About Us

Peony Patterns was founded by Natasha Chrismas in 2020. The company is  based in Sydney, Australia. Our incredible team members are based all around the world.

Peony Patterns include clear step by step instructions, colour photographs, video tips, layered sizing and helpful techniques to construct the garment with ease. Metric and Imperial measurements are provided to cater to sewists all over the world.

It brings us joy to see sewists share their creativity and talent, from very beginners to highly experienced creators  – come and join our Facebook Sewing Group to share your photos of your garments, ask questions and be inspired.

Black Lives Matter. Peony Patterns fosters an inclusive sewing community where Black sewists are valued and respected. We believe in recognition and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' rights as First People of Australia and as such wish to show our support and take action, by making an annual donation to ANTaR. We encourage people to actively research and educate themselves on what they can do to take a stand and fight for justice and equality. (Update: Thank you for your support in 2020 which has allowed Peony Patterns has made a donation to ANTaR on the 29/12/2020).



Our Team

 

Natasha Chrismas - Designer

Natasha is based in Sydney, Australia and lives with her husband and kids. She learned to sew from a young age, spending a lot of time in her grandmothers sewing room being taught the ins and outs of sewing by her grandmother and mother. Her passion for designing was built over 7 years of running a handmade business making children's clothing. She studied at TAFE and online to become a patternmaker and designed digital patterns for a US based company before launching her own brand. Her focus is to design beautiful and modern unique sewing patterns for sewists with all levels of skill.



Laura Hilton - Designer

Born and raised in Alaska, Laura currently lives in Utah with her husband and 5 kids. Along with studying art, design and pattern drafting, Laura has worked as a stylist in the children’s clothing industry for the past several years, her style is contemporary with a nod towards the nostalgic. When she isn’t sewing Laura enjoys being active in her community, attending her boys’ many many many soccer games, and traveling as much as possible.



Belinda Abira - Designer

Belinda was proudly born and raised in Kenya, and currently lives in the Netherlands. She comes from a family of four girls and two boys.Growing up, her mum made most of her clothing and that is where her passion for sewing was born. She began sewing actively, a year after having her lovely daughter. Belinda works in Techinal Support for software development company when she is not designing or
 sewing. She lives by the quote; "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life".



Jodie Pascoe - Embroidery Designer

Jodie lives in the rural town of Crookwell, located in the southern tableland of NSW, Australia. She lives with her husband and two rambunctious boys. She  loves to sew, embroidery and craft, and when she isn't stitching up a storm she  enjoys entering sewing competitions, making candles and helping local charities and associations such as CWA (country woman’s association), Meals on Wheels and Riding for the Disabled. She designs beautiful vintage inspired embroidery patterns that include multiple techniques that suit the beginner, right through to the advanced embroiderer.