Co-Owner, Chateau Sew & Sew
How and why did you start Chateau Sew & Sew? I moved to New Orleans three years ago and I couldn’t find a place that had the range of fabrics I was looking for, so my mother and I decided to create one.
What’s your background? I was an elementary school teacher before starting a family, but I’ve always had a love for all things handmade. As a child I loved to craft, sew, decorate and bake. That passion carried into my adulthood.
Tell us about your customers? They are of all ages; men, women and children; and beginners to experienced seamstresses and quilt makers.
Tell us some of the things we might not know about Chateau Sew & Sew? We have monthly sewing classes, private lessons and sewing machines available to rent. We also offer embroidery services. All of our kids sewing summer camps were completely full!
You also sell gifts; what are your best sellers? Our baby items: bibs, burp cloths, towels and lunch bags.
Is there anything coming up you would like to share? We are gearing up for the holidays, with Halloween treat bags that we make in the store and creating special Halloween costumes. For Christmas we’ll be making custom stockings and tree skirts.
Is there anything else you would like to add? We love our customers. The best part of Chateau Sew & Sew is helping someone make an item and seeing the pride and satisfaction that comes with the completion of the project.
Chateau Sew & Sew
1115 St. Mary St.