The Funk Family Knows Stitches!

Jan and Bud Funk founded Unique Stitches in 2003 from their garage and have grown to fill 2700 square feet of production and store room space in Tulsa, OK. Many additional family members have put their talents to good use along the way. Currently daughter, Kathy Pittenger, focuses on embroidery design and digitizing. In the summer of 2013 grandson, Carson Pittenger, assisted in digitizing and design for the family business. 

Jan Funk

Owner and President, janfunk@uniquestitchesinc.com

 Jan Funk, Owner and President

Jan Funk, Owner and President

Jan brings more than 40 years of expertise to Unique Stitches’ custom sewing and embroidery projects. She is a fourth-generation seamstress, and an experienced business owner and manager. She has owned or managed several fabric stores in Oklahoma and Texas. Unique Stitches Inc. began as Fashions by Jan, a home sewing business, in the 1960’s. She is also a sales associate with Fabricut, Inc., the fifth largest fabric wholesaler in the world. Jan has served as a judge for the Wool Growers of America “Make It With Wool” competition for several years. Her creativity with needle and thread gives Unique Stitches its style and vision. Jan and Bud have been married for over 40 years. In her spare time, Jan has volunteered for the United Way’s “Day of Caring” for the past five years.

C.J. Bud Funk, CPA

Cofounder

 C.J. Bud Funk, CPA

C.J. Bud Funk, CPA

Bud brought a wealth of experience in the management of finances, resources, and people to Unique Stitches. His background included both business ownership and executive management positions with organizations in the oil, aerospace, education, retail, and construction industries as well as in the fabric and custom sewing fields. He was an active member in professional organizations for CPAs both locally and nationally in addition to membership in the National Network of Embroidery Professionals. Bud’s knowledge and experience provided Unique Stitches with a solid business foundation. Bud was originally from Oklahoma City, and had also lived in Kansas, South Carolina, and Texas. He was one of 12 Eagle Scouts in the Funk family and had been an active Boy Scout leader for many years. In his spare time Bud enjoyed traveling in his motor home, camping, wood working, and home improvements. Bud passed away several years ago and his presence is missed.

Kathy Pittenger

Embroidery & Design Digitizing, kathy@uniquestitchesinc.com

 Kathy Pittenger

Kathy Pittenger

Kathy Pittenger is an OSU graduate, with a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and a Business Minor. By combining her savvy business sense and panache for great hospitality, she provides superior service to our customers and delivers the high-quality embroidery and design digitizing Unique Stitches’ customers have come to enjoy. 

Kathy, daughter of Jan and Bud, enjoys camping and cooking with her husband and high school sweetheart of 25 years and her fantastic 16-year-old son.