Hi everyone! My name is Meg Healy, a sewing educator, personality, host, and overall enthusiast. Read below to see how my sewing career and journey began…
Being self taught in sewing I went to Fanshawe College in London to acquire my Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design. Concluding the graduate runway exhibition, hosted in Museum London, I was selected to represent Ontario in the Skills Canada National Competition for apparel construction. My ambitions lead me to continue my studies in Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC. With 2 years industry experience in between, I proceeded to Parsons with excitement for the next chapter in my life. While at Parsons, I also competitively acquired a leading pattern making internship at Vera Wang and simultaneously obtained an editorial internship with the international sewing pattern company BurdaStyle. Encouraged to accept a full-time position, I left Parsons and Vera Wang to pursue my career with BurdaStyle, where I was the online editor for almost 7 years. I’m now a columnist for Sew News Magazine and Creative Machine Embroidery and also instruct online sewing classes on SewDaily TV and BurdaStyle Academy. And when I’m not sewing I’m busy recording as a co-cost for the new sewing podcast Sew & Tell!
Outside of work within the past couple years I have acted as a lead designer towards the development of a large-scale textile installation at the first ever Way Home Arts & Music Festival. That eventually lead to further fabrications for the VSVSVS gallery on two separate occasions.
Meg Healy; professional sewing personality