Hi I’m Diana! I started Sew Cute Patterns in 2008 after spending years creating plush toys for my own sons just for fun. They outgrew their love of plush toys but I didn’t overgrow my love of making them. Based in Chicago, I created a sewing studio out of one of the bedrooms in my home and it’s my get away when creativity strikes. It’s a total mess of fabric, stuffing, plastic eyes, yarn, fur, glue guns and sewing machines but I love it!
This is my cat Nox, my sewing assistant. She’s there to make sure I don’t get things done as quickly as I could. Immediately lays down on any piece of fabric I roll out!
I have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola University of Chicago. My business side and my creative side came together to create Sew Cute. My creative side however took some practice. And when I say some, I mean lots!
I come from a long line of talented seamstresses who could sew anything from a simple rag doll to a beautiful wedding gown. That of course meant these sewing superpowers would come naturally to any young seamstress-wanna-be down the same bloodline.
That’s how it works?
At least not for me. I struggled quite a bit with the simplest of sewing techniques. For whatever reason, learning to sew an opening closed seemed almost impossible to me! If I couldn’t get it right, I cheated and just glued it shut! But practice really does make perfect. Eventually it got much easier and I could not only create from an existing pattern but I could create the pattern myself.
So I design patterns that are easy even for the “sewing isn’t my superpower” folks who would still like to make their own plush toys. I also make intermediate level patterns for the “my sewing superpowers are getting better” folks that are ready to step it up a notch. We’re full service here….
Let me help you unleash your sewing superpowers!! Let’s start filling up that toy box!
Thank you for visiting Sew Cute Patterns! I hope you enjoy creating your new plushie as much as I enjoyed creating the pattern for it! Love and blessings to everyone for your support!
This site is dedicated to my two beautiful sons, Nick and Alex. I couldn’t be prouder of the gentlemen they’ve become. Clearly the result of the dynamic parenting skills of their mama. 🙂