Jessica is the girl next door who always keeps you laughing when you run into her in the neighborhood. She likes to read, travel, and conquer the world while still getting the laundry washed (but probably not put away). She and her husband enjoy trying to maintain a calm demeanor while raising six kids. She will almost always plan on coming to your get-together, but she’ll back out at the last minute in favor of staying in her pajamas with a good vodka tonic at home. She also loves sewing, crafts, and getting to know all of the amazing people who have become part of the 5oo4 community.
As part of her marketing duties, she organizes contests, manages promo teams, oversees social media and perhaps her favorite part, teaches sewing through Sewing School and our pattern tutorials. It is this “Sassy Seamripper’s” goal to spread her passion for creating to the wider community.
Laura’s love for all-things-sewing began at an early age, and fully blossomed when she became a mother. In addition to her marketing duties at 5 out of 4, Laura can be found crafting new makes for her daughters, Renee, Sophia, Caroline, and Olivia.
Ashley began sewing several years ago and hasn’t looked back! What began as a creative outlet she was simply trying out has turned into a full-blown passion. She loves to sew for herself, her four kids, and (occasionally) her husband. When not sewing and assisting with 5oo4, she spends her days as a taxi for her kids as a dance mom, a band mom, and a football mom. She and her husband both serve in the military reserves (she’s Air Force; he’s Army) and frequently have debates about which is the superior service (spoiler alert: it’s the Air Force!). The military life has allowed them to live in some great locations: Hawaii, Georgia, New Mexico, Texas, and now Washington state. But they will always call Oklahoma home (Boomer Sooner!). When she has time to herself (yeah, right), you’ll find her curled up with a good book, sipping coffee.
Rachelle is an obsessive lover of flamingos and hopes to one day set foot on the moon. She has obtained expert level skills in child wrangling, holds multiple degrees in Fermentation Sciences, and is known for her negotiating skills between dogs and cats. In her spare time, she participates in extreme finger painting and underwater checkers. Rachelle’s supportive husband and children have a small circus act and perform locally. Rachelle’s mother taught her the secrets of the stitch many eons ago. Since then, the exquisiteness of her topstitching has been known to make grown men cry. She followed her to dreams to become a pattern designer after hearing the siren call of 5 out of 4 Patterns and has been happily staring at lines and fitting bodies ever since. Overall, she leads a quiet life when her super-hero alter ego is not being called upon to save the city.