About Us

Peony Patterns was founded by Natasha Chrismas in 2020. The company is  based in Sydney, Australia. Our incredible team of designers and admin 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 -  Director/Designer #bossbabe

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 pattern maker and designed digital patterns for a US based company before launching Peony Patterns. Her focus is to design beautiful and modern unique sewing patterns for sewists with all levels of skill.



Laura Hilton - Head Designer #makeseverythingpretty

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.




Carlie Di Cecco - Clothing Designer & Tutorial Developer #wheresthewine

Carlie is from the East Gippsland area located in Victoria, Australia. She lives with her husband and four children and two fur babies, Bevan and Betsy. When she is not sewing she enjoys listening to music and loves to support the Australian live music scene. She discovered her passion for sewing after her youngest child was born and owned her own fabric business for many years. Carlie and Natasha worked together previously designing children's clothing patterns. Her aesthetic leans towards sweet styles with a vintage twist. 


Belinda Abira - Designer #simplyamazing

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 Technical 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 #futurecwapresident

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. 

 


Amber Campbell - Dolls Clothing Designer #totaldoll

Amber was born and raised in Utah, but now calls NW Missouri home. Amber developed a love for sewing and quilting from a very young age, but the discovery of PDF sewing patterns quickly changed her love into a passion! Aside from sewing, she enjoys remodeling her 140 year old home with her husband and repurposing furniture. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education that she is currently using to homeschool her 5 children. In January 2022, she will also be welcoming baby #6!