// Who We Are.
CUT/SEW is an independent sewing pattern company launched in 2016 with a few simple but revolutionary goals: innovate sewing patterns - a product that's remained unchanged for half a century and has been the bane of home sewers who can't decode their vague, often overcomplicated instructions - and making quality sewing easy and accessible for movers, shakers, cosplayers, and creators. Our mission is to elevate sewing at home from the crafty and kitschy to a thing of frantic, creative beauty. We believe that anyone making stuff, whether it's clothes or cosplay or anything in between, is making something amazing. Our goal is to help you with your own creative passions in a way that supports your unique skills, body type, and needs.
Our patterns reach out to those who have always wanted to sew but have been intimidated by the dizzying instructions of patterns, or disappointed by the poorly-fitting results, and to give them something that inspires rather than frustrates. We understand the passion and joy in creating, and we believe that no one should be limited in their ability to make amazing things by the teaching tools readily accessible. We know that you're uniquely inspired, and we want to provide you with patterns for clothes to match in a way that cultivates community and creativity.
// MEET OUR TEAM.
Madison May // Creative Director
Madison is CUT/SEW's conceptual mom and primary pattern maker, and is also the person who answers most of the emails so be extra nice to her, okay? She has worked professionally in costume design, pattern making, and costume construction for clients like Walt Disney World, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Universal Studios Orlando Resort so in theory she knows what she's doing.
TJ Cordes // Illustrator
TJ is a cosplay enthusiast, but not too great at sewing. As far as cosplay goes, he prides himself primarily on his ability to grow accurate facial hair for the character. He writes and draws Beeserker, a webcomic about a robot powered by bees, and is the creator behind the Steam Greenlit game Fist's Elimination Tower. He's the tour de force behind the hyper-kawaii tag illustrations for CUT/SEW and our much-revered illustrator.
Brit Hutton // Social Media Manager
Brit is a long-time cosplayer and Japanese fashion enthusiast who, as a girl with big curves and little patience, was forced the learn to sew a lot of her own clothes. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the craft, and now she has her finger on the pulse of trends overseas thanks to overpriced international fashion magazines. She's our Girl Friday for social media and is also a part of the CUT/SEW pop up shop street team.
Joseph Banwart // Web & Tech
While Joseph has never sewn in his life, he has made a lot of websites and is really good at banging on printers until they work. When not serving as CUT/SEW's machine overlord and coffee gopher, he works as a web designer for the city of Orlando.
// WHERE TO FIND OUR PATTERNS.
Find us at the following conventions & events for local, pop-up shopping:
// SUPERCON. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. July 27th - 30th, 2017.
// METROCON. Tampa, FL. August 3rd - 6th, 2017.
// OTAKON. Washington, DC. August 11th - 13th, 2017.
// DRAGONCON. Atlanta, GA. September 1st - 4th, 2017.
// ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA. Atlanta, GA. September 28th - October 1st, 2017.
// KATSUCON. National Harbor, MD. February 16th - 18th, 2018.
// MEGACON. Orlando, FL. May 25th - 28th, 2018.