Patty Young grew up in San Jose, Costa Rica, in an environment where she was encouraged to express her creativity freely. Both of her parents dabbled in the arts so it was only natural that she would inherit their creative genes. They moved to the United States in 1987 and Patty attended The University of Central Florida from ’89 to ’93 where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design and Photography.
Over the next 12 years, Patty honed her graphic design skills at a number of marketing agencies before deciding to leave her corporate job in 2005 to stay home with her children and pursue her own creative endeavors.
Patty is a licensed textile designer for Michael Miller Fabrics and recently released her seventh collection. Her fabrics include quilting cottons and knits.
Patty along with her husband, Jon, also owns and operates MODKID LLC and serves in the role of Lead Designer. MODKID, LLC specializes in high quality boutique-style sewing patterns which include children’s clothes, doll outfits, purses and other assorted accessories and home furnishings.
Her newest endeavor is her first book, entitled Sewing ModKid Style, Modern Threads for the Cool Girl. It is adorable and we love the colorful photographs that reflect Patty’s bubbly and fun personality. For the book, she used only Baby Lock machines, specifically the Baby Lock Symphony machine.