Looking for great sewing & tailoring in the Charlottesville Virginia area?
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You’ve just arrived to the website and blog for Blue Thimble Sewing. If you’d like to find out more about Blue Thimble Sewing (and need a clothing item sewn or tailored) go here. If you’d like to learn a little bit about sewing terminology, words and terms…stick around.
Hey there. My name is Jeff, I’m Elisabeth’s husband and the guy who created this website and blog for her business Blue Thimble Sewing. (I’m also the guy who bugged her nonstop to get a business card , official business license, bank account and…viola…this website) In making this site I had to do some research with my number 1 source: the owner.
So the other night, notebook in hand, I sat down and harassed her for all the sewing terminology she could tolerate to reveal …so that I could use some of it in this site and sound like I knew what I was talking about. (This was slightly less thrilling for her I think than pulling teeth for our dogs mouth or clipping the dogs toenails)
So alas… I was able to get the terms out of her while agitating her only slightly . (Agitated that I might actually use all the terms on the site and make a big geeky sewing terminology mess.) HA! I would never do such a thing my dear…
So- out of love and respect and a good joke… here they ALL are… in all their geeky glorious details: the sewing terms words and vernacular you always wanted to know but never asked….
Types of Stitches
Types of Seams
Types of Material
Types of Weaves
Types of Fabric and Weight: (Weight: L=Lightweight, M=Medium Weight, H= Heavy Weight)
Thimble (blue preferably)
Machines (in her studio)
Singer 20u (commercial)
Singer Overlock Surger
Pro grade iron and ironing board
Socks?- XXX (does not work on socks)
Shoes? – XXX (does not work on shoes)
T-shirts?- XXX- (does not….but I’ve seen her do it a million times)
Underwear?- XXX XXX XXX XXX- don’t even ask…
So there ya go. That was most of the list.
My eyes are glazing over right now as I write this. (I hope yours haven’t and you are absolutely riveted to my every last….detailed…geeky…word)
Thanks for reading!!!
AND Thanks to my dear lovely wife Elisabeth…. for tolerating my incessant pushing to be the awesome business owner with a cool website that she now is.
I hope this site connects you with lots of great people who value your great work and provides fulfillment, abundance and joy !
We would love to hear from you:
Call or email us or submit our online form below to request further information, estimates or assistance. We look forward to your sewing project!
Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm
Call us: (434) 922-1229
Email Us: [email protected]
Appointment Only Address:
1780 Sourwood Place
Charlottesville, VA 22911