Born in Poland and brought up in NYC, Kasia Hanack has been creative all her life. She tried everything, from scrap-booking to oil painting, but always gave them up until she discovered "her" hobby on a course: jewellery making. In her career as an interior designer, she had a lot to do with fabrics, such as scatter cushions, curtains and bed linen but at that time, sewing played only a minor role for her as a leisure activity.
In 2004, Kasiia moved to Germany with her husband. Further jewellery courses followed in Basel. She sometimes bought fabric "to play with". Then in 2008, after the birth of her daughter, Kasia succumbed to the sewing bug. At first it was simple dresses and trousers, followed by more difficult commercial coat patterns. Eventually, she gained the confidence to design some patterns for functional utility items herself, such as hair clip holders, storage baskets, cushions and soft toys for her daughter. Kasia always tries to incorporate a certain function into her designs as much as is possible. A hair clip holder not only brings colour into the room, but also helps to keep order.
Kasia is currently working on turning her hobby into a career. At the moment, she is selling her creations at local craft markets and in two shops. She recently started designing projects for sewers to create themselves for Patchwork Spezial and Patchwork Easy. Her dream is to write craft books for hobbyists. Her motto is "Trust yourself! If you haven't tried it, you don't know whether you can do it".