Celebrating Black History Month: 4 Makers, 4 Stories

Celebrating Black History Month: 4 Makers, 4 Stories

By: fabric.com

This Black History Month, we're sharing the stories of makers whose creativity, skills and DIYs have inspired us over the past year. Tune in weekly, as we bring you their stories all month long.

Meet Nikki Griffin

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How did you get started sewing?

In celebration of my black history, my story began at age 8 when my granny taught me how to sew - hand sew. I didn't get a sewing machine until I was 13, and

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Maker Spotlight: Jessica Rhodes

Maker Spotlight: Jessica Rhodes

Hi, I'm Jessica from Park and Division. I first learned to sew when I was very young -- my mother owned a Halloween costume and craft business -- she had a sewing room filled to the brim with different fabrics and I always loved watching her work. Growing up, I would fix clothes that lost a button or hem my own pants but I didn’t start sewing in earnest until college when I started to alter vintage clothes to

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Maker Spotlight: Meggi Sews

Maker Spotlight: Meggi Sews

Meg of Meggisews.com is a wife, mom, and sewing enthusiast who makes her most of her clothes and sometimes, some for her family. As a pattern and fabric hoarder, she has dreams that one day, a big truck full of fabric will deliver to her. She especially loves to sew anything stretchy. When she is not sewing, she enjoys cooking and eating out at restaurants.

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Maker Spotlight: Wendy Chow the Weekend Quilter

Maker Spotlight: Wendy Chow the Weekend Quilter

My name is Wendy and I’m an Aussie modern quilter and pattern designer based in New York City, and a co-host of Quilt Buzz podcast. I was exposed to sewing from a ripe age of four. Mum used to make her own dress patterns and sewed all sorts of things for my sisters and I, including bedsheets, curtains, dresses, costumes and pajamas. However, my introduction to quilting didn’t come from her, nor my grandmother.

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With the basics from

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