Our Story


Kathryn and Mackenzie bonded over their love of spending time with friends, exploring Chicago, and all things needlepoint. Third Coast Stitches was born out of those shared passions and a need for a local needlepoint shop in downtown Chicago that was accessible to city dwellers. Our name is a nod to Lake Michigan, and the California and Massachusetts coasts that we grew up on. 

We hope Third Coast Stitches will become your go-to needlepoint shop wherever you might live, whether that is to grab a skein of thread you ran out of or to stop by with a bottle of wine and stitch with us for a bit or via our online website! We offer a wide variety of hand painted canvases, including keychains, eyeglass cases, pillows, stockings, and more. Our canvases are handpicked by Mackenzie & Kathryn and supplied from needlepoint designers internationally. Our shop stocks beautiful and unique canvases, including a Chicago themed collection. We also offer a range of thread, needlepoint accessories, and other needlepoint-related goods. 

In addition to in-store and online shopping, TCS offers finishing services for leather goods, acrylic trays & coasters, pillows, stockings, and more. We also offer Sip & Stitch sessions, classes, charity shopping events, and birthday parties!

If you are a Chicago native or visiting the Windy City for a weekend, please stop by! And if you're a customer from afar, check out our robust website that we update frequently. 
We have a lovely stitching space & are BYOB: Feel free to swing by anytime to stitch & chat or swing by on Wednesday evenings or Thursday mornings for our biweekly stitch! For more information about Third Coast take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions. We're looking forward to helping you find your next project, get you started on your first needlepoint project, or bringing your stitched project to life as a finished item.