Meet Our Team

Hi, I’m Sonia! Owner and designer of Sonia Estep Designs. I’m married to my best friend and am a mother of 3 wild boys. When I’m not sewing you can find me somewhere outdoors. Fishing, camping, and baseball pretty much sums up my life as a boy mom! I fell down the rabbit hole into the magical world of pdf patterns during what seemed like an endless search for a very specific raglan. Long story short, I ended up making my own. Shortly after, I discovered my love and interest for designing my own patterns! And now I’m so excited to be able to share them with you!


Hi, I’m Jodi! I’m a professional photographer and a mom to 3 awesome boys. I’ve been sewing since I was 9 years old and met Sonia through pattern testing a few years ago. I’m so excited to be a part of her team! I have several hats that I wear here at SED.  I help Sonia manage the day-to-day aspects involved with running a pattern business.  I also edit and process all the photos, and I run the website and backend technical “stuff” (newsletters, affiliate programs, etc). Thank you in advance to everyone who supports our team - I truly love being a part of it!

Hi, I'm Jessica!  I'm married to my favorite guy ever and I am a girl-mom to my two daughters!  I taught myself to sew a little over 4 years ago and met Sonia by pattern testing for her when she started Sonia Estep Designs!  Sewing is my passion, but I also really love baking, reading, and organizing!  I'm also a pretty big TV show and movie buff.  My main role at SED is the Pattern Test Coordinator.  I love getting the opportunity to interact with other sewists, especially through SED!  Sonia has really created something special!
 Hi, I’m Jessica! I’m a stay at home, homeschooling mother of six and sewing fanatic. I taught myself how to sew in 2007 and got hooked on making clothing in 2013. I enjoy sewing clothes for my whole family! I met Sonia in the wonderful world of online sewing groups and love supporting such a talented designer and friend! My main role at SED is helping coordinate sales and sew alongs!

Hello!  I'm Kendel, I am a girl mom to three adorable daughters and the wife of a very supportive husband. Sewing for them has been my passion for the past six years. My parents bought me my first machine in 2006 and after having my first child I discovered PDF patterns. My love grew for the art and I took on pattern testing when my twins were turned one. I started testing for Sonia on her first pattern and have been hooked since. 

My job starts before you see the patterns. I pretest all of the patterns to help Sonia identify any adjustments that need to be made prior to full testing. I also do the pattern formatting which means I get each pattern ready to print in the different formats that SED offers.I am enjoying learning this side of PDF patterns and being part of the community that Sonia has built.

Hi, I’m Christy! I’ve been married to the best guy since we were 20, and we have 4 kids (22, 20, 15 and 10). I’ve been a stay at home mom for 20+ years. My mom taught me to sew when I was 8! Sewing got put on the back burner when we started a family but I picked it back up shortly after our youngest was born. I started making bags, doing craft shows and local sales. About 5 years ago, I decided to try my hand at clothes and pdf patterns. I am in love with making my own clothes! Hannah was my first test for Sonia and I seriously love every pattern she gives us!