Chelsea Wall was inspired to learn to sew when searching for a creative outlet to offset the stress of graduate school and new motherhood. As she previously lived in New York City, she was initially drawn to the versatility (and portability!) of embroidery, but quickly turned to garment sewing in an effort to create a more wholly sustainable lifestyle. She has since fallen in love with the way that sewing allows her complete ownership of her personal style; and the fact that there's always something new to learn certainly doesn't hurt. When she's not at Topstitch, Chelsea is an English professor and scholar of speculative fiction, as well as a full-time toddler chaser.