About

Megan Nielsen Patterns create sewing patterns for contemporary wardrobe essentials in sizes 0-30. We design our patterns with real people in mind and are passionate about creating every day wearable pieces that work with your lifestyle, not against it. Our goal is to make sewing your own stylish wardrobe enjoyable and easy, and we’re here to help!

Quality

Megan Nielsen patterns are professionally drafted to industry standards and we are uncompromising on quality. Every design is thoroughly tested internally by our team and externally by normal people who love to sew (like you!).
Our paper patterns come in a beautiful sturdy envelope and are printed on high quality tissue paper, accompanied by an easy to use instruction booklet to guide you through every stage of construction with clear diagrams and simple language.
Our digital patterns include beautiful print at home instructions in US letter and A4 size, print at home pattern tiles in US letter and A4 size and copy shop print files in US 36x48” and A0 size. As of 2020 we have begun adding size layering to our patterns.
If you’re new to our brand we encourage you to try our free patterns which are available to newsletter subscribers.

Free resources and amazing support

Our blog is a companion to our brand and is a wonderful resource full of sewing tutorials, tips, advice and styling ideas.All of our sewing patterns are accompanied by free in-depth sewing tutorials on our blog, full of clear photographs and easy to understand instructions to guide you through every stage of constructing your garment. We want you to get the most of your pattern possible and include bonus pattern variation tutorials and pattern alteration advice in our sewalongs.This is not a big impersonal business, we care about your personal sewing journey and believe in providing amazing customer service. We are always here to help in any way we can, so please feel free to send us an email at hello@megannielsen.com if you have any questions about our patterns.

Ethos & Giving Back

We believe that businesses have an obligation to behave ethically and can be a physical conduit for change in the world. Our values are kindness, integrity and generosity and we are committed to using our brand to support humanitarian causes.
We donate a portion of all profits to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, which provides vital assistance to refugees seeking asylum in Australia, and World Vision who have numerous worldwide programs to tackle poverty and humanitarian issues. We also produce some of our products through Freeset, an organization which strives to help women escape sex slavery, by providing employment in a sheltered workshop under fair trade conditions.

Community 

We love being a part of the sewing community and feel so blessed to be able to connect with other people who love to sew, like you! You can connect with us on our BlogInstagramYoutubeFacebook, and Pinterest

Meet The Team!

 
Megan Nielsen | Founder & Director

Meg | Founder & Director

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about pockets and design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

Meg is a passionate Christian, and lives in sunny Perth, Western Australia with her husband Chris, and three beautiful kiddos (Who we call “Bunny”, “Buddy” and “Birdie” online).

When Meg’s not in the studio getting overly excited about design details and adding way too many exclamation points to everything you’ll find her swimming laps, baking with her kids and desperately trying to become a good gardener!

Anita | Operations Manager

Anita is the Operations Manager here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and happily works on multiple areas of the business in any one day! Anita is the first port of call for any of your customer service enquiries, manages daily operations and oversees all pattern production, graphic design, website maintenance, inventory management & drinking all the coffee/eating all the cookies in the cupboard.

When she isn’t drinking all the coffee & eating all the cookies in the studio cupboard (or chatting to you guys on email), you can find her spending time with her fiancé Michael and her little girl Charlie.

Anita | Operations Manager
Naomi | Design Assistant

Naomi | Design Assistant

Naomi is a design assistant here at Megan Nielsen Patterns, and our resident helping hand. She stays busy assisting Meg with pattern development leg work, getting super excited about good instructional diagrams and making green coloured fabric suggestions for every sample we make. She’s also the smiling face in our studio retail space, where she loves hearing all about your current projects, getting excited about your ideas for new ones, and helping out with the challenges that come along with sewing & crafting. She’s a problem solver, a fabric addict, a serial tea-forgetter and a passionate maker.

When she’s not helping and chatting away here in the studio, she’s at home buried in her ever-growing fabric stash, working on her own sewing projects and spending time with friends & family.

Phoebe | Graphic Designer

Phoebe is the latest member to join the team as the studio's in-house graphic designer. You'll see her work on our pattern packaging, pattern instructions, social media posts and web graphics, as well as making tea in the studio every other hour.

Phoebe also likes to create things by hand, indulging in crafts like painting, embroidery, crochet and knitting. She's currently learning to become a sewing star like everyone on the team!

When Phoebe isn't head bopping to the studio’s daily playlist, she's keeping her hands busy with drawing, playing games or binging Asian dramas while working on handmade projects.

Phoebe | Graphic Designer
Isabelle | Admin Assistant

Isabelle | Administrative Assistant

Isabelle is a new team member at the studio, but probably a familiar face if you’ve checked out our Curve range! She has many titles—student, writer, movie buff, Capricorn—but here at Megan Nielsen she’s our wonderful admin assistant and fit model! Isabelle works hard shipping orders, keeping the studio organised, and supporting the rest of the team with keeping things running smoothly. Isabelle is learning to sew and is documenting her handmade wardrobe journey in our blog series A Beginner Sews.

When Isabelle isn’t at the studio spreading sunshine wherever she goes, she can be found reading, watching movies, playing with her puppy Dolly, and attempting to write the next great Australian novel.

Krystal | Sample Maker

Krystal is the amazing sample maker at Megan Nielsen Patterns and is the self-proclaimed pattern matching queen. She has been working in the live performance industry for the last 12 years making costumes for theatre and dance. She loves to try her hand at new things like tambour and shoe making.

When she’s not sewing up a storm, Krystal is baking treats for her husband and two boys.

Krystal | Sample Maker
Holly | Tutorial Technical Writer

Holly | Tutorial Technical Writer

Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

When she isn’t sewing and blogging here, you can find her with her husband and baby girl Penny and working on her Etsy shop, Nelly Lou, where she creates clothing and accessories for little ones.

Nastasia | Tutorial contributing writer

Nastasia is a mom of four who loves to sew for herself and her family! She enjoys putting her spin on patterns and exploring her creativity. Nastasia has a degree in broadcast journalism and is a dance teacher and dance mom. She loves her alone time in her sewing space, but will also welcome her children in to get involved too!
 
When Nastasia isn't coming up with gorgeous pattern hacks for our blog you'll find her creating custom clothing and accessories for her Etsy store PoshPilar.
Nastasia | Contributing writer

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