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Welcome to Straight Stitch Designs!

I am Kimberly and this crazy bunch above is my “team” and the reason I created this business.

Sewing has been a part of my life since high school when my mom taught me how to sew.  Most 16 year olds don’t ask for a sewing machine for their birthday but I did and it is actually the sewing machine I still use to this day.  Although over the years I have sewn a little or a lot it has been a constant in my life as a way to express my creativity.  That doesn’t mean that all my projects turn out great but I usually have a good time making them.  And trust me there is no shortage of flops around here.

Sewing for my kids is what finally brought me back to sewing regularly and gave me a renewed love of the art of making.  It helps that they proudly wear mommy made clothes and will tell anyone they see that I made whatever they are wearing at the moment.  Just the other day my daughter walked up to two people she had never met, struck a pose and said “do you like my outfit?  My mommy made it”  She is definitely my biggest cheerleader.

I recently started designing my own sewing patterns!!  I know crazy right?  If you want to check out my first pattern you can find the Ravenna in my shop.  I also have a free pattern, the Mae Tunic available for download on the blog.  I have lots more patterns either in my head or in the works so they should start showing up in the coming months.

I hope you enjoy the things I have to share here at Straight Stitch Designs.  Make sure to follow me here either by subscribing by email or through Bloglovin so you don’t miss out on any of the awesomeness that happens here.