Renee Phillips

Renee Phillips
Welcome to my "sewing site". Sewing things to make you smile! Call for a consultation-309-868-8650 or email me at: you can dream it up, I'll do my best to sew it up. ~CLICK ON MY PICTURE AND YOU WILL LINK DIRECTLY TO MY ETSY STORE TO SEE WHAT I HAVE FOR SALE~(My Etsy store is currently empty...give me a call for a CUSTOM creation)

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My mother was an expert seamstress and often did alterations on costly garments. She once told me that I would learn more about sewing by taking a well made garment apart than I would from any pattern. How true I discovered this statement was! Recently I was looking over a pattern that a friend gave me. She wants me to help her sew aprons for Christmas gifts. After studying the sewing instructions a bit I came to a familiar conclusion; if I purchased a finely crafted apron it would not be put together this way. Who writes these instructions anyway?!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Custom jobs are what I do

The reason I tend to not have alot of ready made things for sale is because I would like to make something unique just for you or in this case for a memorable gift. I was recently contacted via email which resulted in a nice phone call where I was able to get a feel for the gift recipient's interests and tastes. It was communicated to me that a deceased sibling loved sunflowers and hence the decorative button that I created to help trigger wonderful memories everytime the bag is used. This is a version of the Samantha Bag.