Elizabeth Made This is a place I want you to leave with:
- Practical sewing tips and tricks to supercharge your sewing skills
- Tutorials for adapting a pattern to fit a different style
- Ideas for transforming your home with fabric
- Inspiration on how to add details to make a basic pattern really stand out. Why make things that look store-bought, when you can make them completely unique?
Let me know what you’d like to see here. I’m always looking for places I can contribute my writing about sewing projects. Is there something that would be helpful to you?
What do you need to know about Elizabeth? I’m Elizabeth, a sinner saved by grace through faith in the work of Christ alone. I live in Colorado, and I’m completely dotty for sewing. I started out draping dolls as a child in my own hand-sewn creations that were made from scraps in my Mom’s fabric bag. I continued sewing by hand growing up, making accessories for my violin, several twin-sized yoyo quilts, and a rather funky vest made from yoyos in 7th grade. When I got married and hand-sewed 5 yards of stamped fabric into curtains for our apartment, I figured a sewing machine would be a great deal more efficient.
I bought my beloved Janome and have since sewn mountains of fabric into garments and items for my home. I love the challenge of taking a flat piece of fabric and transforming it into a beautiful, three-dimensional garment alive with color and texture.
As a mom of three sons and a wife of a husband known for accidentally felting all of my wool garments, my clothes and the ones I stitch up for the boys are inherently practical. If it’s not washable, it’s not in my closet. I sew hardwearing basics with tons of added detail that comes in the form of embroidery, pattern-hacking, DIY elements, and novel fabric and pattern combinations. Fabric is always my inspiration, and here you’ll find it sewn up in ways you may not have envisioned.
I catalog my own garments here, but more than that, I want this space to be a place for you. My life as a former elementary music teacher and my life-long passion for writing compel me to write about sewing in a way that will help you grow more confident in your sewing. I’ve learned to sew from the ground up, and I want to teach you to do the same.
Occasionally, you’ll see other things here besides sewing. I’ve been a cook since I was tall enough to be in the kitchen, and my life as a violinist has me writing periodically about music (particularly my love for opera). The best is when cooking and opera can make their way into my sewing.
I’m so glad you’ve stopped by. Let’s sew together!