Meet the Staff

Nicola, the owner and founder of Hipstitch, is the eldest of 14 children.  She began sewing her own clothes around age 11. As a young adult, Nicola came to the US from  Stoke,-on-Trent England and landed on the island of Nantucket. There she worked in a sewing store and developed a line of purses which she sold in boutiques across the U.S. After settling down in Newton, MA, she has followed her entrepreneurial spirit by opening Hipstitch!

 is a Pennsylvania native and life-long crafting enthusiast.  Her sewing skills were built over the years with help from her mother, self-tutelage (thanks, internet!), and summer work at an alterations shop. She loves working with kids of all ages, has a degree in education, and even spent two years teaching English to elementary-aged children in Beijing! 

Kate holds a BA in Photography with a minor in Art History, and worked in human resources for years. She is an avid crafter, passionate re-creator, and ardent painter. After having her two sons, Kate returned to her artistic roots, teaching and working with children of many ages. Her creative gifts and love for teaching are paramount to everything she does at Hipstitch! 

Paulina is a third-year student at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC studying fashion design and photography. She began working at HipStitch her sophomore year of Newton North High School and fell in love. Her little family and home-away-from-home have kept her sewing skills adept and the creativity flowing.