TV Guests - April Rhodes

April Rhodes

I'm a dreamer, crafter, wife and mother. I was 8 years old when my mom first taught me to use her sewing machine and my passion bloomed. Making pretty things brings me such joy! I'm also quite a fashion enthusiast and love wearing what I make. It gives me a great sense of pride and fulfillment to walk around in a dress I've sewn myself. It's like a fun little secret... "I made it myself."

It was that feeling of fulfillment that drove me to create simple garment patterns for women's home sewing. My first pattern, The Staple Dress, released in 2013 with an amazing reception in the sewing community. The success of that first release has both humbled and excited me. I'm invigorated by the thought of other crafters using my work, patterns or fabric, to pursue their own creative endeavors! Honestly, it makes my heart skip!

In addition to sewing, I enjoy dabbling in interior design and DIY home decor, photography, antiquing and vintage camper rehab. I currently live in my hometown, Columbus, OH, where my husband Jeff and I have a mid-century ranch. We're pursuing our dreams and raising our two daughters. It's important to me to stay close to family and friends as well as our shop, Sew To Speak, a fabric store I helped my mother open in 2008.

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