Hi there, I’m Helen. Welcome to Button & Snap blog!
I learned to sew at age six and haven’t stopped since. Since 2005 I have worked professionally in costuming for theatre, opera and film. I hold a B.A. in Theatre Arts from UC Riverside and have attended fashion design programs at FIDM and the Otis College of Art and Design.
Button & Snap blog was conceived in 2011 as a place to share projects I make in my free time. Since then, I’ve branched out to start teaching sewing technique and pattern alteration. Currently I’m working on a big project for the Button & Snap – making sewing videos for beginners.
Although originally from California, I have lived in Germany since 2009 with my husband and sewing machines. When I’m not sewing, you’ll find me dabbling in photography and graphic design, making wacky earrings, or reading.
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