Hi! I'm Vicki - it's lovely to meet you!
I’m a maker, designer and photographer who creates easy sewing patterns for beginners.
There's something uniquely satisfying about making things from scratch, so my goal is to design patterns that allow anyone, no matter their skill level, to enjoy the experience of creating something entirely themselves.
I haven't always been a pattern designer, but I've been sewing for a very long time, first learning before I was ten. Since then have enjoyed a variety of sewing projects including clothes, gifts for family and friends and home decor.
Once my kids were all at school and I had time for creating again, I opened an Etsy and Madeit store selling handmade bags and accessories for kids. I no longer sell ready made products but have created PDF patterns of my designs so everyone can have the opportunity to make their own.
So how does photography fit in?
I’ve always had a passion for photography and became particularly interested in product photography when selling ready made items, so much so, that at times I could never decide what I enjoyed more - making the products or taking photos of them. One thing led to another, and I soon found myself helping others improve the photography for their own online stores. That may be the reason you've found me here.
I still help others through my "Product Photography for Makers" guide bundle, but my pattern store has grown more than expected, so it’s my priority now.
I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of designing and selling patterns, but especially hearing from satisfied customers who are excited about what they’ve been able to create. I hope to hear from you one day too!
In the meantime, be sure to check out my Pattern Club so you can be the first to know about new pattern releases and special offers as they become available.
Relevant Skills, Qualifications and Fun Facts!
Sewing enthusiast for over 40 years – now that is showing my age!
Mechanical business co-owner for over 25 years
Successful handmade seller since 2012
Organising addict and perfectionist who never stops learning
Photography for Business and Blogging Course - 2015
Advanced Photography Course - 2016
Certified Digital Marketing Professional Course - 2019
Wife and Mum of Three