Hi! I’m Jessica Montoya, and I founded COsewn in 2012 as a pattern making, sample sewing, and small batch production studio for apparel and accessories following several years of freelance sewing for several independent brands around the Denver area. I have a dual B.A. in Costume Technology and Arts Management, and have been sewing professionally since the early 2000’s.
From 2014-2015, I expanded COsewn into a full scale cut & sew factory with 4-6 stitchers handling production of 20-500+ piece runs of accessories such as bow ties and cell phone arm bands alongside apparel including leggings and sweatshirts. Ultimately, I decided the factory model was more than I could effectively manage while caretaking for a toddler, and I scaled the business back to COsewn’s roots as a small sewing studio specializing in product development.
In 2020, I pivoted to design and produce a line of face masks that became a bestseller on Etsy with thousands of units sold and over 1,300 five-star reviews. After making masks exclusively for over a year, I have once again turned my focus back to pattern making, sample sewing, and consulting with a focus on helping American brands develop production ready styles. My penchant for small batch and made to order apparel has sharpened my expertise in engineering and scaling sewing processes, and I have a passion for helping vertically integrated makers turn their small studios into efficient microfactories.