Hi there! Im Leah, the creator of Are You Stitchin' Me? All of you know my product but, I thought it'd be nice to have a section about behind the scenes. First, I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts, and knew how to sew by the time i was 10, thanks to my grandmother, who I spent a lot of time with growing up. I've always had a passion for creating and making hand made items for people whether it was hand made quilts, stuffed animals, clothing you name it, I would find a way to make it by creating my own patterns mostly from newspaper.
A few years ago after seeing these on Etsy and Pinterest I decided to try my hand at creating one for myself using , you guessed it, old newspaper, to make the pattern. Once it was perfected, I made a pattern from a cardboard cereal box( which I still use to this day on each and every single one of these I make). After I made a few for myself my friends all started wanting them. They loved them soo much and told me I should start selling, so I did.
I was working at a local hospital, with 4 kids, and a husband who works opposite days and shifts, and making cozies on the side but somehow I made it work.
It was super hard but I honestly can say that I have the best group of supporters ever and I owe it to each and every single one of you. You have no clue how much your support and business means to me and my family. So thank YOU all so very very much!