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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


Thursday 8th of December 2022

Hello, Thank you so much for your my first quilt series. It has be wonderful and so easy to follow along. I have made 4 tops and now is time for the next step. I have a question in regards to when you pin baste. My batting is extremely wrinkled when I unrolled it from the bag. Is there something I can do before attaching the safety pins? I tried smoothing it but it is still pretty wrinkled. Thank you


Thursday 28th of July 2022

I am sorry for your loss... Melanie was a wonderful soul. I love her YouTube channel ... The comfort is knowing she's with Jesus... May God be with you and your family.

camille chang

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Robert I am sorry for your loss l wish I could have met her


Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Dear Robert and family, I was so sad to learn of Melanie's passing. I often referred to her wonderful tutorials when I needed help with crocheting and sewing and am currently using her videos to help me learn to quilt. She was a wonderful teacher and just seemed like a really lovely person. I am so very sorry for your loss, and for your young children who had a wonderful mother. May it be some comfort to them in years to come to know how well thought of she was by her followers around the world. Kind regards, Amanda (UK).

Joanne Marko

Thursday 17th of March 2022

I happened upon on of Melanie’s sewing tutorials and She lifted me out of depression plus taught me to sew

I’m very sad to learn about this beam of sunlights passing I will be sad about this for a very long time but will continue to watch her tutorials I hope I’m expressing this correctly I’ll miss her for the rest of my days