We are Rachel and Bryan Short and we own and operate The Sewing Loft of Avon. We approach your projects with the impassioned belief that you are our most important client. Whether we’re doing Roman shades for an entire house or a small seat cushion for a chair in a home office, you are entrusting us with something that is near and dear to your hearts and to which you have a huge emotional attachment.
Decorating your home is an emotional journey and should never be treated as “just another job.” We put my heart and soul into every project, because the final product is not merely a reflection of our work but is also a personal expression of your vision of your most important possession: YOUR HOME.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry! Next to sewing, we really enjoy helping you design the perfect custom window treatments for your home. We are with you every step of the way to answer your questions and we will work with you to find the design, fabric and style that is just right for your project. You have a vision for each room of your dream home; The Sewing Loft has the tools and experience to make that vision a warm and inviting reality!
Handcrafted by Rachel
Bryan at a show
How It All Started
I’ve been sewing regularly for friends and family for the past 22 years but my love for sewing began in my 6th grade home economics class where I sewed my first project. The project was a pillow in the shape of a football and should have had six rows of laces across the top. However, I thought it would be more creative and fun for it to have eight rows of laces. Although the teacher had not purchased enough grommets and material, she eventually agreed to purchased additional materials to match my creative inspiration and my dream of an eight laced football pillow was realized! Ever since then I have always loved the idea of taking a plain rectangle or square of fabric and transforming it into something with dimension and beauty.