From Hobby to Hobby that Pays
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 bought a great military surplus backpack (the Swedish-made LK35!). It is a rugged, external frame sack that has everything I wanted except external pouches. So... I borrowed a sewing machine and sewed on some MOLLE webbing onto the outside so I could hang some extra pouches. AND I GOT HOOKED!
Since then I have owned about 37 sewing machines at one time (don't worry I'm down to 6 or so now!), made a variety of homemade bags and backpacks of varying quality and actually gotten a job for about a year in marine canvas because of the experience I gained through this hobby.
I enjoy taking on new challenges that stretch my skills and techniques and love presenting my clients with clean beautiful solutions to their sewn needs. I specialize in marine canvas repair and fabrication, industrial covers, seat recovering for recreational vehicles (ATVs).
Contact me today to share your project idea with me!
- Patrick Giguère