About Me

Hi, I’m Jess! I’m based in Christchurch, NZ

I started sewing beginner plus size sewing patterns back in 2017, and am still sewing easy plus size patterns now.

Waikerie Shirt
Atrax merino Willandra-16

Broad in the seams is a pun on broad in the beam, but I figured it could also mean a woman in seams. My Instagram handle @fat.bobbin.girl is a pun on the famous Queen song, Fat bottomed girl. It’s fair to say that I like puns!

Indie sewing patterns were my hobby, and now they’re my full-time job! I print A0 and 36″ PDF Sewing Patterns through ChCh Sews, I blog here at Broad In The Seams, I’m 1/2 of plus-size sewing pattern company Muna and Broad!

Through ChCh sews I print PDF sewing patterns and can post them anywhere in NZ

Why do I sew?

I love to sew my own handmade wardrobe and I sew only digital sewing patterns (which you buy as PDF files and print out)!

But, I started sewing because fat bodies are so under-served by ready-to-wear clothing, especially if you want out of fast-fashion! At the time I started sewing, I couldn’t buy myself a linen shirt in my size at any price, even with my excellent research skills!

I sew to make natural fibre clothes that fit my body, and to do so as sustainably as possible!

Where am I on the internet?

In addition to Muna and Broad, blogging here at BroadInTheSeams.com and printing sewing patterns through ChCh Sews, I also coordinate the FatSewing.Club blog!

I’m active on Instagram at @ChChSews, @Fat.Bobbin.Girl, and I’m the person behind the social media account at @MunaAndBroad and @FatSewing.Club

Find me at @fat.bobbin.girl on Instagram

Want more info?

I don’t talk about myself all that much, mostly I’m talking about sewing and fat stuff.