Meet Dana from MADE Everyday
February 24, 2015 in Stitchin Women
Meet Dana Willard! sneak peek review of the new Lyric (coming this fall). Dana started sewing when she was about 10. Her grandma taught her the mechanics and her mom taught her to read and use patterns. Dana loved sewing from the beginning, and started a little scrunchie business with her friend. “I even made a very amateur book of fabric swatches, long before I had any idea of what sample swatches were or that I’d be doing something similar as a career one day,” Dana said. Fabrics A-to-Z: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Using Fabric for Sewing. Fabrics A-to-Z is a sort of fabric encyclopedia for sewers. It even comes small enough to fit in a bag so you can take it with you to the fabric store. “It gives you the nitty gritty details of all types of fabric, so that you know how to sew with them. Because all too often we get caught in a cotton rut, but there's a whole world of textiles out there! This book will help you (confidently) discover them.” Like the book, Dana’s blog and videos uphold a similar “You can do it!” philosophy. Dana’s favorite projects are the ones she can really have fun with, and she shares that enthusiasm with her fans. She has been blogging for about seven years, and has a large following. People love Dana’s easy to follow posts and her upbeat personality. Her blog posts include tutorials and recipes as well as patterns for purchase. If you want to see what Dana has to offer, this is where to go first. She’ll cover new videos in her blog posts, too. Zipper 2 Ways video that totally takes the fear out of inserting a simple zipper. While there, browse the entire channel for fun tips and quick projects you’ll want to make right away. Dana’s videos are fun and easy to follow, so be prepared to want to click on every video she has. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 🙂 her blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Flickr and subscribe to her YouTube channel, too!