Local Craft

Sewing for your Home
San Francisco & Sonoma

slipcovers • cushions • pillows • shades
bedding • drapery • table linens
site visits with fabric books & sample selection


By appointment
Tuesday - Saturday

faq / referral / about

Local Craft, aka sfseamstress, provides custom home interior sewing and fabrication services for residential and commercial clients in San Francisco & Sonoma Counties. Specializing in custom slipcovers, pillows, cushions, and fabric roman shades, we provide comprehensive consultation, quality workmanship and have the resources to facilitate locally crafted products utilizing resources in the Bay Area.

Home interior services include slipcovers, pillows, cushions, roman shades, drapery, bedding and table linens.

Projects range from bench cushions, slipcovers, pillows, aprons, napkins to window treatments for individual clients, local restaurants, wineries or boutique hotels.

We put our expertise and creativity to work to make your surroundings reflect who you are and what you want. From a new couch to a new nursery to a new home to a new concept, we craft anything you need in fabric. Transform your world with new slipcovers, cushions, drapery, shades, bedding, pillows, table linens... If you can imagine it, we can do it.

With over 27 years of experience working with individuals and designers in the Bay Area as a professional seamstress, Liz prides herself on dedication to client satisfaction.

Clients say...

"I first discovered Liz when she was working out of a space in Noe Valley when I needed new cushion covers for my 1950's daybed; Liz suggested where I might find a well priced assortment of fabrics and then set about sewing new covers for the seat cushion and bolsters for me- everything from the piping to the well-hidden zippers were beautifully executed. This year when I wanted a slipcover for my favorite armchair she even came to my home, picked it up and delivered it back redone! Now who can beat that?"
Jennifer, Marin

"Liz just made a slipcover for my sofabed, it's fabulous. The fit is so perfect, it looks more like upholstery than a slipcover. The process was very smooth and easy. Turn around was quick. Quality is impeccable. She pays great attention to detail and her fees are very fair. She even turned me onto a great discount fabric store in SF where I found my fabric. Being a bit of a fabric junkie, I thought I knew them all but this one was a real gem. I won't hesitate to hire Liz for my next project"
Suzanne, Alameda

"Liz is amazing! She made slipcovers for a pair of chairs and they look fabulous. The fit is perfect and make the chairs look reupholstered. The finish and attention to detail is impeccable. Her pricing is reasonable given the quality of the end product. I have also used Liz for simple window treatments and they also turned out perfectly. Liz does a great job setting a timeline at the beginning of each project and makes sure to finish by the pre-determined delivery date. I highly recommend Liz"
Roxy, SF

"I love Liz- she is so flexible and creative. She made beautiful shades for my kids' rooms. She came to my house several times to measure, discuss fabrics and install the shades. You can tell she is meticulous about her work. It really shows. I wish I could have her make more shades and redo my entire house! I highly recommend working with Liz. She and her work are fabulous."
Gary, SF

"Liz can sew anything! She has a great eye, attention to detail and superb sewing skills. I am a designer and have worked with her many times, always with great success"
Alycia, Fix Redesign, SF

"Liz was wonderful to work with and did an excellent job putting together some large sofa cushions and making custom shades for my living room. Prices were competitive to Nobel and Smith but with better customer service. I would absolutely use her again."
Monika, SF

Sewing for your Home is the alternative to hiring a full service design team. Catering to clients with personal style who love to shop for fabric and have a vision of their own, we can facilitate and accomplish your home interior design ideals. Focused on quality sewing, workmanship and affordablility, we fill a void in the soft home furnishing market. From custom made drapes for the living room or bedroom to delicate roman shades in the new nursery- made to match your custom crib bedding or creating slipcovers for your dining room chairs enabling you to switch from casual to formal to taking that fantastic kimono you found while traveling and turning it to a wall hanging or pillow.

Come to us when you need... "Sewing for you & your Home"

Shop services

Slipcovers, Pillows, Cushions, Shades, Drapery, Bedding, and Table Linens

Onsite patterning for furniture slipcovers, measuring for custom seating and window treatments.

Custom window treatment & hardware fabrication

Fabric consult and purchasing (natural and synthetic as well as leather) for confirmed projects.  Established accounts with numerous companies and in shop sample books for Duralee, Fabricut, Trend, Pindler & Pindler, Greenhouse, Sunbrella

Prototype and product development of soft goods. Design and pattern drafting, we can work from drawings, mock ups or existing patterns. NDA's accepted

We facilitate and supervise small batch production using local shops with whom we have established relationships.
Please note, we only offer alteration or repair on pieces we have constructed.

Equipment: Cutting table: hand or machine, one of a kind or small batch. Single needle, Walking foot, Cover-stitch, Overlock, Zigzag,  Purl edge, Blindstitch and Buttonhole machines Heat press Snap, grommet and covered button press