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Contributors & Staff

Meet the writers, makers, and artists behind this issue.


Chelsea Miller

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.

Farrah Dodson

As the Graphic Designer here at Seamwork HQ, Farrah helps us capture the magic of sewing through graphic design, creating our brand identity and making sure that each issue of Seamwork looks perfect.

Julicia James

Julicia James is a creative spirit. She loves to sew, write, and watercolor. She began to sew so she could make clothes that fit her petite frame since most retail brands don’t carry petite lines. She signed up to take evening sewing classes after work at a design college, and the rest is history. She believes that art is a conversation with yourself, and creativity is healing. You can find her on Instagram at @theainsleylife and her site The Ainsley Life.

Lori Caldwell

Lori Caldwell is the former owner/founder of leather goods company, Minnie + George, based in Portland, OR, and an avid maker, sewer, and Seamwork subscriber.

Maressa Fernandez

Maressa Fernandez is a sewist, knitter, and all-around maker that loves to advocate for other makers to feel affirmed and motivated in their artistry. You can find her at her Instagram profile @maressamade or on her Patreon page.

Meg Stively

Meg is here to help you get excited about sewing. As the managing editor for Seamwork and the smiling face behind emails and social media, she loves seeing what you’re making with our patterns.

Riley Smith

Riley is a sewing fanatic and lit-nerd. She wants to sew, knit, read, and write her way through life. She hopes to join others in the magic of creative expression and share her love of stories and sewing. You can follow her journey on Instagram @sewitsmeriley.



Amy Alan | Technical Editor

Areta Litwin | Sample Sewer

Chelsea Miller | Technical Illustrator

Farrah Dodson | Graphic Designer

Haley Glenn | Designer

Brittany Stanton | Sample Sewer

Kenn Wilson | Director of Operations

Meg Stively | Managing Editor

Robin Ives | Pattern Development Manager

Sarai Mitnick | Chief Executive Officer

Sienna Parfitt | Content Producer

Taylor Pruitt | UX Designer

Wallis Smith-Owens | Patternmaker


Emily Bolles | Photography

Haley Glenn | Art Direction

Morgan Lee | Model


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