My greatest wish for you, is to dream big, create fearlessly and go after the things that bring you and those around you joy!

I found my love of designing and sewing when I had my first daughter, Aubrey.  I wanted her to wear the cute, boutique style clothing I had found online but I couldn't afford it.  I decided to ask for a sewing machine for Christmas and proceeded to teach myself to sew.

Along the way, I realized that I had something special when it came to putting fabrics together and I loved the adorable creations I was making.  

I began selling clothing online with the encouragement of family and friends.  I learned new and better ways to make them each day and continued to grow my business.  Once my clothing business became very successful, ten years later, I wanted to give back.  I decided that a great way would be to offer sewing patterns for things I sold in my boutique for those who couldn't afford them, but would still love their children to be able to wear it.  To me, this was giving back to where it all began for me.  

From there I was hooked. Designing sewing patterns was so fun and I found that the more I worked at learning how to draft patterns, the better I became at it.  I have been designing patterns for over six years now.  For now, there is nothing I love more.  

I am successful, happy, and I love getting to work everyday. My husband who used to work long hours, is now home full time with us. He helps me with the business and gets to be the dad to our four children the he wants to be.  This was the beginning of a huge dream we had!  We sold our house in 2016 and set off with our four kids to travel.  It was an amazing experience and I am so grateful for every moment.  
If you have a dream...go do it! It all might seem scary and others will laugh and try to tell you that your dream is impossible or unrealistic, but it is not their dream.  Even if you must take baby steps toward your dream, take them.  You will never regret that you did, but you always will regret that you didn't.

Thank you to my mother for repeatedly telling me I was selling myself short and that I had a gift to offer the world, to my grandmother for always doing art projects with me and instilling the love of music and crafting deep within me, my husband for his constant support of my dreams and encouraging me to see beyond what I see as possible, and ALL of you who make what I do possible by supporting my work.  

I am truly honored to be able to share my designs with the world and my sincere hope is that my patterns and designs help you to create your own story to share with others.

Our Team

Stephanie – Pattern Step Photographer

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Manda – Executive Personal Assistant

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Heather – Pattern Writer

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Diana – Videographer

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Felicia – Customer Service Specialist

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Sonia – Marketing Manager

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Je'Tua Amos - Instagram Assistant Manager

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Andrew – Ecommerce Specialist

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Manda

Executive Personal Assistant

Hi there! I am Manda and I live in the Netherlands. Married to a gorgeous man and mother of a beautiful 3 years old girl. After getting my degree in Business Management & Economics, I’ve worked for 15 years or so in several jobs in management & HR consultancy.

Two years ago I became a stay-at-home mom and I love that I’ve got that opportunity. After my daughter was born, I discovered my passion for sewing and later on for pattern testing. YouTube and Facebook provided me with the tools to sew my first items. I love to keep learning, sewing brings me so much joy! Pattern testing is my second passion, the first test I did was for Ellie & Mac. I loved it so much that I sticked around! The pictures I take of my daughter in her outfits are becoming great memories already.

I am an admin at Ellie & Mac, working with Lindsey and her team is so much fun. She is a talented designer and I love being involved in this amazing company!!

Stephanie

Pattern Step Photographer

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie! I am responsible for the tutorial step photos over here at Ellie and Mac, you may recognize me from some of the patterns! I often sew for my family of four. I am a stay at home mom to my two Minions in fabulous Las Vegas! You can usually find me rushing around town, sewing projects in tow, trying to get my kids to all of their activities! I learned how to sew from my grandmother as a young girl, but never thought of it as anything other than that, something I did with my grandma when I went to visit her. It wasn't until I was pregnant with my daughter, in 2014, when I decided to buy a machine so I could make my own nursing pillow cover. You know, that popular “U” shaped one. From that one project, I was hooked! Once I discovered pdf patterns and knit fabrics (and mommy & me, my favorite!) there was no turning back!

I love my part of the testing process, and I love sharing what I make with Ellie and Mac patterns with you all! We all create such unique pieces with the same patterns, and it’s so beautiful to see within the group when people share their creations! Welcome to the site! I hope you find a pattern you like, and can make something beautiful for yourself or someone you love, you deserve it! Sewing is never selfish!

Heather

Pattern Writer

Hi, I’m Heather Fletcher. 2017 was my first year of becoming a stay at home mom after working more than 15 years at the office doing accounting and writing audit reports. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 8 years and we have three kids, two girls and a boy. Nathan (10), Melania (8) and Violet (11 months) I grew up in Florida and did my Accounting undergrad at the University of Florida (Go Gators) and obtained my Masters in Business Administration at Florida Atlantic University. Now I live all the way across the US in Southern California.

My background in math and technical writing helps drive my interest in sewing and patterns. I am a continuous learner and expand my sewing knowledge from every source that I can find.

I started seriously sewing after my first daughter was born. I loved all the cute boutique dresses and wanted to learn how to make them. I didn’t join social media until just a few years ago and when I did I found the world of pdf patterns. The first pattern test I ever did was for Lindsey in early 2016 & I’ve been testing for her ever since and have grown into helping her with pattern step writing and more.

I love being part of the Ellie and Mac team and seeing everyone’s creativity in the Facebook group. Ellie and Mac patterns provide so much variety there’s sure to be something for everyone

Diana

Videographer

My name is Diana Austin. I am a military wife, a mother to a crazy 7 year old boy, a Spanish/Art teacher, a JV Cheer coach, a youth leader at our church and a full time lover of all things crafty... sewing being my number one!!! I love a busy life so last summer (when teachers are bored to death) I decided to give this sewing thing a try. Boy am I happy I did! With the help of the internet and Ellie and Mac's super easy to follow patterns, my skills have grown so much!

I am now in charge of the video department at Ellie and Mac (so you get to see my face on the amazing sew-alongs, hehe) I test patterns and help monitor our Facebook page. I love working with Lindsey, she is such a lovely person inside and out and her patterns are the literal bomb... are they not!!!?? I love being part of the Ellie and Mac team so much. Every one is so encouraging and loving. Women building each other up, women learning from each other and making a better world! What else could we ask for!?

I am looking forward to seeing what is in store as this company keeps growing and I am so glad I get to come along for the ride. please continue to share your projects with us because all your lovely makes are such an inspiration to get out there and make... make beautiful things with my own hands!

Felicia

Customer Service Specialist

My name is Felicia Kennedy, and I work as a customer service representative and pattern tester organizer for Ellie and Mac. I currently reside in VA with my amazing husband and 3 year old daughter.

I started sewing 2 years ago. My mother passed away and while I was looking through her belongings, I found a sewing machine. I thought it would be great to see some of my daughters clothes. Little did I know it started an obsession. I love Ellie and Mac Patterns, they are easy to understand at any level of sewing and they fit plus sizes. That was a win win for me. I hope you fall in love with Ellie and Mac patterns too.

Sonia

Marketing Manager

Hi friends! I’m Sonia, Marketing Manager here at Ellie and Mac! I am addicted to all things DIY, with my first love being scrapbooking. From learning to scrapbook when I was 10, I then delved into a lifelong mission to learn how to create *all the things*. I have since taught myself photography and photo editing, graphic design, wedding decor and event styling, jewelry making, apothecary making (candles, lotions, etc.), brush lettering, vinyl crafting, and so much more.

That said, I am fairly new to the wonderful world of sewing. When my little boy was born a few months ago, my amazing hubby and I decided that I would stay home with him, and I have loved every second! I started sewing not long after he was born, and have become slightly obsessed with sewing all of the mommy and me outfits! (They’re hard to find for boy moms!) I’m a self-taught seamstress; I have learned mostly from Youtube. Once I discovered that I could join in the pattern testing process, that accelerated my learning very quickly in working through many techniques and apparel styles. I’ve loved learning how to sew and the amazing, tangible and utilitarian pieces that come with it are a huge bonus! Sewing is one skill that will always be necessary, and so I’m thrilled to be a part of the Ellie and Mac team and be involved in the evolution of this amazing company and the gorgeous styles Lindsey creates!

Je'Tua

Instagram Assistant Manager

Hey Yall! My name is Je'Tua Amos. I am from Mississippi. I am married to my wonderful husband, Robert and Mommy to 4 handsome boys: Kaleb, Tyrese,Eli, and Titus. I have a Bachelors Degree in Biological Sciences and a Masters of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education. In 2013, I made the decision to leave my career as a Middle School Science Teacher in order to homeschool my own children.

I grew up watching my mother construct beautiful garments on her sewing machine. My passion for the craft was reignited in 2011 after a desperate attempt to find a decent outfit. YouTube was my greatest resource of information and helped to flourish my skills. My affinity for sewing led me to Ellie and Mac. Initially, I signed up for a Wacky Wednesday promotion, and eventually became a part of the family.

I am a Moderator and Instagram Assistant Manager for Ellie and Mac. I actively pattern test as well. It's amazing to see the creative takes one can do with the same pattern. I look forward to seeing your creativity as well! You will find looks that your whole family can enjoy.

Lakeisha

Pattern Writer & Photographer

Hi, y’all! I’m Lakeisha! I’m a stay-at-home mama to a 10 and 3-year-old girl and boy, living with my husband in Tennessee. I taught myself to sew when our daughter was 2, but I was active duty Navy at the time and didn’t have much time to learn the craft. 6 years later, after our son was born, I started itching to sew again and dusted off the machines. I slowly reintroduced myself by making burp rags, blankets, bibs and small things like that. In 2017, my husband surprised me with a serger, after hearing me talk about knit fabrics for far too long. In 2018, I fell into the world of PDF patterns and online fabric groups and my true love for creation revealed itself to me. I first tested for Ellie and Mac in August 2018 and absolutely fell in love with the process and all of the patterns. My entire family loves and fits the patterns well, so let’s just say that our closets have grown substantially since then.

I do a little of everything around here. You’ve probably seen myself or family in patterns from testing. I help moderate the Facebook group, I help photograph steps and write pattern tutorials. I also compile the beautiful tester photos in the group albums for everyone to see. I am in awe of what Lindsey has created, and I can’t envision a better, more accepting, more respectful, more inclusive and diverse team to be a part of. I’m so, incredibly honored to be here and share my passion for sewing, as well as to learn, be inspired, and grow alongside y’all!