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Contributors & Staff

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

Contributing Writers

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.

Marta Alto

Marta’s most famous book, Fit for Real People, is just one of her achievements in her hands-on teaching career, and the most popular book from the Real People series, which also includes videos and workshops. She teaches the Palmer/Pletsch method along with Pati Palmer, and you can find their classes on Creative live, Craftsy, and

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.

Nicole Buckley

As Seamwork’s Community Manager, Nicole loves to talk to you about your handmade wardrobes. Join her in the community and chat about all things sewing!

Pati Palmer

Pati Palmer has been teaching sewing for over 37 years, opening the Palmer/Pletsch International School of Sewing, authoring, and editing dozens of books, and designing more than 220 patterns for McCalls. She continues to teach her tissue fitting method today.

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



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
Nicole Buckley | Community Manager
Robin Ives | Pattern Development Manager
Sarai Mitnick | Chief Executive Officer
Taylor Pruitt | Art Director
Wallis Smith-Owens | Patternmaker


Kylie Salle | Hair and Makeup
Chelsea Eisenberg | Wardrobe Assistant
Krystal Martos | Model
Haley Glenn | Stylist
Taylor Pruitt | Art Direction/Photography


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