Skylar Raiyn

Following in her entrepreneurial mother’s footsteps, 11-year-old fashionista, Skylar Raiyn Johnson is the founder and CEO of Sew Fly Sky, LLC; a fashion platform based in Northern Virginia.

Skylar began her love of fashion and design at the young age of 8 after suggesting that she and her mother “Upcycle” instead of disposing of her old, outdated clothes. Recognizing Skylar’s desire to learn sewing, her mother enrolled her into private sewing lessons. Through those lessons Skylar learned the mechanics of the sewing machine and crafting of clothing patterns. Skylar has expanded skills to sketching and creating her own fashion designs. She has even been hired to make clothes for public officials such as Phyllis Randall, Chairwoman of Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, and Christina Bouweiri, owner of Reston Limousine and Sterling Women. Skylar also teaches beginners’ private sewing lessons, volunteers teaching classes at Loudoun Public Libraries, and volunteers to make clothes for less fortunate children in Africa. 

Aside from her television and radio appearances, Skylar has also been asked to speak about her business endeavors at schools such as London Towne Elementary school, Herndon High School, and Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. In the fall of 2018 Skylar won the first place prize in the “Make it in Wool, Virginia” competition.

Skylar’s personal short term goals include starting her own fashion line and partnering with a clothing manufacturer to create an online platform to sell her designs across the world. 

Skylar has prepared for her goals by taking her time to learn and have fun with her craft, while perfecting it. Not rushing to take off before she was ready has allowed her to create quality, creative garments. She is very excited about the future of Sew Fly Sky.