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Sara Trail learned to sew at the young age of 4, and is now a successful author, sewing teacher and pattern and fabric designer. At age 13, she wrote a nationally published book, “Sew with Sara” that teaches teens and tweens how to sew cute clothes and accessories for fun and profit. At 15, she starred in a nationally published DVDs, “Cool stuff to Sew With Sara.”
She then designed two fabric collections, Folkheart and Biology 101 a pattern collection with Simplicity, “Designed with Love by Sara.” Her pattern collection features prom dresses, backpack patterns, hoodies and jackets as well as aprons and tote bags.
Trayvon Martin was 14 days older than Sara, and in 2012 his murder inspired her to create an art quilt memorial featuring his face shrouded by a grey hoodie. At that moment, Sara’s love for sewing and passion for social justice intertwined. Most of her current work is inspired from issues she feels passionate about- ranging from racism and gentrification to police brutality.
Sara is 21 years old, graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 2015, and has been featured on Disney Channel, PBS kids and many magazines and blogs. She is currently focused on establishing the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) as a permanent program in an urban area.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/socialjusticesewingacademy/?fref=nf
Link for book
Link for Disney Channel
Link for fabric collections