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My article on the lack of diversity shown in sewing machine company campaigns has been seeing a resurgence, so I wanted to pop in with 11+ Black and African American sewing content creators. While we need to hold companies accountable, we should also be celebrating and uplifting Black creators in this space!
Blogger #1: Mimi G Ford
i’m putting Mimi at the TOP of this list, because she is 1) incredibly talented and 2) she also inspired pattern companies to show specific support for Black people.
You should also be sure to shop her patterns with Simplicity!!
Sewing Blogger #2: Aaronica of The Needle & The Belle
Aaronica is one of my fave humans on planet earth, and I love her posts about slow fashion and reading her reviews of indie pattern designers! Aaronica is also really great with knits and stretch fabrics.
Sewing Blogger #3: Mac of Sew Altered Style
Mac is a self-taught sewist and working mom in the Washington DC area! I love her use of headwraps!!
Sewing Blogger #4: Constance Caddel
Constance is a Black crafter and sewist, who makes content in a variety of format (both video and posts!) to help folks learn how to make garments.
Sewing Blogger #5: Jasika Nicole
Okay, I REALLy want to hang out with Jasika! She posts everything from sewing and craft projects to show making to some FIRE selfies. LOVE ALL OF IT!!
Sewist Blogger #6: Jas Wade of Princess Wade
From Jas: “I’m a wife, mom, seamstress, wife, book collector and wanna be homesteader.”
Sewing Blogger #7: Pink Mimosa by Jacinta
This Seattle-based blogger and vintage collector posts fabulous looks and pattern reviews!
Sewing Blogger #8: That’s Sew Monica
Monica is a special events planner who loves sewing, design, and all things DIY!
Clothing Sewist Blogger #9: Made by Laquana
From Laquana: “DIY Blogger, mostly sewing, who happens to be plus size!”
Sewist Blogger #10: Martha McIntosh of Garichild
From Martha: “A sewing enthusiast learning how to sew for her curvy, plus size body and other shenanigans!”
Sewing Blogger #11: Michelle of Michelle A Sews
From Michelle: “Sewing tips, dressmaking projects, pattern reviews, and my own sewing patterns.”
Creator #12: Terrence Williams
Okay, so Terrence has inspired me to go out and buy 17 eyeshadow palettes!!
Sewist #13: Juliet Uzor
Juliet is the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee‘19! She shares a variety of sewing and lifestyle content.
Creative Sewist #14: Daniela Tabois
Daniela is a fashion designer, and I instantly followed her upon finding her feed! She laso teach sewing tutorials from scratch on YouTube!
Creative Plus Size Sewist #15: Carolyn – Diary of a Sewing Fanatic
Carolyn is a sewist over 60, and she has such a fun energy and vibe in her photos!
Blogger Sewist #16: Sew Natural Dane
Based in Houston, Texas, @SewNaturalDane has a wonderful and colorful feed! She has a lot of resources for plus size sewists.
Who Needs to Be Added?
I have been gathering suggestions for this blog post, and I’d love to add more Black creators – especially those who are plus size and/or LGBT!