Hi, I’m Jess! I’m a teacher turned homeschool mama of four boys (all under 8!) who basically never stop moving, so sewing has become my sanity. My daily goal is to create something other than a bigger pile of laundry, and then I blog about it at If Only They Would Nap.

If you came to my house, I would most likely have a giant cup of coffee in my hand (since, you know, my kids are probably not napping). Among my favorite things: thrift stores, coffee shops, good books, vintage sheets, campfires, and anything that puts me and my boys outside.


I’ve been sewing, painting, and crafting since I was a young girl, but sewing is my true love (after my husband, of course!) On my blog, I love creating tutorials that give people the confidence to sew. In my pattern shop, If Only Designs, you can find the PDF sewing patterns I design (including some that are free!)


I’d love to connect with you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest!