Meet The Owner

Catherine Batcho

Catherine began sewing at a very young age and quickly learned that it was a skill that would never leave her side. As time passed, sewing grew from a life-long hobby into a professional career as she decided to pursue fashion design in college and attend Philadelphia University. Here she gained extensive technical expertise in pattern-making, draping and professional construction techniques. Following college, Catherine began work at a local Philadelphia bridal designer and boutique, Maria Romia. This was followed by another move, this time to working in NY City for Liz Claiborne and later for New York and Company. Here she gained experience working in both design/product development and technical design.

Her final move brought her back to her hometown of Pittsburgh to open Cut & Sew Studio, opened in December of 2007. In her years back in Pittsburgh Catherine has also done custom sewing and alteration work and worked as an adjunct professor of fashion at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. In recent years she stepped back from those roles to focus solely on running her business at Cut & Sew Studio and teaching. Catherine has been teaching for 10 years and has over 30 years experience in sewing, she hopes to share her love and passion for sewing with all of her students!

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