Carla Macklin, Owner

Carla Macklin founded Cleveland Sewing Solutions in 2016 but has spent the last 20 years solving problems with a needle and thread. She received and Honors degree from Williams College in Williamstown, MA and a Pattern Making Certificate from Apparel Arts in San Francisco, CA.  For the last five years, Carla has run a clothing pattern company where she designed and manufactured sewing patterns and kits, selling direct to consumer, to distributors and big-box retail establishments.  She has licensed patterns to industry leaders and created custom patterns for various sewn products. Her work with Cleveland Sewing Solutions has helped local medical companies bring their product ideas to life and meet their inventory demands. Carla is a native Clevelander with a passion to grow the industrial sewing industry in her city.