About Michelle Griffith



Michelle Griffith discovered her love of sewing as a young girl, receiving a sewing machine and lessons from her mother as a teenager. With her many creative talents, Michelle went on to own a bed and bath boutique and later became an interior designer. Along with her husband, David, she has owned an interior design firm for the last 30 years.

Within that time, Michelle’s love of sewing and embroidery was renewed. Along with her own projects, she has taught various sewing, heirloom, and quilting classes. She began a quest to find patterns that would combine the talents of sewing along with new embroidery machines. When she discovered that there was a need for simple yet elegant patterns, she put her creative forces to work and hence Michelle’s Designs was born in 2001.

Michelle’s Designs offer elegant yet simple sewing patterns, beautiful exclusive machine embroidery designs, and project kits that contain everything you’ll need for handmade creations that you will be proud to keep for yourself or give as gifts. With projects that encompass machine embroidery, beautiful silk ribbon embroidery, and other heirloom sewing techniques, her designs are sure to tickle every sewer’s fancy.

With her vast experience teaching sewing courses, Michelle understands the need for simplicity in instructions and pattern making. Her focus has always been to create easy-to-understand patterns and instructions that also have a beautiful, finished, customized look. Michelle’s patterns contain concise photos and instructions, embroidery design placement guides, and also offer a step-by-step approach to every segment of a project. Her designs can be stitched out with “precise clean instructions” that allow a sewer a wonderful and gratifying sewing and embroidery experience.  Enthusiasts find Michelle’s dazzling designs so joyful to stitch that they have purchased multiple patterns.

Simple and elegant are the hallmark of Michelle’s creations. Her love of sewing and embroidery genuinely shine through her creations. With her meticulous attention to detail, her designs are truly inspiring as you can see in her unique embroidery designs. Creating projects from Michelle’s patterns is truly a joyful experience.

You can typically find Michelle working in her Southern California office creating new projects. She also attends trunk shows and trade shows across the country. She is always anxious to share her enthusiasm for sewing and embroidery with her customers. She loves interacting with customers and sharing their enthusiasm as well.