Stitch Upon a Time is an original design based pattern company located in MI, USA with customers all over the world.
Stitch Upon a Time started out as an idea, and then a dream in a ten-year-old’s mind. At the time, I changed my future profession plans every 6 months, so there was no evidence that this one was going to stick. It wasn’t until ten years later, in a McDonald’s lobby on a borrowed laptop, that the dream began to flourish. Except that the dream wasn’t *quite* what Stitch Upon a Time has actually become. I wanted to make money sewing. Who wouldn’t want to make money doing what they love? But the only way I could imagine that was with being a tailor. Never mind that I LOATHE doing alterations…I currently have a pile of the family’s clothes that need alterations that have been stacking up for years. Luckily, a good idea led Stitch Upon a Time in another direction.
Starting a family is expensive and my budget was tighter than my too-tight and uncomfortable waistband. So out of necessity, I began to sew clothes for myself and my son that were comfortable and flattering. At the same time, I sewed custom items for my customers using patterns that I made myself. All it took was a pair of adorable baby pants and a strong push from a sewing group that I was active in for me to steer the business in yet another direction. That was in 2013 and the adorable baby pants were the Beanstalk Britches pattern.
When I’m not blissfully sewing, designing, or encouraging customers, I would love to be exploring, taking pictures, or creating beautiful things in every other form. I like to take an idea and immediately run with it. This spontaneous trait has led to some of my best successes and working on what I’m currently most passionate about leads to patterns that are thorough (but not too wordy), clear, and on trend. I love to make clothes that are beautiful on all body types and the patterns are easy for even a novice sewer/ist to work with. I’m so happy to tie a neat bow around all that I love using Stitch Upon a Time as the ribbon.
Please take a look at the ‘free’ section of the shop, select a pattern you’d like to try, and give it a go! If you get stuck or have any questions, you can email me or ask in our community of over 30,000 members.