So SewMichelle

     Joanna - Michelle -- July 2014

Meet Michelle Dorsey, of SewMichelle (…you know, pattern designer extraordinaire.) (What, you already know her? Me, too! I just didn’t want to rub it in.)

I’ve never met anyone as driven as Michelle. To be in her presence is to find yourself immersed– in creativity, gumption, and an awe-inspiring fearlessness. 

Working her booth at the Applique Getaway in Frisco this last July (image taken there) was pure, blissful pandemonium. But at this point I’ve sewn so many of her bags/purses/patterns that I can speak pretty fluently about each. (My sister still happily carries the “Why Knot”  tote bag I made her last year for her birthday.) Our shop carries her patterns and numerous samples, always visible from the front window, no less, and I do love to introduce the newbie sewist to them. Patterns with that quantity of pictures and basic level of instruction? Gold. Not to mention the embroidery files that she includes that should cost a mint of their own. Did I mention I bought an embroidery machine because I wanted to be able to make her pieces on my own time in my own space? Ya. Some call it crazy dedication. Others call it friendship. You be the judge.

In case you see this, “Hello, Michelle!” (Told you I know her…)

With much fondness,


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