Welcome to the blog behind Megan Nielsen Patterns!
We believe that creating a stylish wardrobe should be easy, and we’re here to help you do it. Whether you’re looking for free sewalongs and tutorials to update your wardrobe, styling ideas or to improve your sewing skills, you can find it all here.
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Meet the team
Meg | Founder and Director
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 pockets and design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.
Meg is a passionate Christian and lives in sunny Perth, Western Australia with her husband Chris, and three beautiful kiddos (Who we call “Bunny”, “Buddy” and “Birdie” online).
When Meg’s not in the studio getting overly excited about design details and adding way too many exclamation points to everything you’ll find her swimming laps, baking with her kids and desperately trying to become a good gardener!
Anita | Operations Manager
Anita is the Operations Manager here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and happily works on multiple areas of the business on any one day! Anita is the first port of call for any of your customer service enquiries, manages daily operations and oversees all pattern production, graphic design, website maintenance & inventory management!
When she isn’t drinking too much coffee (or chatting to you guys via email), you can find her spending time with her fiancé Michael and her two adorable kiddos.
Naomi | Design Assistant
Naomi is a design assistant here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and our resident helping hand. She stays busy assisting Meg with pattern development leg work, getting super excited about good instructional diagrams and making green-coloured fabric suggestions for every sample we make. She’s also the smiling face in our studio retail space, where she loves hearing all about your current projects, getting excited about your ideas for new ones, and helping out with the challenges that come along with sewing & crafting. She’s a problem solver, a fabric addict, a serial tea-forgetter and a passionate maker.
When she’s not helping and chatting away here in the studio, she’s at home buried in her ever-growing fabric stash, working on her own sewing projects and spending time with friends & family.
Phoebe | Graphic Designer
Phoebe is the latest member to join the team as the studio’s in-house graphic designer. You’ll see her work on our pattern packaging, pattern instructions, social media posts and web graphics, as well as making tea in the studio every other hour.
Phoebe also likes to create things by hand, indulging in crafts like painting, embroidery, crochet and knitting. She’s currently learning to become a sewing star like everyone on the team!
Krystal | Sample maker
Krystal is the amazing sample maker at Megan Nielsen Patterns and is the self-proclaimed pattern matching queen. She has been working in the live performance industry for the last 12 years making costumes for theatre and dance. She loves to try her hand at new things like tambour and shoe making.
When she’s not sewing up a storm, Krystal is baking treats for her husband and two boys.
Holly | Tutorial technical writer
Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.
When she isn’t sewing and blogging here, you can find her with her husband and baby girl Penny and working on her Etsy shop, Nelly Lou, where she creates clothing and accessories for little ones.
Nastasia | Tutorial contributing writer