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Help Wanted

I’m just going to side-track from the Darling Ranges sewalong for a minute. As you may have noticed, I’m super busy these days – and unfortunately for me that means I don’t have as much free time to do the pieces of sewing I often need to do. I simply cannot keep up right now. After some frustrating/fruitless attempts to find a reliable skilled seamstress in my local area to help me with this – I’ve decided to try reaching out through Design Diary incase there are any seamstresses out there looking for some extra work.

Here’s the basic deal:

  • You don’t need to live in Virginia, just in the continental United States (it makes shipping etc much easier and quicker).
  • Will need to have your own sewing machine, and preferably a serger/overlocker as well.
  • Need to be able to very competent in sewing, feel comfortable sewing with knits and wovens, and have an eye for detail.
  • You will be provided with all patterns, fabrics and notions etc. You will just need to sew.
  • Reliability and ability to stick to a deadline / schedule is imperative.
  • I’m looking for someone honest and easy to get along with, and who can start right away.
  • There will be no set “work hours”, though there will be deadlines. You can work from home in your own time
  • The work will be temporary spanning the next few weeks/ months, with the possibility for more regular projects.

If you’re interested please send an email to with the subject line “help wanted” for further information and specific details on compensation. If you have a way to show examples of things you’ve made in the past (eg through a blog or flickr set), then please include a link to that – since I won’t be able to physically interview.

UPDATE: The position has now been filled.  Thank you SO much to everyone who applied, I’ve been thrilled and overwhelmed by all of the amazing applications !

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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12 years ago

That would be my dream job… Damn you, distance!

Beth @ Turn 2 the Simple

I’m emailing this to my sister-in-law. She is an amazing seamstress! Don’t know if she has the time right now, but I might as well let her know!

Alyssa Sorenson
12 years ago

I emailed yesterday but figured I might leave a note here. I am available to start immediately & feel that I have the skills you need. I am in Minnesota. Hope I can be of service to you. Alyssa S