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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 I write all of the content.  Although 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 a 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.

Granny Cluster crochet hat

Some businessy stats:

– Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History

– I have 900,000 YouTube subscribers and I upload crochet, sewing, quilting, DIY, and home decor-related videos each week with over 83 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 100k subscribers twice a month.  Current blog stats are 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

Emily Flowers

Tuesday 2nd of July 2024

First of all, I send my heartfelt condolences for the loss of Melanie..what a lovely person she was. I just wanted you to know the difference Melanie has made in my life. I learned to make lap quilts from her youtube videos during Covid for the veterans that are in Hosparus care. Melanie was so reassuring that I could create a quilt that I have continued to make quilts and improve my skills. She was a gem..a bright light to us all. Thank you for leaving her videos up on Youtube! We are so sorry she is not with us, but so glad she is no longer in pain. Much love to her family.

Louise Wright

Sunday 7th of April 2024

Dear Ham family.. I am not sure if you look at these posts anymore but wanted to express my appreciation of Melanie’s work and her legacy. I have recently learned to crochet because of her videos and am currently making a blanket for my daughter. I have terminal cancer too (a different type than Melanie had) and am grateful for each gifted day until they run out. I’m sorry that you lost her but am glad you had her to love. God Bless you all and keep you safe. From Australia (her reach is wide!!)


Tuesday 9th of January 2024

Hello. Im making a hat and scarf for my MIL. My grandmother crocheted and quilted when I was a little girl. It inspired me to connect artistically as I've gotten older. I've been having trouble completing my projects, but out of the tutorials I've found, Melanie's have been the most helpful. She is patient and gentle in her videos, reminding me to relax and loosen up. I wish she was still with us today. Her YouTube is awesome, and her lessons and guidance in acceptance and continuation even when things aren't perfect are timeless. Her spirit lives on. Thank you for keeping her social media alive. Sending you and your family love and light and many thanks.

- S


Wednesday 3rd of January 2024

I didn't know she had passed till I looked for her business on Raverly. I'm sorry for your loss. She had beautiful ideas!!


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