I've been a big fan of Erika's work for some time now, and it's no doubt that there is a beautiful soul behind the aprons. She's a bonafide seamstress and a one-woman show, impressively running a successful business from her adorable studio in Portland, OR. I had the privilege of spending some time (time that passed too fast!) in her studio this fall and I hope I didn't fan-girl too much! I asked her to share a little bit with us to quench the curiosity behind Portland Apron Company! Meet the maker:
"I've always loved sewing, and have found it to be one of the most rewarding things I can do. I grew up sewing with my mom for fun, and only after college and multiple jobs did I realize it was something I could do for a living. So here I am, with my small business called Portland Apron Company, sewing everyday and enjoying every moment of it. The process of finding sustainable fabrics that I love is a big part of the fun too.
Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to build an empire, I intend to stay small. I do not want to take over the world, I just want to make a living, connect with my community and customers, and enjoy life. Outside of sewing I love to garden, travel, and spend time with my husband and close friends, and I always want to make time for those things too."
You can find her aprons for sale here and follow her daily on Instagram at @portlandaproncompany!