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Left in Stitches Inc

Contact: Chris Sutter
Work 905 I St Fortuna CA 95540 Work Phone: (707) 617-2540 Website: Left in Stiches, Inc.
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Biographical Info

Comprehensive sewing solutions for the apparel and textile industry.

Highlights: textile, contract production, design services, job shop, new product prototype, small batch production

Left In Stitches, Inc. is a contract sewing company that offers product design and development for the apparel and textile industry offer services from prototyping to production.

Manufacturer of

  • Textile products sewn for other designers.
  • Left in Stitches has their own product line called Sofrina Home Collections (separate manufacturer’s sheet)

Benefits of Product

Left-in-Stitches is the only Contract Sewing facility in operation in the North Coast Region.

More listed below.

Business Inquiry:  How does someone contact business if interested?

Step 1: Send us a letter via E-mail or US Mail outlining your product line, time line and quantities desired, along with a brief summary of your production plan. This will help Left-in-Stitches staff match the quality of your product to your end customer. Please also include any photos, spec-sheets and fabric swatches you are comfortable sending.

Left-in-Stiches staff will promptly review your Product Line and determine if Left In Stitches, Inc. has the proper equipment and time available for your products.

Upon approval, Left In Stitches, Inc. will send out their Information Package immediately. This will include the necessary information and paperwork for you to begin work with Left In Stitches, Inc. The package will include Left In Stitches, Inc.’s Confidentiality Agreement as well as Policies and Procedures.

Step 2: After receiving your Information Package, please read through the package and sign the Agreement forms needed to start your product. All the information comes in an easy-to-read and concise format. All phases of product development proceed using an easy step-by-step process, so you’re always in the comfort-zone with any commitment.

Left In Stitches, Inc. will produce one Sample to your specifications. It will be sent to you for approval. This will allow Left-in-Stiches to move forward from there. Again, this is a step by step process giving customers the advantage of making changes as the project develops. Once your product meets your approval; Typically, Left-in-Stiches staff will proceed with production of 10 units, the same size and color to determine your best unit cost. The unit price will also be determined by the quantity of your order.

  • Of course any adjustments and changes can be made by you or suggestions by Left-in-Stiches (with your approval) during any of the detailed processes, via e-mail, fax or by phone.

Manufacturing of small or medium size batch for

  • New  product
  • Just-in-Time inventory:  (As long as the patterns have been worked out.)
  • Local product production,
  • Recycled content production –  See the Sofrina line for more details

Production:  Materials Used

  • Fabric and other textile related supplies

Manufacturing Present: (product list)

  • Products for other companies include swimwear for adults and children, children’s clothing, Women’s clothing, Men’s Clothing, Home décor items.

Business Services (for other companies)

As one of the few sewing contractor facilities that specialize in working with small businesses and startup companies as well as industrial sewing, Left in Stitches provides creative design and development from concept to production.

They will guide the business through the entire process from; pattern drafting and grading, sample-prototype sewing, cut and sew production runs and sourcing of materials.

Innovator Services:

  • Design
  • New product prototype assistance
  • Small batch production
  • Other (See below)


Left-in-Stiches owner, Chris Sutter, has 29 years of experience and will work with small companies and designers.  This is the only company of this type in the larger North Coast region.

Other skills, specializations

Specialize in:

Sample Sewing,

Contract Sewing

Pattern Drafting

Industrial Sewing

Pattern Grading

Sourcing of Materials

Product Design and Development

Prototype Sewing

Equipment (include equipment not in use now)

Industrial sewing machines, Stack cutter, snap press, heat press.

Categories: Apparel/Textile, Design Services, Job Shop, New Product Prototype, Small Batch Production