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Sew it up is a professional clothing alternation business located in Burnsville, Minnesota. We specialize in Bridal Alterations, including but not limited to wedding gowns, bridal party attire, suits/tuxedos, etc..  We are a one-women shop, ran solely by alterations specialist, Kathy Peterson.


Sew it up started in 2005 in the basement of our home in Hermantown, Minnesota. Not long after moving into our Hermantown home, the Army called my husband Blaine to active duty. All we knew at that time was that he could possibly be gone for 12-18 months on deployment to Iraq. I was working for an alterations company in Cloquet, MN at the time and my husband encouraged me to purchase the equipment and supplies needed to run a business out of our home while he was gone. He said his mind would be at ease if he didn’t have to worry about me on the road and our son in daycare every day. So I put in my equipment and supply orders, Blaine built my sewing room, and I put in my 2-week notice at work.  I’m fortunate to say I haven’t had to “go back to work” since.

After 15 years in business, I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a stay at home mom and provide a professional alterations business to my community.  Now that Blaine and I are "empty-nesters", we've decided it's time for a change in scenery.  Blaine accepted a job near the Twin Cities and we've planted new roots in Burnsville, Minnesota in March of 2020.  We're very excited for this new chapter in our lives, and I'm looking forward to helping new clientele in the Twin Cities area.

I have an extensive career learning under many very talented seamstresses, starting at home watching my mother. As a high school student, I worked in an alterations department of an upscale department store, and in college I worked for a dry-cleaner and bridal shop. I know what works and what doesn’t. I can take one look at a garment on a body and be able to tell what it will take in order to create a proper fit.

As I continue to ask new customers how they heard about me, I find majority seems to be through Social Media outlets such as Facebook, Google or word of mouth. Check out the Sew it up Facebook Page to see pictures of my work and fun projects I've had to pleasure to create for others.




My story starts in North Dakota. I was raised in a family of “do it yourselfers”. If something needed fixing, my parents always tried to do it themselves before soliciting help. . .  { find out more }

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