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Melanie Ham

Hi there!  My name is Melanie and I’m so glad you’re here! I am the owner and operator of this website and write all of the content.  Although sometimes my mom Mama Lisa contributes occasionally too! Welcome to my site, Melanie Ham!

I took a beginning sewing class at Joann Fabrics back in 2007 and bought a sewing machine shortly after.  I had a little extra time on my hands while I was finishing college and my husband had just joined the U.S. Army ;).  I started sewing crafty stuff, just simple things and then in 2010 I made my first quilt and have been obsessed ever since.  

Melanie Ham

Around the same time, I learned to crochet while my husband was deployed since it was a craft I could travel with. I started the YouTube Channel in December of 2011 and it took off beyond my wildest dreams. 

The best thing is that I can work from home and keep my family top priority. We now live in a suburb of Los Angeles where my husband and I own and operate HAMMR Productions, a service disabled veteran owned production company.  We have been married 13 years and have 2 great kids who are 11 and 8.

Melanie Ham

Not only do I love DIY, Sewing, Quilting, Crochet and basically all the crafty things – I am very interested in fitness and nutrition, cold brew coffee, gadgets and tech, parenting my 2 beautiful kids, business development, personal development, home decorating and organization.

Melanie Ham

Some businessy stats:

– Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History

– I have 575,000 YouTube subscribers and upload crochet, sewing, quilting, diy and home decor related videos each week with over 47 million lifetime views.

– Worked with many brands like Fiskars, Clover, Quiltfolk, Macy’s, Hallmark, Simplicity, Joann Fabrics, Michaels and World Vision just to name a few.

-Present on Instagram, IG Stories, IGTV, Facebook, Twitter, and my newsletter CaliStitching which goes out to 45k subscribers twice a month.  Current blog stats available upon request.

Check out the What I Use and Love page to see all the sewing, computer and online tools I use to run my business.

Want to connect?  Send me an email! melanie @ melaniekham {dot} com

Melanie Ham

Amy L

Thursday 27th of January 2022

I've been watching Melanie's videos for years now. She had great style and I've always loved how clean and professional her videos are. She was also a wonderful teacher and I've learned so much from her. I was so shocked to hear about her passing. It really made me sad. My condolences go out to her loved ones. I'm sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. Please remain strong during these times.

Truly, Amy L. from NYC

Denise Clemetson

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

I did not know her, but thanks to her video, I was able to make her sunflower granny square blanket in 2020 for my sister-in-laws bday. One of my favorite. It was my firstgranny square blanket and she helped me find my love for crocheting again. May God Bless her family.


Saturday 22nd of January 2022

Rest in peace, dear Melanie, and thank you for all the crafting joy you have shared with the world. 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

Stephanie Lomax

Friday 21st of January 2022

I discovered Melanie's YouTube channel about a year ago. She taught me to make gift bags out of fabric and ribbon and crochet a granny square blanket. My deepest sympathies to her family during this time of grief. May Melanie's light and God's hands guide you throughout this difficult time.

Rhonda Harrison

Friday 21st of January 2022

I truly love you! I appreciate your determination to teach your crafts to us who want to learn. You have such a sweet, helpful character. I just learned you passed away. It has affected me all this week. I think about your children, husband, and parents. I know you're in heaven. I pray for your family so much. Quite an adjustment for them to live without you. You were very strong all through your journey. I deeply admire your strength and I'll miss you so much!