After sewing clothes throughout high school, college, and my early days as a teacher, I put aside my sewing machine for several years while caring for my very young children.
Making space for my creative side was important, however. My passion for sewing reignited through an upholstery course I took at a local community college. I jumped into bag making, attracted to designing something both beautiful and practical, without the need for all the alteration my clothes sewing had required.
I began selling the bags I designed on Etsy in 2011. In 2013, a fellow sewist asked if I would consider making a pattern for one of my bag designs. I gave it a go and have been creating digital sewing patterns for bag making ever since, as Hold It Right There Patterns. As a former educator, I break my patterns into bite-size steps with lots of photos to accompany each step. In 2020, I began creating detailed video tutorials to walk through each pattern step.
My passion is to facilitate creativity, offering my sewing patterns as blank templates for the completely unique creative expressions of each maker.
Suzanna, Hold It Right There Patterns
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Clarendon Crossbody Wallet (+video)$10.95 Add to cart
Corcoran Crossbody Bag (with videos)$10.95 Add to cart
Findlay Phone Wallet (with videos)$9.95 Add to cart
Go Baby Organizer (+video)$10.95 Add to cart
Hold It Right There Mini Bundle (4 patterns)Add to cart
Ludlow Double Zip Wristlet (with videos)$10.95 Add to cart
Meridian Sling Bag (with video)$10.95 Add to cart
Vignette Phone Crossbody Bag (with videos)$10.95 Add to cart
Winslet Wallet (+video)$10.95 Add to cart