The Witch's Stitches


Summer hours

IMPORTANT: Starting July 1st, our new store hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
We will be closed on Fridays for July & August.

The shop will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
The shop will be closed July 4th for Independence Day.
The shop will be closed August 4th - 10th as Diana will be on a well-deserved vacation!


Welcome to The Witch’s Stitches Fabric and Needle Arts Shop! Our charming, renovated 18th century building houses the finest 100% cotton and wool fabrics (over 4,500 bolts!), as well as a wide assortment of quilt books, patterns, kits and notions.  But, we understand that machine needles aren’t the only needles our customers like to use.  We also carry a wide range of cross stitch, needlepoint, punch needle, Mill Hill bead and embroidery patterns, fabrics, floss and kits. We’ve added yarn and accessories for knitters and crochet enthusiasts, tatting, hand-dyed wools for those who love applique and even basic instruction kits for introducing your favorite youngster to the joy of needle work!

In addition, our shop now boasts a beautiful new showroom where we sell Janome sewing machines from “Hello Kitty” starter models,  through perfect portable styles for taking to class and including those great combination machines that sew, quilt and embroider!  Come in for a test drive today!

Have you always wanted to learn one or more of the skills mentioned above?  Enjoy one of our many classes offered throughout the year in our well-lit and spacious class room.  And, if you just need advice on a color choice, measurement or if you’re stuck with a project you just can’t figure out, stop by and let one of our gifted staff help you.

We are a “shop”, not just a store.  Helping our customers make their crafting vision a reality is the best part of our day.  We’re here to assist, admire and inspire.  We love to see what you’ve done as well as to help you “do”!


The Witch's Stitches



In 2013 I opened the doors of The Witch's Stitches with the idea of creating a shop that's all about FUN.

Here you'll see models of projects displayed in little vignettes such as precious quilts in a baby's nursery or country runners atop old crates with a chicken and eggs surrounding it! We also provide for the "non-quilters" with a "man chair"  and a supply of magazines with gears and gadgets in them!

But, I'll bet you can guess that the most frequently asked question, besides "Is this on sale?" is "Where did you get the name of your shop? " Primarily I wanted the name to reflect the offerings in our shop. So, Stitches seems to cover all aspects of sewing. Secondly, I wanted the name to be remembered. The Witch's Stitches rhymes AND tends to be cute enough to be remembered. Finally and most importantly, I think that creativity, in all its various forms, IS magic! So the name really fits what we and our customers do here.

Because - The "magic" truly is in your hands!


We offer a variety of classes in quilting, needlepoint, felting, knitting, and more for all skill levels. For a complete schedule of our current offerings click here, call, or visit us on facebook!

To register for a class choose one of the following options:

1. Call our shop at 607–358–4016 and provide us with your class choice(s) and credit card information. For your protection please speak with an associate.  Do NOT include credit card information in a voice or e-mail message.

2. Stop by our shop and provide us with your class choice(s) along with your payment, which can be cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover


There's lots to love at The Witch's Stitches.

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Quilting & Fabrics

We carry over 4,500 bolts of the finest quality 100% cottons from Moda, Hoffman, P&B, Northcott, Marcus Brothers, Timeless Treasures, Robert Kaufman, RJR, Quilting Treasures, Benartex, and so much more! We have the area’s largest selection of batiks, Civil War reproductions, flannels, 30′s prints, oriental and contemporary fabrics as well as fabrics for every holiday year ’round. There are books and patterns to inspire you as well as models and kits by Happy Hollows, Pieced Tree and Foxwood Crossings to entice you! We will also gladly special order any available title or notion we do not stock.  Shipping to you is always available.  And, yes, we will create a kit to order!


Patterns & Books

In stock  we carry an entire wall filled with traditional, contemporary, and fun and funky patterns and books for quilts. But, did you know we also carry patterns for totes, wallets, iPad and cell phone carriers?  We have applique patterns for: wall hangings and mini-quilts; paper-piecing sets for tree skirts and pictures; patterns and supplies for penny rugs, candle mats and wool projects; patterns for aprons,  Quillows, pillows, table runners, hot-pot carriers and so much more!  And, have you seen the Man Cave books?


Needle Arts

Our quality threads include Aurifil, Mettler, Janome and Sulky Blendables.  Need floss?  Weeks, DMC, Kreinik, Valdani, Gentle Arts and Shaker are stocked in various finishes and colors. We carry Mill Hill beads and kits; accent and novelty buttons, Aida linen, and needlepoint fabrics; perforated papers, embroidery transfer papers and computer transfer sheets for a customized project. We’ve added tools, kits and patterns for punch needle as well as a new supply of complete kits for embroidery, cross stitch and needlepoint!  Instruction books and FREE patterns are always available!


Totes, Wallets, & Bags

The designers are not the only ones who can make adorable handbags!  We carry a great selection of contemporary, red, white and black and faux leathers perfect for creating that one-of-a-kind bag for your or our favorite someone!  Accessories include handles, over-sized and novelty buttons, BagEBottoms, interfacings, chains, zippers and bling!  And, you’ll love our slat-wall filled with patterns!


Knitting & Crocheting

We currently house a unique selection of high-quality wool and acrylic yarns, needles and accessories for those who prefer yarn to thread!  Not sure how to knit or crochet? Be sure to check our class listings on facebook or our blog for our upcoming beginner lessons in both!



Looking a unique gift?  Stop by our Gift Shop for beautifully scented AnnaMari soy candles in delicious Bakery Scents and made here in Horseheads, NY.  Pick up a box of chocolates or flavored coffee made here in New York!  Select a beautiful glass topper or novelty wine glass for that grape lover or choose a copper quilt-block ornament, puzzle or book themed for your favorite needle artist.  Cards and kits are also on display!  Come in and see what’s new for every season!


Click a category below to view the brands we offer within that field. Not seeing what you’re looking for? Give us a shout! We try our best to accommodate any and all requests.


We are both grateful and excited to be the newest member of Janome's distributing family! For those unfamiliar with Janome machines feel free to learn more about their fantastic capabilities on their website by clicking here or by test driving one yourself! Visit our newly renovated, Janome space and gain real hands on experience with the machines to understand for yourself the ease, and possibilities that is Janome. We know you won't be disappointed. We have several of Janome's Memory Craft Machines right here in house with ranges in models from the 15000 to the Hello Kitty special edition! Also available at our store are accessories, parts, and servicing you can't get anywhere else. Not to mention FREE training sessions for anyone who Purchases their Janome here, at The Witch's Stitches.


Is there something we can help you with? Looking for a unique product? Have a brilliant suggestion for a class? Let us know! We love feedback as well as helping people like you find what they need to keep the creative juices flowing. Feel free to fill out the contact form below or call/visit us anytime during business hours. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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18 Canal Street
Big Flats, NY 14814

(607) 358 - 4016

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Closed December 25th 2021 - January 3rd 2022

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