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Sewing business opens in Mathews C.H.

This and That Custom Creations—a sewing business—opened recently on Church Street in Mathews Court House.

Owner Yvonne Rich of Mathews operates the business from an office she shares with her husband, Frank, who owns Bay & River Insurance, an independent agency selling multiple lines and types of insurance. She sells insurance for him and both are licensed agents.

Rich said she had good people to learn from, as her grandmother operated a sewing business at home and her mother worked for a sewing factory in Richmond.

Rich custom makes clothes, handbags, scarves and other articles of clothing for men and women. She also does repairs. Although she doesn’t run a fabric store, Rich said she does offer her materials for sale. She hand sews and uses several sewing machines for various types of jobs.

The couple are also school bus drivers in Mathews; she for 20 years and he for five. They also run a concierge service in Mathews, cutting lawns and running errands. Prev...

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