The Maker Files

1-on-1 Interviews

Get to know the people behind the "makers who sew" market segment with our original interview series — The Maker Files — where we dig deep into what they do, how and why they do it, their purchasing habits, and what they need from the brands that support them. Full interview transcripts available.

Valerie Mayen Yellowcake Shop

Valerie Mayen

Yellowcake Shop

Valerie started out cutting up T-shirts in college. Today, she is a two-time Project Runway alum. Finding the best quality product at the best price means everything to her evolving brand.


Micah and Lish List Neck and Tie Company

Micah & Lish List

Neck & Tie Company

Micah and Lish are a husband and wife team who make a variety of upscale neckwear from carefully selected fabrics. After purposefully mood boarding and sourcing a new collection, every piece is sewn by hand and designed to keep its shape.


Linda Lackey Linda's Other Life

Linda Lackey

Linda's Other Life Sewn Goods

Linda is a retired schoolteacher who learned to sew by watching her mother and grandmother at a young age. Now she can pursue her longtime passion for sewing and newfound passion for her embroidery machine by creating pillows, table runners, aprons, and more.


Theresa Morrow Thread+Love

Theresa Morrow


Theresa makes and sells hand-sewn heirloom dolls that she’s proud to give her own children as a natural alternative to mass-produced toys. After watching tutorials, she came up with her own patterns from scratch and continues to develop her own doll style.


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