The Sewing House

Come shop with us and meet The Sewing House team!

We’re so thrilled to be your new BERNINA dealer in the Mid-South! We work hard to bring you the best classes, unique and beautiful fabric collections, and service all makes and models of traditional sewing machines. Stop by today to talk about your projects, find inspiration, and learn about BERNINAS!

 

The Sewing House is a family-owned shop. Owner Jennifer Reith has a great team and you may see her daughter Morgan and son-in-law Paxton (or son Joshua) helping on a busy Saturday. Look for a second shop to open in Tupelo, MS before summer!

                    Shop owner Jennifer Reith

Jennifer’s youngest daughter Ellie teaches youth sewing classes during breaks from college and works at the shop helping customers. She’s been sewing for years. Ellie and Jennifer have volunteered their time helping organizations serve our community through sewing projects, as well as donated fabric and machines.

Jennifer with son Joshua 

Classes range from beginner to expert-level and include a variety of choices. Jackie Watson is the Regional Manager of Education and Events. She coordinates and teaches many of our classes. Her most popular class is Beginning Quilting! It’s so rewarding to see new quilters create beautiful masterpieces!

 

  • Introduction to Sewing
  • Beginner Quilting
  • BERNINA Education
  • Paper Piecing Quilting Technique
  • Children’s garment classes & other projects
  • CLICK for a full list of classes

Jackie Watson is a life-long sewing enthusiast. After years of sewing clothes, stuffed dolls, and band color guard flags, friends introduced her to quilting 15+ years ago. She’s made countless quilts for family, friends, and coworkers. Jackie is our Regional Manager of Education and Events.

Anna Lonie wears a lot of hats at The Sewing House. She is the Manager of our sister company, Night Owl T-Shirt Quilts and she is also the resident Longarm Quilter for The Sewing House. 

 

Anna started sewing and quilting when she was 8 years old – she loved going to fabric shops with her Mother! She enjoys creating quilts with no pattern in mind just to enjoy the creative process – the finished product is always a fun surprise! Anna started creating keepsake t-shirt quilts in 2015 with Jennifer. She does a beautiful job longarming customer quilts!

Patrice Lewis does an excellent job serving customers and making kits! Everyone loves a “grab & go” project complete with measured fabric and pattern ready to create.

 

Patrice Lewis has been a sewist for 50 years. She has recently renewed her love for quilting and loves to teach sewing on many levels from handwork to machine work.

Lindsey Kelly enjoys helping customers and also manages our APP and CommentSold purchases! 

“I grew up sewing with my mom. We made pillows and doll outfits. My mother-in-law sews and she got me back into it. I’ve made a dress for my little girl and several quilts. I love shopping at The Sewing House and wanted to work here, too!” We’re so happy Lindsey is a part of our team!

Carol Kennedy 

As a member of the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild, Carol has a passion for creating beautiful quilts and loves fabric, of course! Carol’s grandmother introduced her to the joy of clothing construction at an early age. She advanced her skills as a Home Ec major at UTM and created smocked clothing for her children, home decor, and now makes quilts for family and friends.

Donna Collinsworth

Donna is new to sewing and quilting and has immersed herself in classes at The Sewing House. She recently made her first two quilts as special gifts and discovered her love of creating with BERNINA! She’s excited to grow her fabric collection and try out new patterns!

Brianne “Bri” Hickman

Bri started sewing as a young child and began working in quilt shops at age 14. She’s been a fabric sales rep and managed a brand of quilting supplies – oh, and she’s also an engineer! Wow!!! We’re incredibly thankful to have her on our team! Bri loves helping people pick out fabrics, troubleshooting machines, and solving your biggest project challenges. 

Ella Reed is a young sewist learning new skills. She’s fascinated by all the new projects and will be learning how to quilt at The Sewing House. She enjoys helping customers and making fun videos of all the beautiful fabrics. Stop by and show her your projects so she can take pictures for our social media posts!

Kathy Troughton is an expert garment sewist and typically wears clothing she’s sewn to work! When you see her at the shop, ask if she bought or created the outfit she’s wearing! Kathy owns a BERNINA 790 and an L860 serger. She’s always ready to answer your BERNINA questions – SEW much fun!

Randy Randall, has over 40 years of experience serving machines. CLICK to learn more about his expertise and service! We service all makes and models of traditional sewing machines (excludes multi-needle embroidery machines and longarm machines.) 

 

From our family to yours, thank you for supporting our dream! We love our sewing and quilting community!