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Melanie Hurlston

Melanie Hurlston is a pattern designer based in Melbourne, Australia. Melly’s adventures in sewing began six years ago when she discovered, as an at-home mother, that she still had the desire to be creative and productive.

Her passion for sewing quickly grew after her sister, Rosalie Quinlan, encouraged her to give it a try, and only 12 months after starting to sew she began designing under the pattern label Melly & Me. Melly’s goal was to develop a range of contemporary sewing patterns that included bright and quirky toys, wearable purses and lively, modern quilts. Her aim is to design items that are original, fun and achievable in a day, as well as being completely usable in everyday life. In 2010 Melly launched a second design label, Sew Little, which includes patterns that are aimed at the baby market. The same year also saw Melly launch her first two fabric collections – ‘Little Menagerie’ for Windham Fabrics and ‘Where the Wind Blows’ for Creative Abundance. Melly draws her inspiration from her two young children, childhood memories and her love of colour.

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