Attention all sewing enthusiasts! AllFreeSewing and FaveQuilts are proud to announce our first ever list of the 30 best sewing bloggers 30 and under. While we all know that anyone can fall in love with sewing or quilting at any age, these young quilting and sewing bloggers balance college, work, family life, teaching, filming videos, running their own businesses, and even writing books with sharing their incredible passion for sewing on their blogs. Our list of the best sewing bloggers, 30 and under, is filled with sewists and quilters who fully embrace creativity, entrepreneurship, and their love of design, and who are constantly challenging themselves with new projects and ideas.
Seams and Scissors is so excited to feature our selection of the best sewing bloggers under 30. We love seeing the skill and creativity of both our bloggers and readers, and these young bloggers have demonstrated how their love of the time-honored tradition of sewing at an early age has shaped the sewists they’ve become. Our featured bloggers include lingerie designers, quilters, DIY enthusiasts, vloggers and podcasters, and vintage lovers, just to name a few. And, because we couldn’t resist, we’ve added a few additional bloggers to our list as well. Check out all of our 30 Under 30 bloggers below to find some fresh inspiration for your next project!
30 Best Sewing Bloggers Under 30
Erin from Emerald Erin
Hi! I’m Erin, aka Emerald Erin – a twenty-something bra and swimwear sewing enthusiast, who sews and designs from my studio in Belleville, Ontario. On my blog I like to post about all the fun things I’m sewing, patterns I’m designing, new products in my Etsy shop and my life as a creative business owner. Oh, and always lots of pictures of my dog Gibby!
Find Erin at emeralderin.com
Felice from Sew Scatterbrained
Felice Regina is an illustrator and maker from Houston, Texas. She is a licensed designer for Windham Fabrics, with her second collection, Caturday, set for release in Fall 2017. Felice loves quilting for the way it blends illustration, functionality, and snuggles. She now has more quilts than she can count, much to the delight of her two cats.
Find Felice at sewscatterbrained.com
Natasha from The Tell Tale Tasha
Natasha, 26, is from the DC Metro area. Natasha started sewing in 2013 after losing a significant amount of weight. Instead of throwing out the majority of her wardrobe that no longer fit, she decided she would alter and transform what she already had. With two gifted sewing machines and internet tutorials, her basic alterations have transformed into an ever-growing love for sewing, patterns, fabric, and construction.
Find Natasha at thetaletelltasha.blogspot.com
Maddie from Madalynne
Maddie Flanigan is a 29 year-old lingerie designer, sewing teacher, and freelance photographer who turned her dream of sewing, designing, and blogging into a passionate career. On most days, you’ll find her in her studio designing her next collection or teaching women how to make a perfectly-fitted bra. Based in Philadelphia, Madalynne offers in-person and online lessons and workshops and is also a budding ready to wear line. Madalynne Intimates being a contemporary, modern take on Maddie’s aesthetic that mixes sporty, feminine, comfort, and function. Every piece is cut and sewn in Brooklyn, made in the USA being important to Maddie.
Find Maddie at madalynne.com
Doja from Elewa Blog
My name is Doja and I work under the brand Elewa, which means ‘Beautiful’ in the Nigerian language Yoruba. I’ve been sewing ever since I graduated from university in the summer of 2015. The dream was to design and make my own clothes, and I’ve never once considered buying sewing patterns. To this day, everything I’ve ever made has been self-drafted. I’ve gone on to start a YouTube channel where I teach pattern drafting. Teaching has really pushed me to go beyond what I felt I was capable of and I’ve been able to successfully design and make a few things that I’m quite proud of.
Find Doja at blog.elewa.co.uk
Shannon from Adventures of a Young Seamstress
I’m a twenty-year-old microbiology and immunology student living in Montreal, Canada, and I love to sew and knit as my creative outlet! My mom taught me to sew when I was only 6, but I never became serious about sewing my own clothing until the end of high school. I started my blog almost 4 years ago as a way to share my projects and document everything I make. Now that I’m in my third year of university, I find I don’t have so much spare time for sewing and knitting, but I try to fit some in whenever I need a study break – even if it’s just knitting a microbe plushie to raise awareness for antibiotic resistance!
Find Shannon at youngseamstress.blogspot.com
Louise from Sew Sensational
I’m Louise! I love sewing, baking, and cups of tea, and I live in West Yorkshire. I love being creative, whether it’s stitching, dressmaking, cutting, or sticking, and have been a sewing blogger since 2010 when I decided to share my new found love of sewing dresses with the world. When I’m not at my dining table stitching away, I’m often found writing, cooking, or playing with my cat, Barnaby.
Find Louise at sewsensational.wordpress.com
Abi from The Crafty Pinup
Hi! I’m Abi, a retro lingerie designer & sewing blogger of the vintage persuasion from Shrewsbury, UK. I blog all about my retro and vintage dress making over at The Crafty Pinup. Along with sharing my simple pattern hacks, I share fun tutorials with lots of sewing inspiration to help you sew your own pinup wardrobe.
Find Abi at thecraftypinup.co.uk
Krystal from Let’s Quilt Something
When I was young, my mother taught me first how to sew. Fast forward to 2013 and since then I have been sewing just about daily when my husband and I moved to San Antonio, Texas. I love being able to design my own quilt patterns as well as quilt them. Being able to design a quilt from beginning to end brings me so much joy! I’ve been designing quilt patterns for myself on Let’s Quilt Something Blog, as well as for magazines, and now I’m currently working with Craftsy. I hope you will join me and see what I come up with next!
Find Krystal at letsquiltsomething.blogspot.com
Maddy from Miss Maddy Sews
Maddy is a Melbourne-based vintage fashion and sewing enthusiast who fits in making and creating around her medical studies. She was first taught how to sew by her grandmothers at age eight, and has been making things for herself and others ever since! Her sewing passions are luxurious lingerie and retro clothes, especially anything 1950s. Maddy has been blogging at Miss Maddy Sews since 2015.
Find Maddy at missmaddysews.wordpress.com
Lauren from Lady Sewalot
I’m Lauren, and I’ve been blogging at Lady Sewalot for just over 4 years now. My parents bought me a sewing machine for my 14th birthday and I made a couple of bags, but it all really began when I realised that I could make my own clothes, and I haven’t stopped sewing since! After I left school, I wanted to learn all I could about making clothes and develop my skills to a professional level, so I’m now in the second year of a costume degree at drama school. I am very lucky to be sewing all day, every day!
Find Lauren at ladysewalot.blogspot.com
Katie from Running with a Glue Gun
Katie King is a DIY blogger, who believes that crafting should be simple, fun, and unique! She started her blog, Running with a Glue Gun, in order to share her DIY projects and to meet other people who loved to craft! On Running with a Glue Gun she shares DIY tutorials, writes craft product reviews, and shares crafting tips. Her overall goal is to spread the word that you don’t need a ton of money to create an awesome, one-of-kind project!
Find Katie at runningwithagluegunstudio.com
Be sure to check out all of Katie’s projects on Seams and Scissors here!
Tringa from DIY Clothes
Tringa is a chemist and an art lover but one of her passions is sewing. She shares her projects on her blog diyclothes.net. Her focus is mainly on upcycling clothes and sharing free tutorials. She also loves making clothes from scratch.
Find Tringa at diyclothes.net
Melody from Melody Fulone
My name is Melody Fulone, and I am a fiber and textile artist. I work mainly with crochet, and I love all things lacy, textured, colorful, and natural. When I’m not coming up with projects involving crazy amounts of time and yarn, I can be found at my day job in a library where I help people find their next favorite book. I am currently transitioning from a handmade business to a fiber art portfolio with a focus on fine art, teaching, and growth. You can follow along at www.melodyfulone.com
Find Melody at melodyfulone.com
Bianca from Vintage on Tap
Bianca is a 30 year old seamstress and textile designer with 15 years sewing experience. She was inspired to start playing with a sewing machine after discovering Japanese street styles, and eventually landed on her favorite fashion: pinup and vintage inspired. Bianca focuses on bringing vintage sewing techniques into the future using high quality photography, videos, and tutorials. She hopes to inspire Millennials to learn about clothing, clothing construction, and the pride that comes with creating something unique with high quality materials and attention to detail.
Find Bianca at vintageontap.com
Caroline from Sew Caroline
Caroline is the author and designer behind the brand Sew Caroline. She is a sewing blogger with a serious passion for handmade fashion, a sewing pattern designer who designs trendy, easy to sew patterns for women, and a licensed fabric designer for Art Gallery Fabrics. Her debut book is releasing in April 2017! Caroline resides in Fort Worth, TX with her family.
Find Caroline at sewcaroline.com
Sian from Rebel Angel
Sian is a personal style, lifestyle, and sewing blogger at Rebel Angel. She is self-taught after she bought a sewing machine and a dress pattern (Butterick 5748) on a whim in 2014 and had to beg for help in a local fabric shop. Her sewing projects are mostly lingerie (bras, briefs, corset, bodysuits, and more) and retro inspired dresses. When she’s not at the sewing machine, she’ll most likely be found blogging, reading, writing, or practising yoga.
Find Sian at rebelangel.co.uk
Taylor from Sew Sin City
When I was eight years old, my Grandmother taught me how to sew. It wasn’t always the “cool” thing to do, so I kept it to myself. I started SewSinCity to show my generation that sewing allows one to create trends not limited to what is available in stores.
Find Taylor at sewsincity.com
Jeni from In Color Order
Jeni Baker has been sewing since she was 11 years old, and loves nothing more than to be surrounded by fabric. She self-publishes sewing and quilting patterns for the everyday maker. Her first book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle, was published by Lucky Spool in Fall 2015. Jeni is always looking for ways to be creative every day, and simply enjoys living a handmade life. In addition to sewing, her hobbies include knitting, photography, baking, collecting vintage kitchenware, and playing with her bunny, George.
Find Jeni at incolororder.com
Rosabella from Sewn by Rosa
My name is Rosabella and I live in London with my boyfriend Josh and our cat, Percy. I have a passion for fabric and am on a mission to create the perfect handmade wardrobe, from dresses to trousers to coats. I share my projects on my YouTube channel called Sewn and also on my blog Sewn by Rosa and my Instagram @rosabellaangelica. My most recent project is launching Suzy magazine with my friend Dominique Major, the magazine for the fashion forward sewist. Come on over and pay us a visit!
Find Rosabella at sewnbyrosa.blogspot.com
Carmen from See Carmen Sew
Carmen of seecarmensew.com is a self-taught seamstress who discovered the joy of sewing on a whim while in law school. Needing a study break, she bought her first sewing machine from Wal-Mart and taught herself how to sew a tote bag. Soon thereafter she was buying sewing books and taking local community education classes. Today, she is a lawyer by day and a sewaholic by night, sharing her love of sewing by teaching local classes on weekends.
Find Carmen at seecarmensew.com
Rachel from Maker Style
Rachel is a sewing blogger and podcaster from Waterloo, Ontario. She is working towards building an entirely handmade wardrobe and is sharing the process on her blog, Maker Style. From easy, everyday basics to bras and underwear, she’s ready to tackle any project. Rachel publishes a weekly sewing podcast, also called Maker Style, featuring interviews from some of the most stylish makers in the sewing community. While not sewing or working on all things Maker Style, Rachel is working towards a degree in public relations.
Find Rachel at makerstyle.ca
Suzannah from Create/Enjoy
Suzannah has been blogging since 2009. Once called Adventures in Dressmaking, Create/Enjoy was reborn in 2014 as a broader DIY blog for a happier life. With many passions for lifestyle, at-home yoga and CrossFit workouts, real food, home decor, and style topics (and equipped with years of sewing and DIY expertise), Create/Enjoy is an inspirational everygirl’s DIY blog. Suzannah is currently in the middle of a fixer upper renovation and shares lots of projects and tutorials for DIY home improvement and decor. Suzannah has been featured on numerous other blogs and media such as Apartment Therapy, Design*Sponge, Sew News magazine, FaveCrafts Radio, Ruffled Blog, and Kollabora. She is also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers, a sewing, style, and refashioning book published in June 2015 by C&T Publishing.
Find Suzannah at create-enjoy.com
Siobhan from Chronically Siobhan
Siobhan Simper is a psychology graduate living in country Australia. She is now a full-time ME/CFS patient. Siobhan loves writing about sewing, disability, and politics.
Find Siobhan at chronicallysiobhan.com
Catia from The Petite Cat
I am Catia, the founder, and editor of the personal blog The Petite Cat, where you can find all the pretty things I wear, make, or have my eyes on. I was born in Portugal in 1989 and moved to the Netherlands in 2011 to pursue a master’s degree in Astrophysics – I’m currently finishing my PhD at the University of Amsterdam. Besides my scientific work, I have a great passion for fashion, style, and the art of dressmaking. I have learned fashion design and creative pattern cutting at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy (2016); I sew, I knit, and I have just started to learn hand embroidery. Since 2017, I am also a regular contributor to the online platform of Burda Style Portugal.
Find Catia at thepetitecat.com
Rochelle from Lucky Lucille
Hi there, I’m Rochelle – a pattern designer and ardent sewer/knitter with big love for wardrobe basics and everyday accessories. My blog, Lucky Lucille, is a candid look at my quest to create a homemade wardrobe, one me-made t-shirt and knit hat at a time. My favorite projects are usually simple and small, the kinds of practical things you can use and love every day.
Find Rochelle at luckylucille.com
Trish from Trish Stitched
Trish is a handbag designer, blogger, and the petite seamstress behind Trish Stitched. Trish makes and sells bags on Etsy, and makes clothing for her under 5′ frame. Trish went to school for Fashion, Costume Design and Business and now sews in her little Hoboken, NJ studio and works on her parents’ farm. She loves color, floral prints, and buttons.
Find Trish at trishstitched.com
Irene and Chiara from One O
Chiara and Irene are respectively a graphic designer and a portrait and wedding photographer from Turin, Italy. In 2013 they co-founded One O, where they share DIYs, home decor inspiration, and travel pictures. When they’re not working on a new post, they can be found sipping a soy cappuccino, collecting cute succulents, leafing through an interior design magazines, or trying new braided hairstyles.
Find Irene and Chiara at one-o.it
Haylee from Threaded
My name is Haylee Atkinson and I’m a 23 year old student from Utah. I learned to sew when I was little (thanks, Mom!) and now love to spend my time making clothes for myself. Dresses are my favorite thing to make and I especially love being able to recreate things I see in stores.
Find Haylee at hayleeatkinson.blogspot.com
Gwen from Gwenstella Made
Gwen is a vintage lover who started sewing at the age of 21 to replicate vintage clothes that she could not afford. Her favourite make to date is a vintage 1960’s style dress made with Butterick 6582, which she affectionately calls ‘Edith’. On an average Saturday, you will find her hunching over her Elna Sew Fun machine while The Fleetwoods plays in the background. She also enjoys knitting, dancing, rock & roll, and sipping warm earl grey tea.
Find Gwen at gwenstellamade.wordpress.com
Mady from The Wardrobe Project
My name is Mady and I’m a 26 years old self-taught seamstress and knitter, living in Greece. My passion for sewing started at 17, when I discovered the mind-blowing sewing blogosphere and I never stopped sewing since. Making things is my therapy and my goal is to one day have a wardrobe full of handmade clothes. I love learning new things and techniques, and sharing my passion with other lovely like-minded people out there.
Find Mady at thewardrobe-project.blogspot.com
Liliana from Lassemista
My name is Liliana. I’m a costume design student, living in Vienna, Austria. I love to sew – I’m self-taught, but learned it professionally as well. I like how making my own clothes gives me full control over what I wear: I can make anything in any style imaginable, without having to rely on current trends. If I’m not busy studying or sewing, I love to go to the cinema or just get outside and explore.
Find Liliana at lassemista.wordpress.com
Allie from Allie J.
Allie is a sewing and personal style blogger with a love of bold colors, ladylike details, and classic silhouettes. Using vintage, retro, and modern patterns, she is building a fresh, feminine wardrobe inspired by the 1960s but suited for a modern lifestyle. Find her blog here and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
Find Allie at alliemjackson.com
We’d like to thank all of our fantastic bloggers for letting us feature them! Let us know your favorite sewing and quilting bloggers below in the comments!