About Blue Thimble Sewing- Charlottesville, VA

About The Blue Thimble Sewing Business & Studio

Blue Thimble Sewing has been operating in the Charlottesville, Virginia area since 2007. The Blue Thimble Sewing studio is located in the quaint neighborhood of Hollymead /Forest Lakes north of Charlottesville, just beyond the Route 29 Rivanna river bridge and adjacent to the Kohls/Target/Harris Teeter shopping area.

Studio Appointments: All visits to the studio are by appoinment only. Call or email first and visit us anytime! We’re happy to speak to you about your project. (434) 922-1229


The Blue Thimble Sewing Studio is outfitted with both modern and classic tools, machines and notions to complete your project: Numerous commercial and standard sewing machines, cover stitch machine, surger, ironing board, fitting mannequins, mirrors, fitting space and a beautiful custom built design, pattern and cutting table by professional woodworker Michael Dixon.


About Owner-Master Seamstress  Elisabeth Zillinger

Blue Thimble Sewing owner and founder, Elisabeth Zillinger has been sewing professionally for 30 years. Originally from Austria, she received a masters degree (1991) in dressmaking, fashion-clothing and tailoring. Her work experience includes numerous years with Magda Rose Jones fashion clothing designs and Erina Fashion.

In 1996 Elisabeth moved from Vienna, Austria to Bethesda, Maryland in the United States. She worked both as a professional nanny and seamstress. In 1997 she began her own sewing company, Goddesswear and for ten years provided custom original alterations, sewing and tailoring for hundreds of smiling customers in the Maryland, Northern Virginia and DC areas. In 2007 she moved with her family (pictured above Jeff & Jeremy) to Charlottesville VA and in 2008 established Blue Thimble Sewing.


About Blue Thimble Sewing  Quality & Business Ethic


Blue Thimble Sewing is passionate about it’s services and customers and offers only the best workmanship and impeccably detailed final project pieces. Blue Thimble Sewing prides itself in offering the most conscientious work ethic that is considerate of you and your project: communication, time, deadlines, budget & quality. Blue Thimble Sewing work is 100% quality and satisfaction guaranteed.


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    Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm
    Call us: (434) 922-1229
    Email Us: [email protected]
    Appointment Only Address:
    1780 Sourwood Place
    Charlottesville, VA 22911

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