My services

On Pins and Needles is a full-service sewing business.  I have a wonderful home studio that allows me great flexibility in my schedule.  As tools and technology advance, so do the skills with which I complete your project.  I enjoy challenges and work hard to complete all tasks to 100% satisfaction of my clients.

03 New Garment Design and Construction


Do you have an idea for a dress you want to wear at a special event but can't find it in a store?  Share with me your concept and together we can make your dream garment come true. With the internet at our disposal, we will search until we find the fabric(s) in the color and texture you desire and create the garment to your specifications.

01 Alterations


Wedding and prom gown alterations are my specialty.  Converting straight necklines to  sweetheart, taking in bodices, hemming (no matter how many layers), adding or adjusting straps, and bustles are no problem.  I can also change a dress closure from a zipper to a corset.  Is your dress too small?  I can add fabric, lace, appliques, beads, etc. and no one will know the addition was made.

02 Mending


Zipper and button replacements.  Seam stitching.  Hole patching.  Don't throw a garment away just because it is "broken". Bring it to On Pins and Needles and I'll make it good as new.

(For those of you who don't live locally, you can mail me your mending and I'll pay the return shipping to send it back when completed).

05 General Sewing of any Kind 


Other items I can make include but are not limited to: seat cushions, draperies, curtains, quilt tops, baby nursery items, and pet accessories.  Just let me know what you need and I'll bring it to fruition.

04 Formal Camo-wear


Check out my Etsy store, CamoGlamo (link on this site) to see some of my creations.  I am open to most any design you can conceptualize.  My signauture trim is embroidered leaves and designs embellished with beads.

"I had a very unique sewing request for Karen, and she came through with flying colors. I needed a cape made for a very special four legged super hero, and the results looked amazing!"

*Tammi S.

This is the cape I made for this beautiful dog, Elle the Pitbull.   Using the basic "superman" logo, I made changes and embroidered a super "E".   Elle is an ambassador for her breed, showing that Pitbull's are wonderful, loving dogs.  You can see her story at:  (She also has a facebook page - this picture is featured there).


06 Embroidery


Embroidery services are available on a limited basis at this time.

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