Pricing My Custom Work

I have discussed some aspects of pricing in the past. It is actually challenging to find the right price points for my products and my work. As a custom sewing studio, I don’t create a design and then have it manufactured.  (Although I have some ideas….)...
Poignant Memory Pillow with Embroidery

Poignant Memory Pillow with Embroidery

  My customer sent a shirt that was precious to her. We talked about some aspects of what she wanted done with the shirt. But it is often hard to know what I am dealing with until I receive the shirt. I was surprised at how worn the shirt was. It was threadbare!   The...
Polo Memory Pillows

Polo Memory Pillows

Pillow-making has continued as a popular way to preserve special memories. I recently completed a batch of mostly polo shirts and thought that a contrast binding would look nice. I’m really happy with the result. I used a simple overlapped opening in the bag....
Annie’s Audrey Hepburn Style

Annie’s Audrey Hepburn Style

Annie has been venturing into all kinds of interesting fashion classes. (Why, oh why, did I study engineering? Not that I am a fashionista. But seeing her creative projects makes me envious that I spent so much time learning calculus, differential equations,...
Grandpa’s Sweater Turned into Cowl and Clutch

Grandpa’s Sweater Turned into Cowl and Clutch

I had the honor of creating two special memory items using a sweater and turkey shirt that belonged to my customer’s grandfather. She wanted a cowl and clutch like the ones I had previously made. We worked back and forth on ideas and settled on using the top...