Lou Orth

Lou is a quilt and sewing pattern designer working from Oxfordshire in the UK.

Lou tried her hand at many different crafts over the years, but nothing has clicked with her like stitching with fabric does.

Guided by her mother in law on an old Husquvarna machine, Lou started sewing not long after her first daughter was born. Having disliked sewing in school she didn’t hold out much hope for this new hobby sticking, but it did!

Lou says she was instantly hooked on the amazing feeling that comes from creating something with your own hands. Starting off with cushion covers, and little lavender bags and then, soon after, discovering the world of modern quilting and beautiful designer fabrics.

Lou has worked with many British sewing and quilting magazines (such as Love Patchwork and Quilting and Mollie Makes) creating patterns and projects for them. You can also find her teaching and running live sewing demonstrations on Sewing Street TV channel and for Vlieseline interfacing brand.  

In 2018 Lou launched her own collection of Paper and PDF patterns, which you can find on her website. Lou loves the world of modern patchwork and creating patterns and classes that are fun to sew and easy to follow. 

Website: www.louorthdesigns.com
Instagram: @louorthdesigns 
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