Welcome to Hemma Design

Learn how to sew oilcloth with my Craftsy Class:

Craftsy class

Craftsy class still

Are you curious about sewing with oilcloth, but not sure where to start? Check out my Craftsy class, Sewing with Oilcloth Bags and Baskets! You'll learn all of the techniques you need to make 2 market bags and a sewing basket. You can use all of the tips and techniques to make any of the Hemma Design Bicycle Baskets or the 4 oilcloth projects in The Happy Bicycle: Make 15 Stylish Bike Accessories with Hemma Design. Working with Craftsy was a wonderful experience and I enjoy taking Craftsy classes myself (I always learn something new!). I think you'll enjoy their classes too.

Go for a bike ride!

The Happy Bicycle by Kathy McGee

My new book "The Happy Bicycle, Make 15 Stylish Bike Accessories with Hemma Design" from C&T Publishing is here! If you're a fan of the Ilsa Handlebar Basket, the Lilla Handlebar Basket, the Troll Handlebar Bag, or the Solveig Bicycle Bag patterns here are more fun ways to customize your bike! Whether you sew, craft, or knit, there's a project for you. For odering information please visit C&T Publishing. You can purchase an Ilsa, Lilla, Troll, or Solveig pattern at the Hemma Design Patterns Etsy shop.


Whether you sew, quilt, embroider, knit, or do any kind of needlework, we believe that handicrafts create a happier world.

Using your hands to make something stimulates your imagination, gives you a source of pride and accomplishment, and ultimately feeds your soul.

It's not just about the finished product, it's about the journey.

Hemma is Swedish for "at home."

We're here to inspire you and help create a bright, cheery, and happy life at home.


kathy mcgee - designer