Growing up around pretty fabrics, trims and sewing machines seemed like a natural thing and I just assumed everyone else did too. But as I got older I realized that growing up in a custom home decor sewing business had been a gift not a norm.
I'm just glad I was smart enough to pay attention.
I was fascinated watching my mother create all of these different designs. She would work on these items, calculating, cutting, sewing and then installing and it always seemed to turn out just right every time. Little did I know just how much pressure really went with it?
Mother was very particular with her work and would not let me touch it too often, after all she was being paid to produce and productivity had to be profitable. It was her main source of living and she just seemed to thrive in it.
Sewing provided a means for Mom to be able to stay home with her children. I have many memories of coming in after school heading to the studio and seeing her hard at work to get a job done.
Well mother does still sew but not nearly anywhere like she use to. I did end up working with her off and on from late teens until I was 29 and for the next 20 years I took up where I left off with her and ventured out on my own; sewing custom home decor so that I could keep a flexible schedule for my family.
I eventually found my main interest leaned toward making slipcovers, that was what I enjoyed the most. I knew there were not many around that make slipcovers and it seemed to be a dying art. So I decided to narrow my services down to just specializing in slipcovers and some accessories.
If you are in the market for slipcovers and are interested in finding out more about them, I have written another article in greater detail called 'Slipcovers 101'. It's intended to help you understand some of what goes behind making decisions about slipcovers, such as ‘How to find a contractor’, ‘What type of fabric to use’, ‘How much will it cost’ and ‘Do you want to make it yourself’.
I invite you to give it a read and if you should have any questions I did not cover, please let me know. I always enjoy talking with those that are interested.
If you would like more information on this I encourage you to contact me, I always enjoy knowing when someone has been by for a visit and enjoyed their stay or see room for improvement. Ask me any question you may have if I did not touch on it here, there is always more to learn. Leave a comment.
who am I?
After 30 years in the sewing industry one tends to learn a few things.