Randi Jacobs has been sewing for the last 20 years, and has made an array of items. When she’s not at her day job of supervising her sewing and upholstery team for a high end furniture manufacturer, she can be found fencing and sewing with the Society for Creative Anachronism, attending her husband’s wrestling events, sewing, and teaching her little boy how to sew.
Randi is a self taught seamstress. She was watching her dad repair a sock when she was 5, and demanded to learn from him. After many hand sewn pillows, her mom thought it would be a good idea to teach her how to use her sewing machine, and she never stopped from there! Randi took her first formal sewing class as a teenager, where she learned how to make a basic baby quilt. After that, she had taken a few specialty sewing classes from the Tudor Tailor ladies, learning more about historical costume of Europe in the 1500’s and 1600’s, and will be attending a master class taught by Mathew Gnagy of The Modern Maker in May of 2017. As part of her day job, she now teaches others the art of sewing for manufacturing and upholstery, to create a stronger sewing work force in the Greater Grand Rapids Area. She also occasionally teaches private lessons out of her home for dress making, and general sewing.
A few of the areas of sewing she’s tackled are bridal ensembles, men’s wrestling gear, furniture, cosplay, lolita, historical costumes, vintage dresses, and formal dresses. Randi’s passion lies in all things ruffled, lacey, and very detailed.
Randi has entered an array of competitions, and has taken home many awards. These include 3rd place in the 2016 American sewing expos Passion for Fashion held in Novi, MI, a second place in the Pentamere Regional Arts and Sciences Fair for the SCA IN 2016, and several first, second, and best in show awards in various youth competitions.
Randi currently resides in Caledonia, Michigan, with her husband and son. For any inquires on custom pieces, please email email@example.com.