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Contributors & Staff

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

Contributing Writers

Caroline Somos

Caroline is one of the smiling hosts behind the Love to Sew Podcast, and she also runs Blackbird Fabrics, supplying expertly curated fabric to the sewing world online, all from Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Chelsea Eisenberg

When she isn’t pattern hacking, Chelsea is drawing step-by-step pattern instructions in Illustrator. As the Technical Illustrator here at Seamwork, she loves to make our instructions easy to follow and fun to read.

Haley Glenn

Haley doesn’t just want to design clothing you’ll love to wear, but clothing you’ll love to sew. With a background in both design and teaching, she combines her talents to imagine patterns with thoughtful details that build your skills as you sew.

Helen Wilkinson

Helen is one of the smiling hosts behind the Love to Sew Podcast, and she also runs Helen’s Closet where she blogs and sells her sewing patterns for the modern maker, all from Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Meg Stively

Meg is here to help you. As the managing editor for Seamwork and the smiling face behind our social media, she loves to talk to you about how much fun it is to sew your own wardrobe.

Saki Jane

Saki Jane has been sewing for over two decades, with a background in fashion and bridal design. Now, she finds pleasure in crafting her own wardrobe and sharing the joy of sewing with others through workshops and tutorials. You can find her work on Instagram and at her blog at

Sarai Mitnick

Sarai founded Colette in 2009, and now handles strategy, communication, and creative direction. She is the author of The Colette Sewing Handbook and also hosts the Seamwork Radio podcast.

Taylor Pruitt

Taylor has an eye for design, photography, and fabric. As the Art Director for Seamwork and Colette, she loves to tell a visual story with our patterns each month.



Amy Alan | Technical Editor
Chelsea Eisenberg | Technical Illustrator
Farrah Dodson | Graphic Designer
Haley Glenn | Designer
Hannah Friesen | Sample Sewer
Kathleen McDonald | Sample Sewer
Kenn Wilson | Director of Operations
Meg Stively | Managing Editor
Robin Ives | Pattern Development Manager
Sarai Mitnick | Chief Executive Officer
Taylor Pruitt | Art Director
Wallis Smith-Owens | Patternmaker


Chelsea Eisenberg | Wardrobe Assistant
Haley Glenn | Stylist
Ionna Price | Model
Lena Walsh | Hair and Makeup
Taylor Pruitt | Art Direction/Photography

Special Thanks

A special thank you to Blackbird Fabrics for the Tencel Twill, Silk Noil, and Linen Noil used in this month’s issue.


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