Jamelyn - Pattern designer for Paper Scissors PinsHi, I’m Jamie.  I love creating sewing patterns that bring my sewing ideas to life!..I also love being mum to a lovely daughter and a wife to a wonderful Englishman. We all live in Melbourne, Australia together with our faithful dog Sally.

I work from my home studio as a clothing designer / patternmaker. My creations start with an idea… then a drawing… then a paper pattern… and finally with some luck, an item or piece of clothing reflective of the love and value spent in it’s creation. With just a few tools to begin with, some Paper, a pair of Scissors, and a tin of Pins, I happily embark upon my creative adventures.

My creative journey began as a young girl watching my Nanna sew beautiful garments with extraordinary ease on her treadle-powered Singer sewing machine.  I loved to sit and hand sew beside her, making little projects throughout my childhood that gradually become more complex in nature. Eventually I studied fashion design at college and went on to work in RTW as a designer/pattern maker in the OZ and UK fashion industries

For way too long I have been obsessing about starting a blog where I am able to share my knowledge, eventually create my own line of sewing patterns and inspire those who drop by to create beautiful sewing projects. As you can see I have finally taken the plunge and I hope you bear with me whilst I muddle my way through the steep learning curve of producing a regular blog and creating beautiful patterns for you to to sew, wear and love.