Sue O'Very-Pruitt

Location: Tampa, Fl

Hobbies: Art, Sewing, Machine embroidery, Quilting, Walking, Reading, Theather, Live music and going to the movies

Favorite Type of Sewing: Digitizing for In the Hoop and machine embroidery, small accessories and quilting!

Sue is the owner of Sookie Sews, formerly Sue O'Very Designs. She is a sewing, serger, and machine embroidery pattern designer, artist, blogger and YouTuber. Sue is proudly a BERNINA Ambassador stitching on her BERNINA 790 Plus, BERNINA L460, Bernette b37, Bernette b48. Her background is costume design, fashion design and small leather goods design.

Sue teaches her machine embroidery techniques nationwide at in-person classes, at Craftsy, on her YouTube channel ( and her on-line sewing school, Sookie Bee Sewing Academy ( Sue is an Ambassador for many elite brands such as Laurastar, Daylight Company, Aurifil, Oliso, and Famore Cutlery. Her two books are Pocket Guide to Stabilizers and Pocket Guide to Notions where she showcases her two strengths of machine embroidery and notion knowhow.

She recently was recently married to the love of her life Joey, has a sweet daughter named Heidi, two step-daughters Molly and Abby, and two Japanese Chins Kiwi and Kenji. When you met Sue in person you are sure to be inspired, laugh and learn. Sue says the best part of her job is teaching and seeing the enthusiasm when they stitch up one of her designs or patterns.