Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic learned to sew as a kid, but never really got into it until he had his daughter Helena, who is now four and a half. He thought it would be a great way to connect with her if he could make her cool clothes. Once he started posted his projects on social media, the quilting world quickly took notice of his fearless use of color and print, incomprehensibly fast output, carefree enthusiasm and humor, and ability to seek out, acquire and share new skills.

When creating something visual, Mathew’s creative journey begins in his mind filled with countless ideas and life changing experiences. Those concepts are executed the moment ideas hit by creating two dimensional patterns. His concepts are further developed through the exploration of pictures he has captured and mood boards. The final idealization of a collection is then taken to illustrator. From this point on, Mathew uses an arsenal of skills that he’s gained from being immersed in the sewing industry to create relatable designs for sewists of all ages. He encourages makers to dive right into their ideas, avoid over thinking, and to focus on logistics once the work is executed to fulfill an exciting creative journey.