Hi, my name is Yoan. I am the creator of yoansewingstudio.
I have been sewing since I was a little girl. I remember sewing (by hand) my own Barbie doll's clothes out of scraps that I got from a lady neighbor who was a seamstress, and was kind enough to teach me the basic of hand sewing.
However, I did not pursue sewing as a career or a hobby then, but rather as a necessary skill to have, to be able to do minor tailoring work such as hemming and altering my oversized school uniform, fixing my denim pants, repairing button, closure, etc.
About 9 years ago, due to experiencing the so called "burnout" with my job in corporate world, I picked up sewing again as a hobby, simply to escape and relax after a hectic day at work.
I took a brief pattern drafting class locally when I was living in Dubai for the fun of it, as I was initially interested in garment sewing, and was curious about the process from scratch; although over time I shifted my sewing interests to bag/wallet making, and modern quilts.
At first, I started this blog and my Youtube channel out of boredom and feeling of isolation during postpartum, also to record my little sewing and quilting journey. After receiving many positive, constructive feedback, I decided to post regularly on Youtube. I would typically upload 2-3 videos a month.
I was born and raised in Indonesia, left the country when I was in my early 20's, and have been living and working abroad since, (7 years in Dubai, UAE; and in the US for the past 6 years).
I currently reside in Northern Arizona with my husband, our 4 year-old son, and blue heeler dog. Beside sewing and making videos, I also enjoy hiking, mountain biking, crochet/knitting and reading.
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Sewing!