Sew Pomona

About Me

Hello and Welcome to Sew Pomona!

I’m Rebecca. I’m an artist, seamstress, embroidery designer, natural dyer and crafty momma. I live in beautiful and very sunny Davie, Florida with my husband (and best friend), two sweet kiddos, and our crazy little rescue chiweenie Suki. I started this sewing blog 9 years ago in the midst of motherhood to document my makes as I work to craft a beautiful life for myself and my family.

I’ve just launched a new hand embroidery business designing patterns for the home sewist on Etsy. Check out my designs and head over to my brand new YouTube channel for tutorials!

I’m also the head of media for our local Ft. Lauderdale Chapter of ASG (American Sewing Guild). If you’re local please come join us! Meeting times and dates are up on the website if you’re interested. We’re always looking for new members and I’d love to meet you in person! And if you don’t live nearby check out you’re local chapter, there are ASG groups all over the US.

I’ve recently joined EGA, the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, and my local chapter is online with Cyberstitchers.

When I’m not sewing or pattern drafting I like to indulge in one of my many hobbies and when I’m not making you’ll most likely catch me at the beach.

Why is the blog named Sew Pomona?

Read on here to see how I chose the name for this blog.

What are your hobbies?

  • sewing, of course!
  • embroidery (check out my embroidered jeans and vintage beach coat) or head over to Etsy to see my shop!
  • knitting ( I love my Slope knit tank and Linas)
  • reading (mysteries and sci-fi as well as lit and biographies + you can follow me on Goodreads)
  • pattern drafting ( here’s a recent post)
  • drawing and painting
  • printmaking (my college major-BFA Univ. of Hartford)
  • decorating ( I was a Home Furnishing Visual Merchandiser pre-kids)
  • painting murals
  • gardening (I just replanted our garden with Thai Double Blue Pea’s, chocolate daisies, and poppies and my Sky Vine is coming back to life with a vengeance!)
  • cooking and baking

2022 Sewing Goals:

  • Use organic and sustainable materials whenever possible
  • Explore and expand my natural dye knowledge
  • Focus on the details: embroidery, heirloom sewing, high end finishes and construction
  • design new patterns for my embroidery pattern business- Sew Pomona

What machines do you use?

Janome Sewist 721

(purchased online from Pocono Sew and Vac)

I just got this machine to replace my older Singer Stylist. I love the easy to use basic stitches and the strong motor. I was looking for a very simple basic machine with no computerized features. I don’t use many decorative stitches but do require a strong durable workhorse. This machine has some really cool stretch stitches as well as an easy to use buttonhole maker. Love it!

Janome America: World's Easiest Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery Machines &  Sergers
Juki MO 654DE Serger

I LOVE this serger! Sews like a dream and very quiet. This was an upgrade to my old basic serger and what a difference a quality machine makes. This thing can handle anything from silk to denim. Going strong at at 3+ years.

MO-654DE - Serging - Products
Brother Pacesetter 2340CV Coverstitch Machine
2340CV | HomeSewingEmbroidery | By Brother

This is a very basic but functional coverstitch. Great for beginners. I’m looking to upgrade this machine next but it does the job for now.

What size are you wearing?

I wanted to add my current sizing and measurements to this page so anyone interested in sewing similar patterns I feature on my blog can use them as a guide. In most Indie patterns I’m a size 8-10 and wear a size 12-14 in Vogue, McCall’s and Simplicity (with the following adjustments : lengthen waist 1″ and a narrow back adjustment.)

  • Height 5’7″, Age 46
  • High Bust 35″ , Full Bust 37″
  • Waist 29″
  • Hip 40″

Thanks for joining me on this journey!

Rebecca

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