Lindsay Wilkes
The Cottage Mama

My name is Lindsay Wilkes, and I am the owner/designer behind The Cottage Mama. The Cottage Mama is a lifestyle blog and children’s sewing pattern company dedicated to inspiring handmade living and the domestic arts. I am a wife, mother of four young children, author, and stay-at-home mom turned handmade business owner.

The Cottage Mama blog was started in October 2009 as a way to share my love of all things handmade including things such as sewing, recipes, decorating and crafts. From there The Cottage Mama clothing brand was launched in January 2010 selling ready-to-wear boutique-style children’s clothing. As the demand for clothing became increasingly hard to meet, and with our family expanding with more children, I then took the brand in a new direction. I started offering some of the most popular, ready-to-wear The Cottage Mama clothing designs for sale as sewing patterns for the home sewist.