From Hobby to Jobby
I have always been an enthusiast or one sort or another. I've had more hobbies than I care to admit but sewing is one that has stuck around. In 2016, I borrowed an old home sewing machine from someone, determined to sew myself a custom backpack like I saw on YouTube, and managed to make something mostly functional... I was hooked!
Since then I have owned about 37 different sewing machines and made a variety of backpacks and pouches of varying quality.
Looking for more materials for my hobby brought me one day to a local sewing shop where I was immediately offered a job. I learned a lot there and since 2020 I have been serving the Saint John area part-time as a marine canvas fabricator.
I enjoy taking on new challenges that stretch my skills and techniques and nothing beats the feeling of showing people the finished product they requested.
- Patrick Giguère