Keep your craft local – check out our list of the Sewlebrities of Atlanta:
Local Artists and Crafters
Aaronica Cole | The Crunchy Mommy
Aaronica is a mother of three, self-proclaimed millennial cusp-riding blogger who write often on motherhood, at-home hacks, ways to live green and organic, and also speaks about her experience with homeschooling her children. Her most verbose blogs surround lifestyle in outside of Atlanta. Check out her blog posts on entrepreneurship, womanhood and ways to keep your family safe and healthy.
Amy Walsh | Shirt Off Your Back Quilts
Beginning her craft in sewing during high school, Amy pursued a fine arts degree from the University of Massachusetts and began work after graduation in New York. From handweaver to furniture fabric designer, Amy ultimately found her heart steeped in t-shirt quilts. First creating them for friends and neighbors, she began Shirt Off Your Back Quilts where she creates quilting for memories from pieces of clothing that hold sentimental value.
Andi Barney | Sewing Doc
Operating as an independent, full service sewing machine shop, Andi and her team take the time to problem solve any machine that enters their shop. The Sewing Doc doesn’t sell machine, but works to maintain operation in every machine they service.
Ann Simpson | Blue Beagle Quilts
Creating one-of-a-kind, keepsake quilts, Ann’s quilts range from pantographs, free-motion, t-shirt and memory projects. Blue Beagle Quilts also maintains a blog on types of quilting techniques, patterns, and recycled projects!
Brittani Bumb | Untitled Thoughts
Brittani created UntitledThoughts.com in 2015 to express herself in a non-limiting sphere. She is the designer behind the projects showcased here where she strives to keep to an eco-friendly studio. Brittani offers classes and workshops on how-tos ranging from t-shirts to underwear in Atlanta and New Orleans.
Casey Renee | Casey Renee Cosplay
Casey Renee is an award-winning cosplay artist with focus on sewing and work with soft materials. Majority of her pieces are a combination of historical and Disney. Starting in 2013, Casey Renee expanded her newfound skill in the Marietta, GA area. Casey also maintains a blog where she shares how-tos, inspiration and tips on creating your own projects.
Darcy Childress | Modern Cozy
Growing up in a family filled with creative women, Darcy began sewing in high school and found her love at teaching elementary children art. When she is not in the classroom or spending time with her family, her focus is on quilting. Filled with many different patterns, Darcy showcases her quilts and breaks down her process in tutorials for her readers.
Devon Iott | Miss Make
Spending most of her professional career in creative and sewing, Devon is also a photographer and author on several projects. Miss Make showcases her projects and offers tutorials on everything from pillows to book bags.
Dianne is a textile artist and designer who shares her projects on Instagram from wall decorations to tye-dyed cashmere sweaters. Beginning with creating tops from saris, Dianne creates unique pieces of both art and clothing with inspiration from “unstructured style”.
Founding Sew For Uganda, Donna began to make children’s clothing in a partnership with a pastor and his orphanage in Uganda. Sew for Uganda encourages sewers at any level to utilize their skills in making a difference, for good.
Doris Mukangu | Amani Women Center
Doris is the co-founder and chief operations officer of Amani Women Center (AWC) which offers programs on sewing, photography, educational and health workshops and youth empowerment classes for the community of Clarkson, GA and beyond. The AWC, under the management of Doris also provides the community with women’s wellness classes, education on ESL, tax credits, and job placements, social and civic classes including eliminating violence against women, translation services, immigration/legal referral services and empowerment through individual and group projects.
Elizabeth Beck | Tandem Quilting Co.
Tandem Quilting’s team includes Elizabeth, founder, and a group of women living in East Atlanta who are refugees. Beginning in 2009, Elizabeth started long-arm quilting in her home. She and her husband began to invest more time in Clarkson, known as the most diverse square mile in America. Launching Tandem Quilting, Elizabeth hoped to provide refugee women with a stage to share their story and to create sustainable jobs for them and their families.
Ellen Baker | The Long Thread
As a fabric designer, blogger, and author, Ellen created The Long Thread in 2007 while home with her children. She has since created an embroidery business, written two sewing books and designed eight different fabric collections. Many of her creations have landing features in Love Patchwork and Quilting, Molly Makes, and Quilty publications.
Beginning her craft at just eight years old, HollyAnne is dedicated to developing approachable workshops, tutorials and patterns for all levels of creators. She has also been featured on some craft podcasts and blogs as a guest writer. HollyAnne has begun to use her craft and quilting skills to start Quilts for Cure, a non-profit to raise awareness for childhood cancer.
Kristi McDonough | Schnitzel and Boo
Through Schnitzel and Boo, Kristi showcases her 32 years of sewing skills as a designer, crafter, sewist, toy maker and quilter. Offering tutorials on toys, bags, decorations, kitchen accessories, and other homemade projects, Kristi has also been featured in publications such as Stitch | Craft Create, Make Modern, and Quilt Now.
Meghan Perry | Pleasantly Plump Knits
A self-taught knitter, Meghan owns and operates her own handmade business, focusing on simple and timeless pieces that serve functional purposes. Some of these items include knitted hats, cowls, arm warmers, cowl vests and headbands. She recently expanded her offering to include charming handmade dolls. You can often find her craft and in progress pieces on her instagram or blog.
Melody Miller | Melody Miller
Melody is a pattern maker who designs skins for electronics and fabric for craft. Her style of craft can be described as first half 20th century inspired with patterns that include rotary phones, vinyl records, and floral prints reminiscent of the 1960s – 1970s.
Leisa Rich | Mona Leisa
Leisa is an art archaeologist and experimentalist creating 2D sculptures and installations through thread, plastics, mixed media, recycled and re-purposed items and more. She also has a hefty track record for art instruction in schools, art centers, and universities across the United States and Canada. You can find her work in various books, magazines, online and in some interviews.
Myriam Belasse | Meet Myriam Belasse – Interview
In 2005, Myriam began the Atlanta Sewing and Pattern Making Service out of an observed need in the area. From pattern and sample making to product development and sourcing, Atlanta Sewing and Pattern Making Service became a consult and provider of services for those seeking to develop and manufacture their crafts. With roots in fashion design, coming from NYC, Myriam launched her women’s wear line in 2011 – Belasse Boutique.
Nikki Stadler | Nikki Stadler
A longarm quilter, knitter, maker and teacher, Nikki offered hand-guided quilting services. Working with crafters who need the expertise of longarm quilting, Nikki transforms ideas into works of art, offering several patterns for reference or an option to create their own.
Sarah Roberts | In The Quiet Hours
Self-taught craft, Sarah teaches introductory embroidery workshops to both public and private groups. She has been featured in The Atlantan magazine for her embroidery work as well as the international embroidery magazine, Inspirations for International Embroidery Day 2017 and recently selected as the artist for The Bitter Southerner’s annual digital holiday card.
Sarah Watts | Watts Alot
Sarah has been licensing art since 2011 to clients such as Hallmark, American Greetings, Penguin Books and more. Her craft is stemmed in painting in ink and watercolor but also illustrates and develops patterns for fabric. Sarah began a gift brand – Craftedmoon – which supplies stationary for the crafty homebody.
Small Fashion Companies in Atlanta
By JD Noble | Jo David
With roots tired to Savannah College of Art and Design, Jo David designs clothing for women to empower and encourage them to display their confidence. Jo David designs with various prints and types of fabric with a focus on woman expression and maintaining a classic silhouette.
Inspired by her daughter, e Lou began in 2017 integrating minimalist and style to create children’s fashion collections that are comfortable and playful. From jumpers and bloomers to kimonos and rompers, e Lou creates the necessities for any child’s closet
Emerald August | Laura Hamilton
Creating environmentally conscious clothing for young children, Emerald August is an Atlanta-based fashion line. Made in the United States, Laura began her design career after enrolling at Savannah College of Art and Design. Combining her passion for color with mid-20th century fabrics, Emerald August is known for their tunic dresses and play clothing.
E. W. McCall is a family brand of designers creating clothing and home decor items with their southern heritage influence. Designing children’s clothing, E. W. McCall creates simple yet modern looks as well as some accessories and play items.
Producing small batch leather and canvas goods, Glad & Young create and design in Atlanta. With functionality and daily-use in mind, Erica and Anna work together to construct bags, backpacks and wallets that are charming and unique.
Handle It Handbagz | Pat Allen
Since 2009, Handle It Handbagz has been creating bags in leather and other imported cloths for personalized orders or to add to their collection. All of the handbagz created are named in honor of women around the world. Pat and team create clutches, fannie waist packs, shoulder bags, wristlets, pouches and more.
L.N.Y. Designs | Linda N. Yi
Beginning her sewing career by watching her mother and grandmother create needlework projects, Linda launched Forever Flowerfields in 2013. LNY Designs creates work for trade shows, fashion projects, photography pieces and fashion shows. Linda creates clothing for men and women for almost any occasion.
Megan Huntz | Megan Huntz
A designer with a practical eye on Italian influences, Megan creates Ready-to-Wear women’s clothing collections in Atlanta. After living and working in Italy, she firmly believes that fashion should feel natural, create joy and a positive impact.
Primitive Fringe | Deanna Sellers
Deanna finds and upcycles clothing, otherwise discarded by previous owners, giving new life to shirts, flannels, dresses, jeans, and more. Primitive Fringe also designs jewelry and bags.
Ro Puddles | Roshanna Laws
After a duped maxi dress purchase, Roshanna believed that she could be a better product. In 2015, RoPuddles was officially launched where Roshanna designs and creates skirts that puddle on the floor. Two years later, RoPuddles began a budget friendly ready-to-wear line.
Studio Schmidt Designs | Shelley Schmidt
A textile designer, illustrator and pattern design artist, Shelley created Studio Schmidt Designs in 2015. Studio Schmidt creates playfully patterned blankets, towels, decals, stationary, prints and more.
The Little Nest | Jennifer Humphrey
Jennifer designs and creates unique wears for babies to toddlers from bibs to onsies and buttons. As a painter and long-time creative, Jen developed The LIttle Nest after a sewing machine purchase to teach herself to make baby bibs. The Little Nest has since become her own baby.
Designing and creating hand-crafted ties since 2014, Lucy create specialized ties for grown men and growing men. With patterns that resemble nautical themes to university colors and mascots, Ties by Lucy also create dog bandanas that sometimes match with ties.
True Purple Designs | Danielle Lavallo
Inspired by her own wedding day, Danielle began to create traditional and not-so-traditional keepsake garters for all occasions. Using high quality lace, fabrics and embellishments, True Purple Designs creates single garters and garter sets with an option for hand embroidered additions.
Big Craft Businesses in Atlanta
WAWAK began in 1907 with Frank Wawak. Initially known for their woolen fabrics, WAWAK has evolved to offer a full line of tailoring and sewing products to designers, taiors, seamstresses and sewers in the U.S. and worldwide. WAWAK has over 20,000 products in stock from thread, zippers, fabric, measuring tools, pressing supplies, and product packaging.
Offering a variety of sewing, embroidery and printing equipment and supplies, SewingMachine.com also offers parts for old and new machines and repair services for any machine.
Jaxx Bean Bags – Angela Lieben
Seeing a gap in casual living furniture for families and children, Angela developed Jaxx Bean Bags from upcycled shredded foam and high quality, decor friendly fabrics. This concept grew from just bean bags to solid foam furniture and futons. All products are eco-consciously designed and Made in the United States.