Where I Sew – Alexia Abegg of Green Bee Design and Patterns

on Jul 16, 2014 in Where I Sew | 82 comments

 

Alexia Marcelle Abegg was born in Folsom, California, on the day Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington – May 18, 1980. Always fascinated with the art of sewing, Alexia grew up watching her mother create everything from bridal gowns to costumes. She studied fashion and fine arts in college.

After trying her hand at photography, production, acting, costuming, hair and makeup for film and television, fashion design, and custom sewing, she found her home in creating fine art quilts and sewing patterns while living in Brooklyn, New York and working at The City Quilter.

Alexia and her husband, artist and fabric designer, Rob Bancroft, live in Nashville with their two dogs, Soda and Olive. She currently divides her time among creating patterns for their company, Green Bee Design and Patterns; teaching; making art; designing fabric for Cotton + Steel, and writing. She is the author of Liberty Love, and has contributed to many books and magazines.

Alexia’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Instagram, Twitter, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics, Fabrics at Pink Chalk Fabrics

Where I Sew is a month long celebration of the spaces we create in. Leave a comment and be entered to win one of 50 $20 Pink Chalk Fabrics Gift Certificates. Add your sewing room to the tour!

    82 Comments

  1. I love the fabric storage. I wish I had my fabric out in the open so I could see what I have. Lovely room.

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    Deb H.

    July 16, 2014

  2. Oh that vintage green sewing machine. Lovely!!

    Dianne

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    Dianne Bienick

    July 16, 2014

  3. I love everything about this studio! The little quilt is lovely. Can’t wait to get my cotton and steel!

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    ana conceicao

    July 16, 2014

  4. I would love a sewing space like this! Mine is in my quaint study where I have re purposed a roll top desk.

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    angie s.

    July 16, 2014

  5. I Love to see how others set up their sewing rooms, i really like the shelves used for fabric and books it is great.

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    Sarah Furrer

    July 16, 2014

  6. Love that bookshelf and all the goodies in it!

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    Melanie C

    July 16, 2014

  7. This is such a great space! Love the thread rack.

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    Brooke

    July 16, 2014

  8. Sew many colorful fabrics and threads to look at while you create and of course your vintage Singer adds to the ambiance.

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    Mary D

    July 16, 2014

  9. I don’t know what to say. I absolutely love her space! From the thread rack to the fabrics and the quilt! I love it all! Thank you for sharing!

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    Cherie

    July 16, 2014

  10. It’s so much fun to see other people’s sewing spaces and gather ideas for my own.

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    Lindsey F

    July 16, 2014

  11. I love that rack of thread – one thing I have always wondered, does it fade or get dusty or are these for display purposes only.

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    Julie

    July 16, 2014

  12. I love that storage unit. The cube design would make it easy to organize lots of things!

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    Teresa S.

    July 16, 2014

  13. Love the all white it’s really makes the colors pop! I have one of those Ikea cubbyhole room dividers also.

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    ROBIN SHEPARD

    July 16, 2014

  14. Its crazy how much creativity can come out of that one room!

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    Tiara

    July 16, 2014

  15. I love that cutie pie antique sewing machine! And I want a thread holder like that…where does one find one?

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    Nita

    July 17, 2014

  16. Since my cats have now taken to ‘admiring’ my fabric and pulling it around the house I have to have mine under wraps.. so I am a wee bit jealous of the ability to have one’s fabric out to create such a beautiful studio space!

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    Denise Layman

    July 17, 2014

  17. I love all the folded fabrics and quilts, and the little baby toy in the top of the cabinet. I believe my brother had one of those!

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    Sarah

    July 17, 2014

  18. I love your thread rack art! Thanks for letting us look at where all the creativity happens!

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    Pam S

    July 17, 2014

  19. Lovely space! Love the vintage machine up top! Thanks for sharing!

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    Sarah J.

    July 17, 2014

  20. I love to see how people use their Ikea Expedits. Great space!

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    Stephanie Falkenstein

    July 18, 2014

  21. Oh I’d love that kind of thread collection! And that quilt looks yummy!

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    M

    July 18, 2014

  22. Really nice organization. I’d like to have that some day…sigh

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    Pat V.

    July 18, 2014

  23. Oh I love that mini quilt! I also now really cant wait to buy instead of renting again because I want all my thread on the wall!

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    Ali M

    July 19, 2014

  24. I LOVE to see where folks go to sew!! I don’t have a “room” so much as a “corner”…but it never has to be put away, so I am thankful for it!!!

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    SarahZ

    July 19, 2014

  25. Such an inspirational designer! Congrats on the success of Cotton & Steel!

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    Ellen Ban

    July 19, 2014

  26. I love her art quilts. What a delightful space she has to work in!

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    Joy Kelley

    July 19, 2014

  27. Nice thread organizer – I would try it except for my two cats!

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    Jess

    July 21, 2014

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