The Stitches-n-Britches Team
Kristin Anderson, Owner with Rosanna Schuh, Seamstress
In October 2012, Stitches-N-Britches opened its door to the community of McKinleyville, offering a wide range of sewing services in an easily accessible location.
Owner Kristin Anderson had a vision to offer not only alteration services like hemming pants but to also mend/give extended life to cloth items with rips and holes. Though trained in music and having a music teaching credential, she eventually decided to follow a different dream as a career. Being a third generation of hobby sewing and/or professional seamstress, she felt strongly about offering this service in McKinleyville where sewing services were hard to find.
Within 6 months of opening, people as far away as Orleans and Weott were bringing their items in for mending or altering.
By the summer of 2016, she realized that she needed to bring in an assistant seamstress because her in-take shelves were always full and overflowing. August 2016 Jaime Weideman became an assistant seamstress. She quickly became the mending and hemming guru. Her mending is true artwork according to our customers! In the Spring of 2017, Jaime decided to follow her career dream which involved full-time post-graduate work at Humboldt State University.
So….Rosanna Schuh started in August and brings over 30 years of seamstress experience, including owning her own sewing business in Medford, OR. Having also worked in two seamstress shops there, she has brought many wonderful tricks of the trade which have already been added to our knowledge pool!