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7 Mullberry Drive
P.O. Box 424
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
Our Services and Specialties

Sewtique has a staff of eight to provide a vast array of services as shown on this site.

VINTAGE GOWNS are cleaned, restored, restyled, and fitted to the bride. A gown can be made larger or smaller with exact matching fabric used for restoration.

HEIRLOOMS Almost any type of textile can be cleaned and restored. This includes tablecloths, bedspreads, tapestries, samplers, flags, Baptismal outfits, blankets, quilts, coverlets, hooked rugs, embroidery, and the list goes on. Ask about your individual needs.

Repair, Restore, and Preserve

Repair. . .
A textile or apparel which has been damaged due to tearing, soil pollution, stains, mildew or moth infestation can be cleaned and repaired. The remedy is to renew and refresh the item by reconstruction with stitchery. Repair will improve the article.

A wide variety of fabrics or textiles can be restored by returning it to its prior condition. This means to renovate or readjust the item to its normal condition, which includes cleaning and repair. Usually the article is not changed in any manner.

A textile or apparel article can be kept safe from continued damage. To preserve is to keep the item in its unaltered condition by removing contaminates and storing it in a totally acid free environment. Preservation is the maintenance to prolong the life of the article.


BED COVERINGS consist of quilts, bedspreads, coverlets, blankets, sheets, pillows and trims. These can be successfully cleaned, repaired and/or restored.

CLOTHING AND COSTUMES such as Christening outfit, heirloom gowns or suits, prom dresses, etc., will be examined for restoration. Fabrics, laces or trims will be selected to match the original so that the item will retain the look as unchanged.

LINENS such as tablecloths, dresser scarf’s, shawls, pillows and other flat goods can be restored and preserved. Hand needle repair will fill in holes, tears or similar damage. Color of threads or yarns is carefully matched.

NEEDLE ARTS include any type of hand stitched articles such as a tapestry, sampler, needlepoint and embroidery. Following the cleaning process the original yarn or thread colors are matched to repair. Many of these articles can be mounted for shadow box and/or framing.

LACES, BEADWORK which are contemporary or vintage can be cleaned and restored. The item is evaluated and the owner is advised of the method and procedures used to restore the item.

EMBROIDERY A variety of vintage and contemporary embroidery can have extended utilitarian use with proper restoration and preservation techniques. All stitchery is hand worked.

NEEDLE POINT The art of cleaning, stretching and framing needle point work has been successfully accomplished at Sewtique. New or old needle point can safely be restored and preserved.

ESTIMATES AND SCHEDULES are provided. An anticipated turn around time is usually six to eight weeks. Consultations are provided by telephone, e-mail and written agreement. Costs will vary to the type of service provided.



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