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Celebrating 40 Years in 2018

Updated: Jun 3, 2023

More than 40 years ago, four Nashville young women had a vision of sharing their love and experience of sewing with others across the country. This vision became Children's Corner. In the 1970s, there were not many options readily available for sewing patterns for children, especially heirloom-inspired pieces. Much of the sewing in the southern region of the United States traces its roots to a few early teachers who developed the classic patterns we know and love today.

One of these influential pattern designers, Elizabeth Travis Johnson, taught classes and inspired many women in Nashville in the 1970's as she taught at the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. With the support and knowledge of Ms. Johnson, the founders of Children's Corner set out to translate her incredible classic styles and techniques to home sewers. Children's Corner Patterns soon became the gold standard of children's heirloom sewing patterns. Having been involved since the beginning, Lezette Thomason and Ginger Caldwell, faithfully poured tireless energy, passion and commitment into producing more than 250 patterns over a period of 40 years.

For three years, we (Emily & Karen) have been the fortunate stewards of this incredible company. As we reach the milestone of 40 years in business, we reflect on the lives touched through the years. We love that as a pattern company, our craft enters your homes. We are able to help you learn a new skill, fine-tune a technique, and most importantly help you dress the beautiful little inspirations that are all around you. Throughout September 2018, we will be telling stories and asking you to remember some of yours. Join the conversation and stay connected by joining us on our Facebook group and following us on Instagram. Be on the look out for special sales and giveaways on our social media pages. As we look toward the future, we do so with the grounding in the past. Our designs balance timeless classics with an eye for modern trends. We love seeing children dressed as children, and will strive to equip you to achieve this as well. Our journey this far has taught us that sewing is much more than a hobby, it's a culture. Cheers to 40 years!

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