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I'm a single, work-at-home-mom to 2 homeschooling boys and I have been sewing since the age of five. It began with a Mattel SewPerfect sewing machine, which my father repaired many times before it finally died (he says he doesn't think it was intended for industrial use!) and became a lifetime love of textiles and fashion. I studied fashion design in college while working for a major retail fabric store, cutting fabric and trims and learning everything I could about textiles. After college, I spent over 5 years working as an Assistant Designer for 2 children's clothing manufacturers in LosAngeles before leaving the industry to raise my children.

While practicing Elimination Communication (EC) with my first baby in 2000, I was dismayed to find that there were no training pants, or any underpants, that were small enough for babies, so I decided to make my own. When I shared the idea with…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 19
  • Joined May 1, 2010

Favorite materials

cotton, organic cotton

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About

I'm a single, work-at-home-mom to 2 homeschooling boys and I have been sewing since the age of five. It began with a Mattel SewPerfect sewing machine, which my father repaired many times before it finally died (he says he doesn't think it was intended for industrial use!) and became a lifetime love of textiles and fashion. I studied fashion design in college while working for a major retail fabric store, cutting fabric and trims and learning everything I could about textiles. After college, I spent over 5 years working as an Assistant Designer for 2 children's clothing manufacturers in LosAngeles before leaving the industry to raise my children.

While practicing Elimination Communication (EC) with my first baby in 2000, I was dismayed to find that there were no training pants, or any underpants, that were small enough for babies, so I decided to make my own. When I shared the idea with fellow ECers, the response was overwhelming and Poquito Pants™ were born. The name comes from the Spanish word poquito, meaning very little, tiny or a little bit and since they are tiny and have just a little bit of padding, the name seemed to fit perfectly.

You can also find my women's designs on my Etsy sister shop - robin~rising designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/robinrisingdesigns

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