A stitch in time: Sew What Destin opens doors in Palmetto Plaza

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 02:38 PM.

"We were retired and bored, plus we all sold our big houses and we were living in small condos and our sewing machines were taking over, so we needed a workshop anyway," joked Tway of the three large industrial sewing machines, multiple smaller machines, countless bolts of fabric and hundreds of spools of thread that were taking up too much room in their new, smaller condos.

Tway said the best part about opening the business is that it's a family affair. "Everyone helps when we need them, even the grandsons and sons when we have a big order or shows."

In an interview with The Log, Tway said that although Hall isn't blood family, "she has always been one of my children."

"Years ago, when my son was in high school, Hall and my son used to date, so that’s how we met originally," said Tway.

Tway said even though the teen romance didn't work out, the families have kept in touch throughout the years.

"So, a few years ago when I had surgery I asked Hall to come to Destin to take care of me until I felt better, and to see if she liked the area," Tway said.

The rest is kind of history, said Tway. "We've all been sewing in some way our entire lives and we all have our own areas."

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