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Kelly McCants

Kelly McCants

Kelly McCants, a.k.a. Modern June, the Oilcloth Addict, learned to sew at age thirteen and has spent a lifetime stitching and drafting patterns. In college, she studied costume design and worked in film and theater costume shops all over the United States until she became a mother of two.

The McCants family lives in an 87-year-old house in a charming neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia. During their early years of parenthood, Kelly and her husband, Don, spent a lot of time restoring the house. In 2006, Kelly began homeschooling her children and started her company, Modern June, as a creative outlet. Her hand-sewn housewares business grew as quickly as the kids, with everything happening in her home until early 2013, when Modern June moved to a nearby studio space. She maintains a home studio and says it’s a creative place of peace - if you don’t mind the teenagers!

Kelly wrote Sewing with Oilcloth in 2011 and actively writes two blogs, Modern June ( and Oilcloth Addict ( Kelly sells fabric, notions, and her own line of hand-sewn housewares on and at The projects in this book grew out of Kelly’s whole-house makeover - her second one in fourteen years. She's proud to share it all with you.

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