Hi there! I'm Deb - wife, mother, and sewing fanatic!
Most days I can be found in my studio listening to podcasts while sewing up new patterns or finding ways to completely hack old ones! While I’ve dabbled in all kinds of projects such as quilting and home décor, garment sewing (and the challenges of fitting clothing to the body) is definitely my favorite. There is nothing more satisfying than wearing something no one else owns, in a color and style suited to your body that you created with your own two hands!! It’s truly an exhilarating feeling!
Sewing has been a huge part of my life ever since my mother sat me down at an old Kenmore machine as a little girl and showed me how to make it magically stitch two pieces of fabric together. Since then, it’s been a mad love affair filled with excitement, challenges and let’s be honest, several breakups! But no amount of frustration could keep me away for very long because for me, sewing is my yoga – it’s therapeutic, relaxing and brings me a tremendous amount of joy.
It is this joy that motivated me to start the Sew YYC studio! My hope is to help and inspire others along their sewing journey - no matter where they are starting from.
Whether you are an absolute beginner, someone returning after a long break, or perhaps you have been sewing for years and are ready to finally conquer a challenging technique or fitting issue, I am excited to help you get over that hurdle and onto the next level.
I look forward to working with you!!