About Me

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

 I'm Natalie, aka the Hungry Hippie.
I wear flowers in my hair, obsess about recycling, and I am always eating cheese. I'm a former Army Nurse Corps Officer turned tree hugging, granola eating "hippie" as my 20 yr Vet Husband likes to call me. 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.

Sew HungryHippie is all about sewing projects for the adventurous beginner or intermediate sewer. Nothing too intense. No focus on absolute perfection. (Gross.) JUST CREATE.

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

I love to collaborate! Drop me an email anytime. 

I SUPPORT MAKERS- yes you can sell what you make with my patterns on a home based scale.  
Please link or tag me so I can share your work! :D

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 root for the underdog, the beginner, the "get-back-upper".

I read a LOT-- especially about British history -I love the drama.

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

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. You won't know what I mean until you live somewhere you feel in your DNA. Plus my Best friends live there, and I miss them more than...

I believe we are all interconnected, to each other and to the Earth-more than we realize.

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 learned to fly when I was 9 years old, soloed at 16, license at 17. Sometimes I still do, but mostly not. I skydived at 20 - never again. 

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.

I'm obsessed with PBS and BBC documentaries. True stories get me!

My favorite band is The Cure. Favorite Mixed Tape has their songs, Sarah Mclachlan, Pink Floyd, Florence and the Machine, Radiohead, Cyndi Lauper, Led Zepplin, and Foreigner. Go figure.

My fave color is PINK.

I used to race bicycles in D.C. on an all Womens team named Artemis but while deployed in Iraq in 2003 I hurt myself and have paid the price ever since. Carry on.

I'm imperfect, impatient, and mess up all the time in life. I'm working on it day by day, and some days are better than others. I try to remember this when I feel a judgement creeping in.

I want to be an astronaut when I grow up. 
I'm not kidding.

Contact me anytime.

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