About Me

Hi, I am Abigail Messmer!

I’m a wandering Sagittarius with a need to sew. Lol. 

Hi! And welcome to DIY Fashion Rebel. I created this space as a way to help other learn the joys of sewing their own clothes. So, if that’s your goal, you’re in the right place.

I started sewing my own clothes in high school as a way to save money and make sure I had formal dresses that no one else would be wearing. #SmallTownProblems

But after I made a few dresses,  I was hooked. I started sewing anything I could think of, from blankets, to bags, to suits, to stuffed animals. If you can name it, I’ve probably sewn it.

Trying out so many different things made it obvious that what I really loved to sew was clothing. Being able to pick the fabric, the fit, the style – literally everything to fit my unique shape and style is one of the best feelings in the world.

I’d love to help you experience it for yourself, which is why I’m here. And why I hope you’re here to! 

If you’re brand new,  definitely check out my Quick Start Library.

And if you’ve got any burning sewing Q’s, you can ask them right here.

Good luck on your sewing journey,


Hours of Sewing Time


Completed Projects


Fashion Shows


Too Many Stabbed Fingers to Count…

How can I help you sew your

Dream Wardrobe?

Sewing is not that hard. But finding the right information and someone who can explain things if you get stuck can be.

That’s why I’ve created easy to follow tutorials in 5 different categories to make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for!

  • Absolute Beginner How To's
  • Easy Projects for Beginners
  • Defining Your Style
  • Advanced How To's
  • Advanced Projects