him at


Sabrina Lee

Sabrina is a sewing enthusiast with a weakness for luxury fabrics. Browse photos of her projects and custom pieces on her website.


Betsey Blodgett

Betsy Blodgett is the host of the design podcast Hello Atelier!. A fashion history and sewing enthusiast living in Kansas, she spends her time traveling, teaching, and moving cats off her sewing table. Follow her projects and inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest.


Kat Siddle

Kat Siddle is a former librarian who now works in the apparel industry in Vancouver, BC. She blogs about beauty at and helps run Our Social Fabric, a textile re-use initiative.


Jessica Yen

Jessica Yen is a freelance writer and editor based in Portland, OR. Although her freelance uniform now includes jeans, she does occasionally miss dressing up for the office. You can find a list of her publications on her website.


Tanya Hughes

Tanya shares her love for sewing retro styles, bright colors, kitschy prints and voluminous skirts on her blog: Mrs. Hughes. She is a fashion history enthusiast and former anthro-archaeologist who lives on a cattle ranch near Yosemite National Park with her husband and a menagerie of animals.


Tracy Majka

Tracy Majka is a writer and editor who can’t resist Belgian beer, waffles, or anything by the Antwerp Six. Visit her website and her sewing blog starring Harley the cat.

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.

Meg Stively

Meg is here to help you. She’s the smiling face behind our customer service and social media. Keeping in touch with our family of stockists, and shipping your orders all across the world, she loves seeing what you’re making with our patterns.

Katie Whittle

Katie teaches new skills through in-depth tutorials, sewalongs, and articles for Seamwork Magazine and The Colette Blog. She’s all about encouraging sewers to try new techniques and create a personalized wardrobe that makes them feel great!

Haley Glenn

Five years ago, Haley left the apparel industry to join the world of home sewing. She has been empowering women to sew ever since – first through years of in-person teaching at Sew LA, and now through her work at Colette. Haley writes tutorials and articles on our blog, teaches sewalongs, and writes and edits for Seamwork magazine.



Sarai Mitnick | Creative Director
Haley Glenn | Editor-in-Chief
Anna Aguirre | Pattern Designer
Delaney Matson | Product Manager
Wallis Smith-Owen | Patternmaker
Autumn Salisbury-Vanderkloot | Sample Sewer
Taylor Pruitt | Design Manager
Farrah Dodson | Graphic Designer
Andra Khoder | Print & Web Designer
Kenn Wilson | Operations Manager
Meg Stively | Communication Manager
Katie Whittle | Producer
Jessica Yen | Copy Editor
Jessica Yen | Contributing Editor


Taylor Pruitt | Art Direction
Evie McShane | Photography
Jezelle Mathis | Model
Lena Walsh | Hair/ Makeup
Anna Aguirre | Designer
Haley Glenn | Stylist

Special Thanks

A special thanks to The Fabric Store, Los Angeles for the beautiful merino jersey featured in this issue. Shop their selection of gorgeous wool knits here.


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