Featured Vendor

Ann Hart
Sofa Handbags

Our very first featured vendor is Ann Hart. Ann has been a vendor for the past 3 years, she can also be found at least one day a week, if not more often, behind the counter at stitch. Booth 256 can be found on the upper level at Stitch and is filled will with all sorts of beautiful, handcrafted items. Ann is a self taught seamstress. I believe she can make just about anything! She says she learned her skills by taking things apart to see how they went together.

The inception of “Sofa Handbags” (sofahandbags.com)

Sofa Handbags


After coming across some “funky sofa upholstery remnants,” Ann and her two daughters decided to see what they could do with this funky, heavy material. They found the material to be excellent for handbags. In 2003 they started their own company, “Sofa Handbags”.

Sofa Handbags and totes have been sold in stores in Pennsylvania and New York City, and they have been featured at juried art shows.

Although Ann’s daughters have since moved on, Ann’s sewing room in McAlisterville, PA still doubles as Sofa’s factory. Of course, each handbag is handmade, just as they were when Sofa Handbags was founded.

Booth 293 primarily sells Sofa Handbags, however Ann has a few quilt wall hangings for sale as well. These quilts are her own creation, it turns out that Ann is an accomplished quilter as well. She was the 3rd place winner of the machine quilted bed cover piece at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Despite winning in the machine category, she did not use one! And her 3rd place quilt had 3,080 pieces! Ann shares her gift and knowledge of quilting knowledge too, as a teacher. 

256 Quilt

In addition to Sofa Handbags, quilts, the quilting guild, and serving as president of the Friends of the Juniata County Library, she also knits and crochets! Her handmade scarves, doilies, and various items can be found at Stitch.

256 dolies

Knits 256

So, next time you are at Stitch in Time, be sure to visit the booth Ann has filled with so many unique, handmade items. She might even be working that day and you could be lucky enough to meet this talented and lovely lady!


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