Hi, I’m Makyla

Thanks so much for stopping by my little slice of the internet. It’s so lovely to have you here. I’m a sewing and DIY enthusiast and sewing pattern designer. Here you will find inspiration for sewing, fun DIY projects, thoughtful gift ideas and simple living.

Makyla standing in her kitchen holding fresh baking

Fun Facts About Me

I’d rather be

at the beach

Listening to

the 1975

grateful for

my lovely partner sean

Favorite place

Byron bay, Australia

my weekends

walks & reading books

best snuggle buddies

our family doggies
Makyla Creates Sewing Patterns and blog inspired by simple living

Where this all began

In March 2020, I decided to leave my role as a Fashion Buyer for one of New Zealand’s well-known fashion brands. What I thought was my ‘dream’ job! After completing a diploma to land this job, I quickly discovered that the typical, overworked, underpaid, 9-5 job wasn’t for me.  

My passion for sewing was diminishing, and I felt like there had to be more to life than just working tirelessly. I decided to take my passion for creating and start ‘Makyla Creates’ selling digital sewing patterns. I launched my first pattern in April 2020!

Since then, I have fallen deeply in love with sewing again and have found a more profound passion for creating. I hope my blog and sewing patterns inspire you to get creative and start slowing down and enjoying the little things in life.