Liberty Stitching Company preserves the tradition of embroidery by providing kits that teach beginner to advance stitchers how to complete beautiful works of American art with ease.Get in touch
In Eighteenth Century America, needlepoint was an integral part of our founding country. As early as the age of 5 or 6, girls were taught how to sew samplers, like the one in the picture, to not only teach them beginning stitches, but to also teach them their alphabet. Sewing paved the way for some of the first paying job opportunities afforded to women during this time. Betsy Ross, became a patriotic icon in the late 19th Century when stories surfaced that she had sewn the first flag of the United States.
Betsy Ross began her career apprenticing for an upholstery under John Webster. She would later open up a shop with her first husband, a fellow apprentice John Ross, who died in the Revolutionary War. Betsy continued to run the upholstery shop after her husbands death working for the Continental Army patching uniforms, tents and flags. It was in this shop where she received her first visit from George Washington who commissioned her to sew our Nation’s first flag, the Flag of the Thirteen Colonies.
Learning Kits for Groups
Liberty Stitching Company’s kits are a perfect teaching tool for anyone wanting to learn how to sew. It’s perfect for home school curriculum, summer camps, Girl Scout troops or sewing circles. Liberty Stitching Company offers a group discount for groups with 8 or more participants. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about this discount!
Liberty Stitching Company’s mission is to preserve the skills of our nation’s past with modern prints that highlight the beauty of our nation’s present. Each kit can easily be stitched by both beginner and advanced sewers by using our patented Color Block Stitching System.
This system is made up of two elements:
1. Color Blocks-shows what color to use in that section
2. Guiding Stitches-shows which direction to lay the stitch and how long the stitch should be
Each kit includes a detailed pattern booklet that includes a Color Blocking Map of your print and step-by-step photographed instructions for each technique used in the pattern. Also included, is a fabric piece with a beautiful image of American art and guiding stitches overlaying it. With these tools everyone can complete a kit from Liberty Stitching with grace!
Liberty Stitching Company is committed to creating a future where people are utilizing the skills our nation was founded on for generations to come.