Dianna in Sedona, AZ

About Dianna and SewNative

I'm Dianna Payne. I'm Prairie Band Potawatomi / Kickapoo, with my home reservation in Mayetta, Kansas. I now live and operate my custom sewing business in Northeast Texas.

I was taught to sew by my mother, when I was about 12 years old. Little did she know the love I would develop for this creative medium. I truly feel I am honoring her memory, as well as her mother's, and her mother's before her.

I've studied my great-grandmother's handsewn traditional dresses, and feel that by sewing traditional Potawatomi garments for others, I am following her talent and her legacy.