Our Philosophy

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 window treatments for an entire house or one small seat cushion for a chair in a home office, you are entrusting us with something that is near and dear to your heart and to which you have a huge emotional attachment. We understand that attachment and treat every project with care and precision fabrication!

Decorating your home is an emotional journey and should never be treated as “just another job.”  We put our heart and soul into every project, because the final product is not merely a reflection of our work but a personal expression of your most important possession: YOUR HOME.

Feeling Overwhelmed?

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!

How It All Started

Rachel has been sewing regularly for friends and family for the past 25 years, but her love for sewing began in a 6th grade home economics class where she sewed her first project.  The project was a pillow in the shape of a football and should have had six rows of laces across the top, but Rachel thought it would be more creative and fun to have eight rows of laces.  Although the teacher had not purchased enough grommets and material, she eventually agreed to purchase additional materials to match Rachel’s creative inspiration, and the dream of an eight laced football pillow was realized!  Ever since then Rachel has always loved the idea of taking a plain rectangle or square of fabric and transforming it into something with dimension and beauty.  She has passed that same passion and training to Bryan and he has become not only the face and voice of The Sewing Loft, but an active and experienced fabricator as well. And to this day, the story continues; check out our Instagram for updates!