Kat Waters


New Zealand

Sewing Favorite

Tailoring, Machine Embroidery, and Tambour Embroidery

I'm primarily a garment sewist - I sew all my own clothes, and haven't purchased ready-to-wear since 2016! I enjoy tailored details, beadwork, and the occasional home DIY project. I blog at katmakes.com, where I share a behind-the-scenes look at project and process, and aim to inspire others to level up their sewing!

Hi, I'm Kat!

I'm a lover of all things fibrecraft and DIY, currently living in sunny New Zealand! I learned to sew as soon as my feet could reach the pedal of my mom's Bernina, and I've been sewing ever since. On my blog, you'll find a variety of tutorials and projects to (hopefully) inspire and help you improve your skills - I love trying new things and sharing the results!

I've made just about every garment you can imagine - my wedding dress, prom dresses, jeans, bras, and even shoes - but somehow there's always more to learn. If you'd like a peek behind the scenes, come say hi on Instagram or TikTok!