CraftSanity Episode 80: A Conversation With Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated


It all started with an American montessori teacher living in Mexico and her blog, “Montessori by Hand.”

The blog was to be a place where other montessori teachers could post tutorials and craft projects useful in the classroom. But as time went on and Meg McElwee quickly realized that she was the one doing all the work. It was her blog, so she began to treat it as such. She began posting tidbits about her life and her crafting. Soon she began offering original patterns for sale including the beloved Emmeline apron that I adore.

I caught up with Meg, 27, just a few weeks ago as she was beginning to wind down her last year of teaching in Mexico. Next month she and her husband will be moving back to the United States to settle into a new life, with Meg staying home to work on a fantastic book project and her booming craft business that she recently cleverly renamed Sew Liberated. She even has a new blog, too, that you’ll enjoy.

Tune into this episode of CraftSanity to hear Meg’s story and cheer her on as she transitions to a crafty life back in the U.S.


Win a Lola Apron Pattern! I’m very pleased to announce that Meg has a new fantastic vintage reproduction apron pattern out called the “Lola,” which includes a kid-sized version called the “Lolita.”

And here’s the best part, we’re giving away FOUR patterns!

Post your best apron story below by June 29 to enter. Good luck everyone!

If you just can’t wait to get your mitts on this pattern, you can buy it today.

affiche_fringe-en.jpgThanks to our Sponsor! This episode of CraftSanity was sponsored by the Montreal Craft Mafia and they’re inviting you to their Fringe Bazaar June 21 and 22 where you’ll find more than 60 artists and crafters waiting to show you their beautiful handmade items and savoir-faire. (Thanks ladies!)

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