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Owner of

De La Rosa Designs

I am an artist, designer, engineer, and teacher;    I love to be creative, to teach, to learn and to pass on my craft.  I invite others to join me on my site.  Come have fun with me!

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Ida De La Rosa Ellis

Ida has 40+ years of experience as a seamstress; I am a "Fabric Engineer". 


I loves to prototype one of a kind pieces. 


Teaching is another passion of mine and I also enjoys DIY projects.  I can't take it with me when I die, so I need to pass it on to whoever wants to learn.


Crotchet, knitting, beading, smocking, quilting & T-shirt quilting, hand sewing, Tye Dyeing, pattern making and embroidery are a part of my talents. 

Because of my degree in fine arts, I use my AutoCad system to create patterns.


My sites are De La Rosa Designs, Ida May Stitching, Loops Crafting Re-Looped Designs, DLR Patterns, Sew I Made This and Sew I Made That. 

I love to video blog, showing what to do with your sewing machine or fabric.

Always wanting to learn new things, I have learned polymer clay, ceramics, batiking, shibori dyeing this past summer.

I am also a Girl Scout with 35 years of experience with Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.  I love teaching all Girl Scouts how to do anything they want to learn.

I have won many awards for fashion, fiber arts and even for Girl Scouting.


If you have any questions or you would like to contact me at

Member of the Fiber Artist of San Antonio, Fashion Group International San Antonio, Texas Fashion Industry Initiative and Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas  

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