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Contributors & Staff

Meet the writers and makers in this month’s issue.


Cindy Massre

Cindy Massre is a librarian and a writer in Florida. She believes in sewing as a way to celebrate our bodies, both perfect and imperfect, and to become our best selves. You can find her at her website or on Instagram.

Deanna Jacome

Deanna is an interdisciplinary healing arts educator committed to wild, creative play and expanding her arts practice to promote healing and nurturing the inner artist within us all. To learn more visit Shady Tree Maker.

Elizabeth Endicott

Elizabeth Endicott is the Denver-based owner of Weird Birds, a one-woman design studio making treasures for babes of all ages. You can find her on Instagram @weirdbirds.

Ellie Rivkin

Ellie Rivkin has been a sewer and maker since childhood. Her journey as an apparel designer was driven by the intersection between art and function; most recently portrayed through upcycling textiles and playing with natural dyes. She enjoys advocating for the slow fashion movement by educating the community about thoughtful consumerism in today’s world. Find her on Instagram at @ellierivkin or at

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.

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.

Karla Menéndez

Born and raised in Puerto Rico and currently living in Texas, Karla is a Seamwork subscriber and has been sewing for around ten years. When she is not working as a preschool teacher or chasing her toddler, she likes to sew, read and blog. She is the host of the podcast The Sewing Journey and has her own blog at

Lori Caldwell

Lori Caldwell is the former owner/founder of leather goods company, Minnie + George, based in Portland, OR, who now offers social equity consulting. She’s also an avid maker, sewer, and Seamwork subscriber.

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.

Noelle Fujii-Oride

Noelle is a journalist by day and sewist by night. You’ll probably find her at the beach when she’s not hacking a pattern or researching fabric. You can follow her sewing journey on Instagram @seagreenstitches or on her blog,



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

Crosby Pitner | Model


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