About Me

Hi! I'm so glad you're here!

I'm Natalie, aka the Hungry Hippie.
I create patterns for sewing and quilting projects that are modern and fresh, with the aim of helping everyone through - no matter your skill level.

My patterns are here in my shop and also in local stores- ask your local shop to carry them if they don't yet.  :)

I SUPPORT MAKERS- yes you can sell what you make with my patterns on a home based scale. You NEVER have to ask me about selling your makes, I support you!

I WILL share your work in stories if you tag me @sewhungryhippie

I'm in this for the LOVE OF SEWING and MAKING. End of story.

Little tidbits about me if you're curious, and if not--carry on.

I have ZERO time for mean people- including tacky rudeness, privileged attitudes, and reckless driving. Use your blinker! Get off your phone!

In 2016 we  moved back to the good ol' USA from living in England for nearly 7 years. I miss it every single day, deep in my bones. 

I don't care what you drive or what sort of clothes you wear, I won't even notice actually. Unless you show up naked, then I'll for sure notice. Eww gross! LOL

I have a bucket list and check things off as I go. You can read about my climb of Kilimanjaro here if interested. I hope you'll venture to Africa- it's such an astonishing, wild, vast place that I deeply love.

I'm an Army Nurse Corps Veteran, I deployed to Iraq on one of the first waves in 2003. I learned to fly when I was 9 years old, soloed at 16, license at 17. Sometimes I still do. I skydived at 20 - never again. I'm an exerciser not by choice but because it helps me regulate my emotions. I'm sensitive AF but also efficient - it's a weird combination. 

I WILL BE ON TIME OR EARLY, ALWAYS. To me it's rude and selfish to keep people waiting. 

I started competing in triathlons at 15, just because I wanted some trophies. True story. (No I wasn't that good, I was just the only one out there.) I ran the Chicago Marathon at 19 because I said I could before turning 20. Being average at something has never stopped me - I figure a lot of "the best" are at home eating potato chips.

My favorite band is The Cure (their moody work like Disintegration, NOT Love Cats eewe). My go-to deep-soul-renewal music includes Sarah Mclachlan, Pink Floyd, Florence and the Machine, Radiohead, Cyndi Lauper, Led Zepplin, and Foreigner. 

My fave color is PINK.

I used to race bicycles in D.C. on an all Womens team named Artemis. I LOVE the bike. Now I spin with my favorite instructor Cathe.com via DVDs.

I'm an INFJ.

More sewing and quilting tutorials on Sew Mama Sew, Moda Bakeshop, Mollie Makes blog, Totally Tutorials, and other online  websites.