My name is Denise Hoyle. I learned much about sewing and pattern design from my mother while growing up. I started my own business while in high school, making extra money sewing for people and doing alterations from home for other businesses like local dry cleaners. I later also became interested in creating patterns and have since authored a number of specialty sewing books.While sewing is my first love, the world of electronic commerce also fascinates me, and that interest led me to pursue a Masters Degree in eBusiness and Technology. Now I spend my time teaching business subjects to online college students, in addition to sharing my love of sewing with others through classes, instructional books, and unique pattern designs.