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A Sewing Journal is a blog dedicated to featuring inspiring sewing projects and patterns, handmade products and delightful fabric. It is edited and written by Melanie O'Brien.



Hi there, I'm Melanie and A Sewing Journal is where I share lovely, fresh and inspiring sewing projects.

I update A Sewing Journal daily and feature a selection of sewing projects from quilts to clothing to home decor along with sewing pattern reviews, book and magazine reviews, tutorials and more. I also love to look at beautiful fabric collections that inspire great sewing projects.

Before founding A Sewing Journal, I owned the online fabric shop, Modern Organic Fabrics. For various reasons, the fabric shop didn't work for me and I decided it was time to move on. I still love the organic cotton movement and remain a cheerleader for the industry. I hope someday we won't have to have a distinction between organic and non because all fabric will be produced in responsible and healthy manner.

Previous to Modern Organic Fabrics, I was the founder of and writer for The Fabric Shopper blog. I really enjoyed blogging and the community that evolves. I'm very happy to be back to full-time blogging. You can see my The Fabric Shopper archives here.

I am the mother of three lovely and energetic girls enjoying ourselves in the upper Midwest of the United States. 


My writing has been published in FabShop Magazine and WebCents Magazine. I am a regular contributor at Sew, Mama, Sew!, where I write about Sewing Trends in the online sewing community. I have also worked as a mom columnist and freelance writer for the Greenfield Patch website. You can see clips on my Writing Portfolio page.

Can I write for you? Contact me at asewingjournal@gmail.com.


Contact me:

Email: asewingjournal@gmail.com