Inventory Liquidation

When I first launched Whipstitch in 2008, I was so excited to create a sewing lounge: a space where people could come, sew, get inspired, meet other like-minded stitchers, and pick up supplies to fuel their passion.  I began teaching sewing classes to adults in 2006, and everything that Whipstitch is or has become really […]

LIVE Quilting Event on Saturday!

This Saturday, from 12-4, a sewing event that you’ll love: LIVE quilting!  We’re bringing three quilters into the shop for the afternoon, each of them working on quilting a project from start to finish: we’ll baste, we’ll quilt, we’ll talk, we’ll snack, it’ll be awesome! I have had so many students over the years who […]

Sewing with Oilcloth Author Book Signing TONIGHT!

Join us TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 to 9 pm to meet Kelly McCants, author of Sewing with Oilcloth!  She’ll be live at Whipstitch, sharing tips and trade secrets from her book, and signing copies for you to take home. While you’re in the shop, ALL laminated cottons are 20% off so you can […]

Best of Atlanta 2011: Whipstitch!

Y’all.  We are having a BIG week this week.  Not only do we have obscene amounts of new fabric coming in, but we just learned (thanks to Diana, our uber-manager, who keeps her finger on the pulse of the city and makes sure we find stuff out first thing!) that Whipstitch was voted one of […]

Video Interview with Atlanta INtown Newspaper

During the month of July, students from SCAD Atlanta took over the offices of Atlanta INtown Newspaper and served as their freelance writing staff.  I feel very flattered that Whipstitch was featured as one of “Atlanta’s most interesting independent businesses,” and that the students at SCAD like the feel of the shop and what we’re […]

Happy Birthday, Whipstitch!

Exactly one year ago today, Whipstitch Atlanta opened up an independent shop front in West Midtown.  It has been a hard, tiring, exhilarating, joyous year, and we’re all super excited to see our first birthday roll around!  I can’t wait to see what year two will bring–or year twenty! Thanks to ALL of you for […]

Tonight: Book Signing with Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction!

This week, the wintry winds have had their way with the Jewel of the South, our fair city of Atlanta: The view from under the Whipstitch awning on Monday morning (thanks to Twitter friend @missalfreddrive !) If you’re from another part of the country–or, say, if you’re one of our lovely Canadian customers, I have […]

Holiday Hours In Our Atlanta Shop

Image via Apartment Therapy Christmas Eve (that’s TOMORROW!): 10-2 Christmas Day: CLOSED December 26: regular hours (12-5) New Year’s Eve: 10-2 New Year’s Day: 12-5 Happy Holidays to all of you!

Fabric Design Weekend Was So. Much. Fun.

For reals.  I admitted it this weekend in person, so I might as well admit it to you here: I host these sorts of events because I want to go to them, and I’m just inviting other people along so I can more easily justify my addiction.  There.  It’s out now.  You know the truth. […]


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Whipstitch Heads to Inman Park (and LONGER Friday Hours!)

If you’re not from Atlanta, you’ll likely not have heard of the Inman Park Festival, but around these parts, it’s one of the most anticipated street markets of our spring calendar.  When I first moved to Atlanta in 1997, Inman Park was a few blocks of residential street that were blocked off for music, crafts […]

Working on my Yellows

The Sew Liberated trunk show is officially done, and we’re changing things up in the window over at the shop.  So I’m in the studio today, working with my yellows–nothing says spring in quite the same way as shades of yolk and sunshine!  I’m dreaming up clothes for our naked mannequins, and bunnies and chicks […]