What do you enjoy most about working at RP?

I love working with great people all over the world as well as the opportunity to see all kinds of beautiful creations people make with RP patterns.

Can you tell us a little bit about how you got into your line of work that lead you to RP?

I started sewing a few years ago after having my twin boys and deciding to stay home with them. I needed a creative outlet and was introduced into the world of sewing. After lots of practice, I applied to be part of the RP Brand Ambassador team and was selected to start showing off all my RP sews. My involvement in the BA group lead me to joining the admin team.

What is your favourite RP pattern?

My favorite is definitely the Dreamy Drape

Describe a typical day in your life.

My day is a little all over the place. I stay home with my twin boys, but I also watch 2 of my sister’s girls as well.  We play games and read books and they cause trouble while I try to sneak in sewing time when I can.

Tell us a bit about your style.

My style is mostly centered around comfort. I like my clothes to feel and look good which is why I enjoy sewing, I can make just what I want.

Where are you from? And where do you currently live?

I am from Missouri in the USA and I still live here.

How long have you been sewing and how did you start?

I started sewing after my friend Becky Petty and I started discussing sewing. I had a machine but no real knowledge so she introduced me to the world of sewing on FB and helped me work my way through figuring out fabric and patterns and how to make something I can wear.

If you had one wish (not necessarily sewing related) what would it be?

For more time to sew

What’s your superpower?

My superpower is wrangling 4 kids in and out of the house on my own multiple times a week.

What’s the superpower you really want?

I would love the ability to stop time, so I could fit in sewing without losing time with my family.

Can you please share some go-to fail-safe tips for beginner sewistas?

Ask lots of questions. Don’t worry that people will be annoyed. The sewing community is sooo supportive and we are here to help you work through your problems.

Describe your perfect Sunday.

Sleeping in late and having some snuggle time with my boys before going to do something fun as a family

If you were stranded on a desert island, which historical figure would you want with you, and why?

Not sure, but someone who could build us a boat for sure.

What’s the sound of your favourite colour?

The sound of my favorite color is a lawnmower on a hot summer day

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Sew sew sew

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?

Probably small child wrangling

What do you wish you knew more about?

I wish I knew more about photography so I could get better pictures of my sewing projects as well as my family

Susan Anderson
Customer Support & Pattern Tester