About Us

At The Children’s Corner Store, we celebrate the art of sewing through our quality fabric, patterns, notions and instruction. We focus on all children’s clothing trends, not just our heirloom and classical roots. In our shop, we offer a weekly Sit And Sew, a full schedule of single-day sewing classes, in addition to special multi-day sewing events.

In addition to our quality products and instruction, we offer custom pleating services including cut/sew/pleats. We pleat fabric for bishops and straight yoke sections. Online we offer pleated inserts. If you desire other items to be pleated, call us at (615) 292-1746 to arrange for your pleating services.

Our History

More than 40 years ago, four Nashville young women had a vision of sharing their love and experience of sewing with others across the country. This vision became Children's Corner. In the 1970s, there were not many options readily available for sewing patterns for children, especially heirloom-inspired pieces. Much of the sewing in the southern region of the United States traces its roots to a few early teachers who developed the classic patterns we know and love today.

One of these influential pattern designers, Elizabeth Travis Johnson, taught classes and inspired many women in Nashville in the 1970's as she taught at the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. With the support and knowledge of Ms. Johnson, the founders of Children's Corner set out to translate her incredible classic styles and techniques to home sewers. Children's Corner Patterns soon became the gold standard of children's heirloom sewing patterns. Having been involved since the beginning, Lezette Thomason and Ginger Caldwell, faithfully poured tireless energy, passion and commitment into producing more than 250 patterns over a period of 40 years.

As we look toward the future, we do so with the grounding in the past. Our designs balance timeless classics with an eye for modern trends. We love seeing children dressed as children, and will strive to equip you to achieve this as well. Our journey this far has taught us that sewing is much more than a hobby, it's a culture. 

Our Store

Masks required, thank you!
Monday to Friday:
 9:30am-4:00pm CT
Saturday: 10am-2pm CT


Just off I-65, south of downtown Nashville.
718 Thompson Lane, Suite 104
Nashville, TN 37204

Our Team

Karen Gooch & Emily Douglas, Owners

It’s been a whirlwind for Emily Douglas and Karen Gooch since they became the owners of The Children’s Corner Store in 2013. Both longtime customers and avid seamstresses, the duo has put their own stamp on the shop, while honoring and maintaining its traditions and heirloom legacy of more than 40 years. 

Karen, co-owner of the Children’s Corner Store, rediscovered her love for sewing, kindled by her grandmother, when she came to a Sit & Sew several years ago.

Emily, co-owner of the Children’s Corner Store, fell in love with children’s sewing when she took her first smocking class a decade ago. The mother of a young daughter and son, Emily is passionate about the art of sewing and the sense of community that define the Children’s Corner. She has a master’s degree in higher education administration and a background in development.