753 Deer Creek Rd, O'fallon, IL 62269, US

Welcome to Sew Many Stitches

About Us

Our Story

 After attending seminary, I discovered a ministry that allowed me to use my traditional home arts and crafts skills and continue to support families in my community by working from home.  I help families recycle their leftover textiles or discover creative ways to use family heirlooms as they cope with losses or celebrate family milestones. I enjoy discovering what can be made by recycling used neck ties, T-Shirts, antique linens, uniforms and leftover clothes. It is my hope that  the items created, bring you hours of joyful memories as they are used and shared in your home.   I am inspired by your stories which helps me to develop a means of telling your family story that reflects the occasion as well as the personality that continues to live through these memory quilts, pillows and memorial bears.  



Custom Orders

  •  Machine Sewing and Hand Stitchery Lessons $15/hour.  2 hour lab format. 
  •  Memory quilts, or pillows made from recycled clothes.  $10/hour.
  • Memorial Teddy Bears in different sizes. $25-$75.
  • Long-arm Quilting.  Base price $.02 a square inch. Custom extra. 
  • Miscellaneous Mending and Sewing Support. Call for estimate.
  • Costs are for labor only and do not include the cost of materials which are furnished/reimbursed by client. 

Antique treadle machine, great for those days when power is out!

Machines and Materials

  • I have the ability to work by hand or machine,  including hand embroider to help you finish your projects or create specialty items of your choosing.  

  • All clothes or fabrics should be clean, but do not cut or alter them beyond normal wear before delivering them.
  • Students are welcome to use my Viking Emerald machine at no extra charge for lessons.  If they choose carry their own, sewing machine manual is required at each lesson.

  • Unless hand quilting is specifically requested, all quilting is done on an Innova long-arm quilting machine with thread and batting cost reimbursed by the client.  Call for backing measurements. 

  • Teddy bears can be customized with names, dates or small appliques if desired.  These items will be added as misc. expenses to each bear.

  • Cost of materials will include a minimum of $3 thread charge per order and will be billed at $3 per each bobbin used plus any fabrics, stabilizers, embroidery floss, or quilt batting unless furnished by client..  

  • Machine embroidery is usually billed $1/100 stitches or $3 per name.
  • Hand embroidery is billed by the hour and added as part of the sewing fee.


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Sew Many Stitches

753 Deer Creek Rd, O'fallon, IL 62269, US

(618) 628-8806


Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday: Closed