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Miranda A.


Austin, TX

Member since:

August 11, 2013

What is your history with sewing?

My mom sent my sister and I to sewing lessons at young ages, but I really learned to sew by watching her then experimenting on my own. After my first couple years of college (studying nursing) I really became interested in sewing clothes for myself. Through trial and error I taught myself to sew with all different types of fabrics, and all different types of apparel projects. I began draping on my mom's dress form and learned to create my own patterns. At one point I opened an Etsy shop and sold handmade original clothing with some fun success. I received lots of custom requests, so I sold out the shop and began sewing for others on a custom basis. I've made everything from baby rompers to wedding dresses, mostly all with original patterns. I have also loved sharing my sewing adventures on my blog One Little Minute ( In the last few months, with this move and new baby, I've kept life simple and am sewing just for fun, which is refreshing.

Tell us about your sewing machine(s).

I sew with a Janome Sewist 525S. It was a gift from my mom the year I got married. The first serger I used was a Janome MyLock 634D, also a gift from my mom. Last year I worked with Babylock on a series about sewing with knits and received a Diana serger/coverstitch machine. It has changed my life:)

When you make a mistake while sewing, what do you do?

I either unpick the mistake and try again, or I change the design of the garment to work around the mistake. Depends on how much seam-ripping might be involved!

What's your favorite thing you've ever sewn? Can we see a picture?

Oh man, that's tough. I may be most proud of a wedding gown I designed and created two years ago (photos here: It was a long, detailed, and such a fun project. I also sew a lot for myself and love being able to make something just the way I want it!

If skill, time, and resources were no issue, what would you sew right now?

Right now I'm working on a quilt for my son that I began a year ago. I am just tip-toeing into quilting and it seems to take so much energy for me to approach a quilt! After that, I want to sew myself a couple maternity dresses for the last trimester. Then I'll begin working on a sweet little layette for my baby girl.


Born and raised Utah girl. Married with two crazy little boys and a baby girl on the way. I love fabric, chocolate, and cheese...all about equally.


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