Makyla Creates is an independent sewing pattern label and blog inspired by simple living. Created thoughtfully by Makyla in her small cottage home in New Zealand. Makyla is a passionate, qualified seamstress and pattern maker with a background in buying and retail, which helped her realise her values don’t align with the fast fashion industry. Following her dream to create thoughtful sewing patterns and a platform to talk all things sewing Makyla Creates was born.
I have been sewing for as long as I can remember. I never really thought about what I wanted to do when I was growing up I just knew
I loved to be creative in all aspects but sewing was where I found the most joy. I am a self-taught sewer and when I was younger I opened up my own Etsy store selling handmade garments to people all over the world. It was seriously exciting knowing that people were wearing something I had made in places like France and England.
Growing up in a small country like New Zealand made me feel so far away from such exciting places so this opportunity really made my passion excel. I went on to study Fashion and Design at university where I learnt how to pattern make, grade, sketch, design and sew to a higher standard.
Now on the daily I am working on my small business, Makyla Creates where I design, sew samples, create patterns and tutorials, which makes me so happy. I didn’t really intend on starting a sewing pattern business, it just sort of happened but why it happened is because I love to design, sew, sketch & share knowledge. Pattern making requires mainly those things – so here I am and I love it. It’s only me working so I will say at times it can be a bit overwhelming but I cannot thank the sewing community enough for the daily support, it’s such a loving community filled with generosity, kindness and support. Being able to inspire, teach and encourage others to learn a new skill like sewing is something I am so grateful for. The feeling of helping others learn is the feeling of success.