[headline_tahoma_medium_left color=”#969453″]Sandra Espinoza[/headline_tahoma_medium_left]

Sandra is a designer and seamstress who is sharing her knowledge of all aspects of sewing through Ethel and I – adventures at seam.  She established her soft furnishings company, Pure Soft Mod, in 2010 and follows eco-minded practices in design through fabrication of all draperies, shades, bedding and pillows.

Her mission is to help other sewing crafters become aware of their potential, and surpass any preconceptions about their abilities.  Sandra is dedicated to supporting humanitarian aid organizations through the Ethel and I blog and classes, especially Women for Women International, an organization which provides education and assistance to impoverished women and their families by helping these women build their confidence and abilities.  These women learn the skills needed to start their own businesses and, as a result, they regain the respect of their communities and have the means to provide for their loved ones.

Sandra is a native Texan, is married, and mother to three energetic children.  She is beginning her 30th year of sewing, has taught as adjunct professor of Architecture Design at The University of Texas at Arlington, and currently serves on the city of Fort Worth’s Downtown Design Review Board.

[headline_tahoma_medium_left color=”#969453″]Ethel[/headline_tahoma_medium_left]

Ethel is Sandra’s industrial single needle lockstitch sewing machine.  She’s been a great help with prototyping and handling heavy fabrics.  Read more about Ethel by clicking HERE.