Meg McElwee came to sewing after finishing an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a graduate degree in education. While living and teaching in rural Mexico for three years, she studied pattern drafting and made her own clothes - first out of necessity, then because of the sense of empowerment and joy it brought to her life. The meditative act of stitching continues to bring her a deep sense of well-being.
Her passion for slow fashion has expanded over the years to include the Sew Liberated sewing pattern line, two books, a sewing course with Bluprint, and her own online course, The Mindful Wardrobe Project. She enjoys supporting the slow stitching community through her popular Instagram account, as well as live classes at Squam Art Workshops and alongside Katrina Rodabaugh. Her fiber art and words have been featured by Ace & Jig, Spoonflower, Taproot magazine, Sew News, and many podcasts.