Welcome from Mayra
Hi, I’m Mayra. I’ve been sewing nearly all my life and I’m so excited that you have found your way to So Sew Easy!
I grew up in a small town in the foothills of a volcano in Panama, Central America. It rained a lot there and when it rained there wasn’t much to do indoors, except read, draw and, of course, SEW!
My sewing adventures started when I just a kid since I was never very interested in playing with toys. I guess it bored me that the toys always looked the same, especially the dolls. So I had a brilliant idea to cut my little sister’s Barbie’s hair. I tried my best to do a good job, but it was clear I had botched the job and when she found me in the middle of a golden mess of doll hair. I quickly had to beg her not to cry —which surely would have made my mother sprint to her rescue. I whispered quietly, “don’t worry, the hair will grow back”…. Knowing my deceitfulness and feeling guilty I added, “let's sew some beautiful new clothes for Barbie”. And so my love for sewing was born. I was nine years old.
In my late teens, I won a scholarship to study Fashion Design in the US and after that, I haven't stopped traveling since then. I have been blessed with the opportunity to live in Cameroon, West Africa, the Virgin Islands, Switzerland, Sydney, Paris, and Singapore where I've lived for 10 years. I try to bring all these influences into my designs and my sewing.
With limited access to materials and patterns, I make use of the free resources available on the internet and was delighted to find so many talented people out there willing to share their work and knowledge. This website records my sewing journey. I like to design my own patterns and make them available on the site for you to try.
And you can do it too – it’s so sew easy!
I love to read your comments and links to your own projects. You can drop me a line any time in the comments below. I read them every day!
I LOVE Pinterest!
I love to pin all the sewing patterns, tips and tutorials I find on Pinterest along with inspiration such as favorite sewing patterns, favorite fashions, and favorite fabrics! Follow along by joining my Pinterest Boards and you'll discover so much more than I can share here.