Sewing Maven Sewingmaven.com

Berea, OH

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I love to sew, I sew all my own clothes and home furnishings. I have a sewing studio with top of the line machines and equipment. Whenever I am contracted for work I drop everything to get the job done so I can get back to sewing for ME!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy the process of turning fabric into a useable design, the fabric is my canvas. I have dressed many windows, covered cushions of many shapes, turned wedding gowns into christening gowns, repaired clothing to like new. Made dozens of baby quilts. I love the details, the brainstorming of planning and accomplishment.

Location

Berea, OH 44017

Years in business

36

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Reviews

4 Reviews
  • Brenda P. Feb 23, 2017
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    Professional and Personable
    Bernadette was very professional and personable. It was not a big job, but it was a rush job. She completed it in the necessary time and did an excellent job. It was a pleasure doing business with her and I definitely plan to use her again.
  • Patrick B. Nov 28, 2016
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    Great quality, great value
    Very pleased with the service. Provider was very friendly and certainly capable. Not a big job but excellent, prompt service.
  • Robert T. Aug 26, 2016
    Alterations
    Verified Review
    Excellent work. Completed on time. Good value.
  • Jan W. Mar 19, 2016
    Bernadette is a fantastic seamstress. She has made drapes and curtains for every room in our house. She took the time to go shopping with me and help pick out appropriate fabrics. Bernadette has also done hemming and other alterations. She is meticulous. She makes all of her own clothes and looks like a model. I cannot rave about her enough!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Usually a chiffon dress starts at $45 for the first layer then $10 for each additional layer. Pants hemming is $15 A t-shirt quilt is approximately $16 per shirt
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Potential customers come to my home studio or phone to discuss a project, I try to give an approximate price as to not to waste your time. Usually a formal dress will take 3 to 7 days a memory quilt 6 weeks, simple alterations 1 week or less.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have worked in a drapery workroom doing home dec projects. Worked in upscale men's store doing alteration/ tailoring. I sew all my own clothes and my daughters.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I sewed extensively for myself before getting a job at a sewing machine dealer from there I started getting commissioned for work sometimes I was asked to do things I did not know how to do so I would go to work for a tailor or in a drapery workroom to acquire the knowledge, I'd work until I could work independently. I got Proficient over the years. I spent years making window treatments, doing alterations and quilts.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I mostly service women and high school prom girls but I do have a few men that I have hemmed pants for or altered suit jackets.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If your interested in having someone take care of your sewing needs from a prom dress to alterations to special needs like memory quilts or decorating your home then think about having your own personal "seamstress" I love building a relationship with my customers.