Every week, we'll shine the SPOTLIGHT on a local business in the "Shop Burlington County First" program, the "buy local" initiative created by Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and its regional partners, the Burlington County Bridge Commission and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce. 


Freeholder-Director Kate Gibbs invites you to "Shop Burlington County First":
"Our buy-local program supports Burlington County's local businesses and promotes the unique goods and services they offer. Through this program, we are keeping Burlington County's local economy strong and growing." 

This Week's Spotlight on:

This Week’s SPOTLIGHT On:

Just Make It Sew

316 Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown, NJ  08505


Representing Downtown Bordentown Association

Just Make It Sew is a fashion sewing studio and fabric boutique located in historic downtown Bordentown.

Just Make It Sew offers a variety of goods and services related to fashion sewing and focuses on three things:

  • Providing fashion sewing lessons, classes and workshops to individuals of all ages over the age of 7,
  • Selling designer and designer quality fashion fabric, materials, supplies and patterns from independent pattern makers
  • Custom sewing

Their unique collection of designer and designer quality fabrics and notions is

carefully curated and coordinated with you in mind - and constantly changing.

In the store, you will find owner JoAnn Witherow, along with other people, anxious to help. JoAnn has a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retailing from LIM in NYC and a degree from FIDM in Los Angeles for Fashion Design.

She has spent her entire career in the fashion industry, having worked at Bloomingdale's, Bergdorf Goodman and Barney's in New York and managing stores for JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts, before starting Just Make It Sew.

JoAnn is certified by Palmer Pletsch to teach Pattern Fitting. She welcomes your suggestions as to how they could best serve you.

HOURS:  Tues. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. & Thur. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fri.10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. closed.  (Open occasionally other times for special workshops.)  Check their website for upcoming schedules classes and workshops. 

(Expires Sept. 29, 2018)

33 White St.
Mount Holly
33 White St.
Mount Holly
33 White St.
Mount Holly

Why Buy Local?

If each household in Burlington County spent just $10 more each month at Burlco businesses, the resulting annual impact to the local economy would be about $19.9 MILLION DOLLARS!

For every $100 spent locally in independently owned stores, shops and restaurants, $44 to $83 is re-circulated in the local economy.  When $100 is spent in national chains, only $14 to $43 stays in the local economy.

How we all benefit by shopping Burlington County:

  • Keep Burlington County's economy strong and growing.
  • Embrace local businesses, which create 80% of new jobs and often provide better wages and benefits
  • Save time and money and protect the environment. Shopping locally saves travel time and gas money
  • Get great products and services at competitive prices at any of Burlington County's 8,000 one-of-a-kind, independent businesses 
  • Create a sense of community. Community groups get 350% more support from local business owners than non-locally owned businesses.

Make your Pledge to Shop Burlington County!


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