Do you own a boat, pontoon, camper or anything else that may require a new Cover, Bimini, Mooring or Awning? If so, Anna Fausett, AKA, Needle Chick has you covered.
Anna started her career in industrial sewing in 1990 while working for Whitman Saddle Inc.in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She started cutting out reins and bridles, advancing to sewing chaps for English horse riders. After the death of a co-worker, she was asked to start sewing for the company. From 2012-2014, Anna worked for Crest Marine in Owosso and Quality Awning in Lansing from 2014-2020. “Business last year was greatly affected due to the pandemic, because of that, I was looking at unemployment. My husband Bobby, suggested we start an industrial sewing business out of our Ovid home, thus, Needle Chick was launched in June of last year,” she said.
Needle Chick mostly does total re-sews for boat covers, moorings and bimini’s. Anna also makes custom boat covers. “I have had many customers who want to bring me their old covers to use as a pattern, I simply won’t do it due to the fact that I can’t guarantee a perfect fit or snap placement. I do my own measurements and create a new custom cover that I know my customer will be happy with. I absolutely love working with my hands and creating covers for our customers. Our response so far has been awesome.“ she said. Customers also have the convenience of dropping off and picking up after 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Anna also pro-vides canvas and vinyl replacement for tonneau covers, camper awning bags, grill and air conditioning covers, window replacement, swing covers and much more. She does not offer upholstery or clothing sewing.
As Spring is on the horizon, Needle Chick is gearing up for the rush before the boats go into the water this Summer. Anna is available by appointment by calling (989)666-2422. You can also find her on Facebook
by Deb Price
Anna Fausett is pictured here in the basement of her Ovid home sitting in front of her Juki Sewing Machine and Juki Serger. A peaceful summer scene mural provides a pleasant sight in her workspace. Photos by Deb Price