Hi, my name is Kristina Hambly and I am the designer behind Harley B. I first started in the handmade world sewing hobby horses, under the name Harley Barley Designs, I then moved into bag making and adopted a second more grown up business name of Harley B Handmade, I still run both business online.
I am based in Rollands Plains on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia.
As an avid sewist, I can appreciate a well written pattern and when I couldn't find what I wanted I decided to create my own. After years of designing for myself I decided to produce for others as well.
Designed to be easily understood, I avoid jargon or complicated sewing terms so that creating from my patterns is a fun experience.
When I'm not drafting my own patterns, I love making custom made bags, purses, and hobby horses for my handmade business. In my spare time (what ever that is) I love to quilt, and do English paper piecing. I also spend my days running around after my 2 young boys, my 13 horses, my dog Charlie, 2 cats, trillions of chickens and peacocks. I also am the curator of a large fabric collection (and not a hoard as my husband calls it).
Please feel free to reach out and contact me via email (or on the contacts page) if you have any questions about any of my patterns, you can also join my pattern group on facebook. www.facebook.com/groups/harleyb
Pictured here is me, riding my horse Harley, who my business is named after.