Since I was twelve I’ve had a love affair with sewing and fabric. To me the process of creating something that’s never existed is fascinating!
In 2006 I met a Bed & Breakfast owner who was converting a historic carriage house into two suites. After three months of fabricating soft furnishings and seeing how they helped transform her space, I was hooked. Afterwards, I started All the Trimmings and connected with decorators, interior designers, and retail clients who needed window treatments, bedding, cushions and pillows. I ran this workroom until an out-of-state move in 2010.
After resettling and taking care of family concerns it was time to pursue my creative dream again. In 2018 All the Trimmings Shop, a second incarnation of my workroom, was born.
In addition to over 40 years of sewing experience I have a BFA in Communication Arts & Design, and decades of positive customer service experience working with clients and customers in some type of endeavor. From employment coaching to teaching classes, to identifying the best match for retail shoppers, I have learned how to listen so I can identify and meet consumer needs. I consider it a privilege to work with clients and earn their trust through clear communication and meticulous craftsmanship.
After working as a chemical engineer for over 35 years, Raoul has an incredible knack for details and problem solving. He serves in a variety of roles for All the Trimmings Shop including bookkeeping, on-site measuring, making templates for irregular shaped furniture and cutting all our foam, valance boards, etc.
"Theresa did a beautiful job on my custom pillow and window seat, with great attention to detail. As a designer, I was happy to find someone local that does such beautiful work." - KV Design
"...Theresa responded quickly to my initial request on her website and came out within a week to do measurements. Her partner Raoul took great care to create the foam templates and Theresa provided informed advice on fabrics...The cushions and pillows look great...I was very impressed that she took care that the stripes on long cushions of different lengths match each other. Highly recommend All the Trimmings Shop!" - Kristin H