“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I currently live in Chicago, Illinois. I have two kids, William and Violet, who are respectively 7 and 5 years old. I loves sewing, horses, photography, books, Australian shepherds, and music.

Sewing is a passion that runs in my family. I grew up seeing my grandmother, mother and aunts sewing. I learned the basics when I was in 3rd grade, when my mom gave me and my friend sewing classes once a week. The first thing I made was a dress which I proudly wore to school.

Fast forward to 2010, I started my sewing blog, Sew Sweetness, named after one of my favorite Jimmy Eat World songs. It just sounded appropriate with the word ‘sew’ in front of it. I started to blog not only because the online sewing community inspired me to share my creations, but because I was passionate about sewing.

Since 2010, I have written more than 40 bag patterns, I have had a variety of items showcased at Quilt Market booths, and my work has been featured in both national and international sewing magazines. In November of 2013 I had my first book published, Big-City Bags, and I am currently working on my second book.





Known for her popular bag patterns and sewing blog, Sara Lawson has brought an urban and eclectic beauty to fabric design.


Fantasia is Sara Lawson’s take on her favorite childhood cartoon film.
A sprawling, natural world emerges within the energy of a concrete city.