Meet Sewist Team


Natalia Demakova sewist
Natalia is the creative mind behind Sewist. After successful careers with various international companies, Natalia turned to her lifetime passion of sewing and crafting and teamed up with Lekala. Later on she moved on to Sewist CAD project to create a state-of-art online 3D CAD apparel pattern design software. She has a degree from Institute of Management in London in Project Management in Information Technology Industry and a degree in linguistics from Moscow State University, speaking five languages. She is excited about the creation of Sewist and it’s potential to bring together a community of textile artist or all skill levels and interests. Lena Kovalyova Lena is from Poltava, Ukraine and has been helping us since 2012. She has a degree in graphic design and architecture from Poltava National Technical University and has been a wonderful help with vector design and illustrations for Sewist. She is also the author of Lekala logo and vector files for online design application. Barbara Carlon Barbara is our sewing expert since 2013. She works as a consultant, customer service provider, editor, and blogger.. She is a former bilingual teacher (Spanish and English) that now dedicates her time to all things sewing and sewing related. Elena Starodubtseva Elena, one of our customer support experts, and English translators for Lekala Sewing Patterns, has been with us since 2012. She is a true expert when it comes to made-to-measure patterns. She is responsible for adding the patterns to the Sewist library.