Shelly Figueroa is the original founder of Figgy's Patterns, a company that creates "simple, modern, contemporary" sewing patterns for children. The mother of two young sons, she is the co-author of Sewing for Boys (Wiley, 2011), and a contributor to Sewn Hats (Wiley, 2012). Her work has been featured in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Sew Wow, Craftzine, Making, Cloth and Simply Homemade. Shelly lives just outside Portland, Ore., where she teaches workshops at her home Sewing Studio and fabric stores around town. She is passionate that kids' playwear should be fashionable as well as functional, using high-quality creative fabrics.