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Especially From Karen

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About Me

My grandmother first gave me a needle threaded with a piece of yarn when I was 5 years old. And my mother sat me down at a sewing machine when I was 10 years old. As you might say, the rest is history.


I've been sewing for more years than I care to mention. During my school days, I made many of my clothes. When my two sons came along, I started making clothes for them which fueled my love of classic children's clothing. As the boys grew, they passed my name along to some of the girls in their classes, giving me the opportunity to make prom gowns and later help with their weddings. Becoming friends with the owners of small businesses allowed me to expand to home decor sewing making curtains, slipcovers and even shower curtains.


Getting Started
Especially From Karen officially started in the fall of 2001 during a lull in sewing while the boys were in college. With both of them out of the house, I needed something to fill the time and selling my work at craft shows sounded like a good idea. Customers at the craft shows started asking about additional items other than the home decor accessories I was specializing in. So, the empty nest quickly became full with new customers, some of whom also became friends.

Customer testimonials
"Karen did all the sewing for my wedding so I came back to her for alterations when my sister got married." Jen
"Holidays are hectic and moving into a new house at the same time is a nightmare. Karen made my window treatments to cover the drafty windows in our daughter's playroom and has done more work for me since then." Amy
"We have a beach house. Karen made placemats and a table runner for the dining room and the next year cushions for the porch furniture." Lou".

"Especially From Karen has been doing my sewing needs for years. So I asked Karen if she could make me a vest sight unseen. She assured me she could and asked me a few question such as my height and weight. I must admit, I was a little skeptical at first but when I tried it on, it fit perfectly! If you want quality work at very reasonable prices, I highly recommend her!" Virginia



"While looking for a gift for my niece, I came across Karen's website and ordered her a beautiful dress. Very secure and easy process, items were shipped immediately, I couldn't have been more impressed. Highly Recommended!" Debbie


"I bought one of the little girls sun dresses from Especially From Karen for my daughter. The quality of sewing was great and it fit perfectly. I plan on purchasing additional items and would recommend her sewing and clothing to anyone!" Lynn


"I just bought the Berry & Holly apron that was just featured on the web site and love it!  I can't wait to use it during the holidays!" Christine


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