Atlanta Institute of Stitches & Crafts

American Made Since 2012

Sarah Lodato

Atlanta, Georgia
We're a school for modern crafting in Atlanta, GA! From original products to community workshops, we aim to spread crafty love far & wide.

Tell us about your business.

The Atlanta Institute of Stitches & Crafts was born from a passion for handmade & the empowerment to make something yourself. Sarah grew up in a creative household, with a mom that always responded to her desperate shopping pleas with "we can make that!". Realizing she wouldn't always get what she wanted in the shops, she shadowed her mom during late night sewing sprees to really learn how to make it all herself. In true apprentice style, she snipped her moms threads, loaded the embroidery hoops, and took on traditional crafts before she knew the bond she was forming with her beloved materials. After earning her degree in Anthropology Sarah was a bit unsure of where to go next. Her love for school was losing a battle for her love of crafting, and she decided to follow her dream to be her own boss, make things she loved everyday, and spend as much time as possible sewing! Now she spends her days scouting out the most beautiful supplies, to inspire others the way she was inspired.

What makes your business stand out?

We strive to create an all-inclusive craft environment, blending traditional crafts for the modern maker, inspiring others to reach outside their limits and explore tactile inspiration. We want knitters to sew, paper crafters to knit, and generally bring together those communities to make their world a more beautiful space, together.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Form bonds, talk business later. Everything I do is about forming relationships, and it makes every day that much more enriching.

Comments (0)


Mark Your Calendar

    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

    See past Award Winners
    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

    Buy Tickets Now
    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

    Buy Tickets Now
    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

    Learn More

More Finalists

  • 2014 Audience Choice Winner
    Self taught metal artist opened up a gallery on bridge-less low country island 13+ years ago to specialize in handcrafting coastal sculptures.
    Crafts, Recycled, Upcycled, Vintage Crafts
  • 2014 Crafts Finalist


    Emily Rodgers
    Emy + Annie provides handmade children’s toys that are not only eco-friendly, but budget-friendly as well.
  • 2014 Crafts Finalist

    Rewined Candles

    Adam Fetsch
    We strive to turn discarded items into beautifully designed, functional products. Our process is simple but our craftsmanship is extraordinary.
    Crafts, Nature Crafts
  • 2014 Food Finalist
    We craft the finest all-natural tea-infused ice cream that offers distinctive flavor, a creamy texture and finishes clean off the palate.
    Food, Sweets & Baked Goods