Meet Meg!

meg photoMeet Meg: an expert garment sewist and craft blogger, who will be teaching classes at nido this fall! We are thrilled to have her sharing her tips and tricks with our sewing community! Meg will be teaching Garment 101: Hadley Top using cotton and lawn fabrics and Garment 103: Linden Sweatshirt working with knit fabrics. Read below to learn a little more about Meg, and to explore her sewing endeavors on her blog and Instagram.

“Hi, I’m Meg! I write about my garment sewing and other crafty endeavors on my blog, Cookin’ and Craftin’. You can also find me on Instagram, posting regularly about sewing projects I am working on, stuff my cat is doing, and things I have cooked or am eating.

Despite my mother’s best efforts to teach me, I only had a fleeting interest in sewing as a child, making the odd project here and there. She bought me a beginner sewing machine when I was in my 20’s and I expressed an interest, but even then I really hadn’t been fully bitten by the sewing bug. When I moved abroad to Indonesia and then Thailand a few years ago, I struggled to find a job, was a bit lonely, and couldn’t find clothes that fit me. So I began sewing more intensely, spurred on by the active, inspiring, and supportive online sewing community. I used a lot of online resources, mainly, to answer my sewing questions and build my skills: tutorials, sewalongs, YouTube videos, blogs. I’ve learned so much and I’m excited to pass that knowledge on in person at Nido!”

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Meg will also be demoing useful sewing techniques THIS Saturday August 26th at the College Street Collide Block Party from 11-1. See you there!

*photos courtesy of Meg McCarthy.

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