Alterations, Sewing Classes for Kids, Pre-Loved Clothing and Gifts for Sale
meet the team
Karen has been sewing for as long as she can remember and her professional career has always included a needle and thread in some form or another. Before moving to the UK in 2013 she worked as a sample maker for a bespoke clothing label in Atlanta GA, co-founded “Fiber and Fun Summer Sewing Camp” for teens and created her own range of one of a kind accessories from vintage and upcycled materials which she sold online and at Art Festivals in the Southeastern United States. When the stars aligned in 2017 she opened Stitchworks in order to put to good use her many years of dressmaking experience and provide Woodbridge with a high quality alterations studio and as a place to foster a creative environment to teach the art of sewing to the next generation.
Alex Navarrete is Karen’s husband and an Aerospace Engineer (nerd) who can be seen on the weekends fixing things, hanging things, hauling things and assembling things at the shop. While his specialty is NOT sewing, there would be no Stitchworks without him.
Jack of all trades
Natasha Owen is currently studying A Levels in Textiles, Art and Photography at Suffolk One College and is the intrepid Saturday help. She loves fashion, sewing and working out at the gym and is currently deciding where she will continue her Textiles education next year.