Friends, I’m so excited to share that my book, “Sew Bags: The Practical Guide to Making Purses, Totes, Clutches & More; 13 Skill-Building Projects”. This project has been two years in the making and will be published by Stash Books, in June 2019.Read More
Would it surprise you to learn that the average piece of clothing is worn only 7 times before it is discarded? Seven times. When I was younger, and considering wether a purchase was “worth it”, I would calculate the Cost Per Wear- and use that number to decide how much to spend on an item of clothing. If I knew that I would only wear something 7 times, it would hardly be worth spending much on. Now a coat, sweater or dress that might be worn a few times a year for many years would be a different story. I have one grey cashmere cardigan that is fairly tattered by now, but it has been in constant seasonal rotation for twenty years. It might have cost me $100 back then, but overtime, just pennies per wear. A new pair of jeans might cost even more than that- but what if they are only worn for a single season? Do you understand my point?Read More
On Saturday, November 24, I will be hosting our Second Annual Kids Handmade Fair. Last year, ten kids set up their booth in front of Little Stitch Studio and Kitsch to sell items that they made. It was such an exciting experience for them but also for me, that I have decided to do it again.Read More
As someone who loves clothes and fashion, you might be surprised to learn that I actually own very few clothes. Now, that is. In my younger years, I had multiple closets full of clothes and shoes in excess of 100 pairs. Not anymore. Once I became a mom, space, clutter and time became paramount. I also learned more about efficiency. Having fewer clothes means less upkeep and actually more options. The things that I do own, I wear and love.Read More
Registration for Fall classes is open. Classes are organized into 6-week sessions, each class meets once each week for six weeks. Classes and weekend workshops run throughout the school year. Summer camps, birthday parties and school break camps fill in the rest of the year. Students learn to sew, design and illustrate their projects. Students get to take home what they've made throughout the course and all supplies are included.Read More
I am beyond excited to share some big news with you. In August, Little Stitch Studio will be moving to 807 Shirley Avenue. I'll be right next door to Kitsch and a block from Starbucks. This larger space will allow me to offer more classes for kids and adults. There will also be a bit of space for retail. I cannot imagine a better space to move into. Between the girls at Kitsch and my studio, we will make this "handmade corner" of Colley Ave. a true destination.
I'm so excited about the new space and can't wait to for you to see it.Read More