Keep Me In Stitches Blog

  • The Sheath Dress Workshop with Helen Haughey at Keep Me In StitchesCouture Sewing with Helen Haughey
    cou·ture ko͞oˈto͝o(ə)r noun ~ the design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client’s specific requirements and measurements. fashionable made-to-measure clothes. We had to look up the definition to make […]
  • Tge Best of Baby Lock Destiny 2, Sashiko 2, Embellisher, Triumph Under the Sea Projects for HomeThe Best of Baby Lock – SEW Much Fun Right Around the Corner!
    Have you ever just wanted to get away, be creative and have fun with friends? This is your chance to do all three things in one place. Coming this February, Keep Me In Stitches is hosting B+B Extravaganza – The Best of […]
  • Customer Spotlight – Kathy Ryan Designs
    We are so pleased to start to highlight some of our loyal customers Etsy shops, social media accounts or websites.  They are always showing us their beautiful creations and we wanted to share these with everyone! […]
  • A Very Special Janome Sewing Machine – #sewupacure For Kids With Cancer
    Beginning September 1st we will have a very special Janome sewing machine available for any and all who want to #sewupacure for kids with cancer. Through this limited time offer, our customers will be able to purchase […]
  • Bernina + BabyLock
    I can’t even begin to express how excited we are to represent both Bernina AND BabyLock in both of our stores!  The addition of Bernina to our Tampa store creates the perfect mix of products for the sewing […]
  • SEW: Supporting Empowering Women
    Last summer, on a visit to Tanzania, Africa, I decided to bring along a treadle machine (yes, Janome still makes them) and an electric sewing machine. I wasn’t completely sure why I decided to do this other than I knew […]
  • June 2016 is a busy month at KMIS!
    There is so much exciting happening at Keep Me In Stitches, we wanted to put it all in a blog for you! We have many new things in our stores from beautiful new Christmas Fabrics (Yes!  Christmas already) in the […]
  • New Year New Educational Classes
    We are so excited to kick off the new year with a complete educational schedule for all three stores. You may download a copy by visiting our website at or stopping by one of the stores to pick up a […]
  • Guest Blogger: Steve Jeffery
    I had such a good time when I visited Tampa and attended Keep Me In Stitches event at the PBS station WUSF Public Media. It was such so much fun, and what a cool place to have an event! With Sue Hausmann there, it truly […]
  • Mr Baby Lock and Sue
    We had a wonderful time with Steve Jeffery, President of Baby Lock, and Sue Hausmann at the Sue Hausmann event. Many of our customers now call Steve “Mr. Baby Lock”! […]
  • Lighted Tree KitGuest Blogger – Sue Hausmann
    KMIS and Baby Lock had the pleasure of hosting Sue Hausmann on Saturday November 9, 2013 at the WUSF Studios in Tampa. We had a wonderful day of learning and fun.  Sue took the time to share her experience and kind […]
  • Quilt MarketQuilt Market, Notes from Allen
    We’ve received many texts, emails and photos from Allen and Annette the last several days. Along with the fun and excitement of their first trip to Houston Quilt Market, they have been working long days to find […]
  • Friends of KMIS - Anna Maria Horner and Kaffe FassettQuilt Market, Day 3
    “Folks at home have been asking, “what’s your favorite thing?” It’s rude to say, “well, the quilt market is my favorite thing.” But really, that’s the […]
  • Fall 2013 Quilt MarketQuilt Market Day 2
    “It’s up early again for us–class at 8 am on a new Clover pressing tool for Allen. I found a historic church close by. It’s easy to go to and still meet up with Allen before the doors open. We […]
  • George R Brown Convention CenterQuilt Market, Day 1
    Wake up calls were very early this morning. We didn’t want to miss a minute of opening day. At O’Dark-Thirty we hit the streets of downtown Houston to make our way to market. We couldn’t believe our […]