Meet Our Team
Tasha (she/her), Designer
I have been part of the Twisted Needle LLC family for a couple of years now and when the opportunity for Unleased Patterns presented itself I welcomed it with open arms. I started drafting patterns about 5 years ago for my kids and myself. It has always been my goal to design user-friendly patterns that help you expand your skills and result in a garment you are proud to wear. I have been sewing for over 15 years and am mostly self taught. I started out using a basic Brother sewing machine but now 90% of the time I sew on one of my vintage Singer machines (13 and counting).
Shyra, Testing Coordinator
I caught the sewing bug over 20 years ago in Home Economics class and haven't stopped since. I fell upon the custom fabric world about three years ago and it's been a ride ever since. To feed my habit, I started pattern testing and shortly after, gave me my first opportunity as a strikeoff sewist. I'm a midnight sewist since I have two little ones, ages 6 and 11, to look after during the day. We love crafting so much in our house, we turned our spare bedroom into a craft room and you can find me or any of my girls creating or rather making beautiful messes until it's time to go to bed. In my spare time, I enjoy completing home improvement projects, traveling, photography, and practicing mindfulness.
Katie, Testing Coordinator
I have been sewing for about 5years now and am self taught. I started testing patterns shortly after I began sewing and really enjoyed doing that for several years! I have been sewing strikeoffs for several years as well and love it. I have 5 kiddos (four girls and one boy). We began homeschooling this year and enjoy spending a lot of time outside. I love crafting and photography, playing card games, cooking, baking and rollerblading. I have always had a love of collecting things...yes fabric has now been included lol.
Jamie (she/her), Group Admin
I've been sewing for over 20 years. I am mostly self taught. My favorite fabric medium is knits (give me all the stretchy fabrics!!!). I have been sewing strike offs, and pattern testing for over 5 years now. I am also a full time nurse case manager for a third party administrator of insurance. I've been a nurse for 12.5 years. I love to dance and sing and am a total goofball. My son plays all sorts of sports, and my daughter dances.... So I'm on the go a lot!
Victoria, Group Admin
I have been sewing since about 2014, I am a self taught sewist. I work with a variety of fabric bases. I love to make clothes for my family including traditional wear(regalia). I am currently studying for my bachelors in wildlife and fisheries. I have 3 dogs 1 cat 3 parakeets 2 gold fish and a hamster . I love avatar the last air bender and She-ra. My favorite icecream is pistachio. My favorite sorbet is raspberry. I like to can jam. I like using my instapot.￼￼ Odd fact about myself is that I went 5 years of my adult life with out a phone.