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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