Make us your home page
Instagram

Lifelong seamstress stitches up niche

This custom-made apron reflects the type of wares owner Tracy Seigel is producing at Stitch Niche Studio Designs. Photo courtesy of Stitch Niche Studio Designs.

This custom-made apron reflects the type of wares owner Tracy Seigel is producing at Stitch Niche Studio Designs. Photo courtesy of Stitch Niche Studio Designs.

Tracey Siegel was 8 years old when a family member taught her to sew, and then in 7th grade, she furthered her skills in a home economics class.

Last year, she opened Stitch Niche Studio Designs, a custom sewing and embroidery business, and just recently added a sewing cafe.

"I've always enjoyed it," Siegel said. "I just enjoy working with fabric and I enjoy creating. I want to pass it on."

Stitch Niche offers a sewing cafe where people can come and take lessons, sit and sew, and attend educational and social events. Sewing machines are available to rent on the premises, or people can bring in their own machines. People can also bring in projects they're working on and get assistance.

In addition, Stitch Niche Studio Designs offers custom monogramming, sewing, embroidery and applique work. Siegel said she gets a lot of requests for gifts and accessories such as bags, totes, aprons and oven mitts.

Siegel has plans to offer sewing classes and summer camps for children.

"I just want to pass the skill on," said Siegel. "It's a learned skill, but it involves creativity as well,"

Stitch Niche Studio Designs is located at 10335 Cross Creek Blvd., Suite E. For more information, call (813) 907-3000, or visit facebook/stitchnichestudiodesignsllc.

SHARE YOUR NEWS: If you have an item for Everybody's Business, contact Danielle Hauser at danihauser20@gmail.com.

Lifelong seamstress stitches up niche 10/11/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:57am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Trigaux: Halfway through 2017, a closer look at six drivers of the Tampa Bay economy

    Business

    We're nearly halfway through 2017 already, a perfect time to step back from the daily grind of business and ask: How's Tampa Bay's economy doing?

    Is there one theme or idea that captures the Tampa Bay brand? Not really but here's one possibility. The fun-loving annual Gasparilla "Invasion" of Tampa is captured in this photo of 
The Jose Gasparilla loaded with pirates of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla on its way this past January to the Tampa Convention Center. In the future a vibrant downtown Tampa or St. Petersburg may be the better theme. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  2. Will new laws protect condo owners from apartment conversions and rogue associations?

    Real Estate

    Danny Di Nicolantonio has lived in St. Petersburg's Calais Village Condominums for 33 years. Annoyed at times by the actions, or inaction, of the condo board and property managers, he has complained to the state agency that is supposed to investigate.

    That has left him even more annoyed.

    A bill passed by the Florida Legislature would affect places like The Slade in Tampa's Channelside district, where cCondominium owners have battled a plan to convert homes into apartments.
[Times file photo]
  3. Walmart opens first Pinellas County in-house training academy

    Retail

    Seminole — It had all the hallmarks of a typical graduation: robe-clad graduates marching in to Pomp and Circumstance, friends and family packed together under a sweltering tent and a lineup of speakers encouraging the graduates to take charge of their future.

    New Walmart Academy graduates are congratulated Thursday morning by associates during a graduation ceremony at the Walmart store, 10237 Bay Pines Boulevard, St. Petersburg. The Walmart location is one of the company's training academies where managers complete a one week retail course. David Shultz and Richard Sheehan, both from St. Petersburg, get high fives from the crowd.
[SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]

  4. Lawsuit: Florida contractor fakes death to dodge angry homeowners

    Human Interest

    SEMINOLE — For weeks, Glenn Holland, 67, crawled out of bed before the sun rose to look for a dead man.

    Last year Glenn and Judith Holland said they paid a contractor thousands of dollars to renovate their future retirement home in Seminole. But when they tried to move in on Dec. 14, they said the home was in shambles and uninhabitable. They sent a text message to contractor Marc Anthony Perez at 12:36 p.m. looking for answers. Fourteen minutes later, they got back this text: "This is Marc's daughter, dad passed away on the 7th of December in a car accident. Sorry." Turns out Perez was still alive. Now the Hollands are suing him in Pinellas-Pasco circuit court. [LARA CERRI   |   Times]
  5. Owners to level Port Richey flea market but may rebuild

    Public Safety

    PORT RICHEY — The owners of the recently shuttered USA Flea Market have agreed to demolish all structures on the property, leaving open the possibility of rebuilding the weekend shopping attraction, according to Pasco County officials.

    Pasco County officials shut down the USA Flea Market after it received hundreds of citations for health and code violations.