The Stitch-A-Ree In Historic Mill #3                      587 Main Street
 Call 315.736.4720                                                   New York Mills, N.Y.
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History & Credentials
Patty opened the "Stitch-A-Ree" on Labor day 2004 to signify her independence as a self made businesswoman.
Utica od Jan.17
2008 (quoted)

Mill like 'little inner city'
Patty Pantola has been making custom design clothing and apparel for 30 years, but it was a little more than three years ago before she found herself operating from the No. 3 Mill. 

“I call my business 'The Stitch-A-Ree' because I'm in the old factory,” Pantola said. 

The location is good and parking is OK, depending on how many people are working out at the nearby Fitness Mill health club, Pantola said. She described the atmosphere as welcoming, and said many of the tenants know each other and even utilize one another's services. 

“There are always people around the whole building,” she said. “It's kind of like a little inner city.” 
Business Profile
Whitesboro Pennysaver Sept.4th,2008

Patty Pantola
Location:587 Main St. (in the Fitness Mill Building.)
How she named the business:"Stitch-A-Ree rhymes with "factory" and it's an old factory building. Also, I've always been a spelling rebel.
Why she likes it:"I like making people happy,fixing whatever it is that needs to be fixed."
How she started:"I started sewing when I was 4 years old! My dolls needed clothes, and my mom gave me a piece of cloth and I'd put the doll down on the cloth, then cut around the doll and stitch it up.
    "I'd stand on tip toes to see my mom when she was sewing. That's how little I was."
Experience since then:"I worked eight years for Duck's back doing piece work on hunting and fishing clothes. I worked on the second floor, and it would be 110 degrees with the fans blowing. I sewed like the wind!"
     "Then I worked for 10 years for Northeast Uniform,then 10 years out of my house. This month is my 4 year anniversary of being in business for myself. I have one other person that works for me part time when I am busy.
 Most unusual creation: Men's jacket made from deerskin brought in by a hunter.
 "It was the softest ,prettiest leather material I'd ever worked with.It turned out great and he loved it."

Most common job:"Hems! There are a lot of short people who need things shortened."
               -MARY NADEAU