About Sewing for Geeks

Sewing for Geeks has started to become bigger than just sewing, but I really love the name and I have had business cards printed, so it’s not changing any time soon!. What started out as a way to share my sewing hobby and occasional creations for Etsy, now takes detours into the worlds of food allergy-friendly meal prep, toymaking, or urban homesteading, because those things help me keep myself and my family healthy while also making more time to do the things I love.

Sometimes, when I can bear to give them up, I do make my creations available, and I take occasional commissioned work.  My specialties are doll clothing – from dollhouse miniatures to 1/3 scale BJD.

I partner with Alice, the Fabric Ninja, to teach sewing skills so that others can make stuff, too.  You can find us teaching at geeky conventions or around the Indy area.

Who’s behind Sewing for Geeks?

My name is Aimee Rose Formo (though you may know me by my SCAdian name, Ysabel de la Zarza) and I’m a stitch-a-holic.

I’ve been making stuff since my grandmother taught me how to sew on a button at the age of 4. I have been accused of being an overachiever.  My current obsessions are sewing, knitting, 15th century Spanish clothing, Real Food, and cooperative schooling, urban farming, and grain-free dairy-free baking.

I am a Hoosier native who has spent more years outside of Indiana than in it, and I have an embarrassing number of unfinished projects on the backburner.  When I’m not blogging to keep myself accountable (or crafting and forgetting to blog about it – oops!), I’m a mom to two kids under 10 and I work in international education.

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