Tailored to Perfection: The Beauty of Bespoke Textile Creations from the Nell Hill’s Workroom 

Welcome to the heart of Nell Hill’s creativity: our renowned workroom. Nestled within our walls lies a hub of artisan craftswomanship, where dreams are stitched into reality and every piece tells a story. From cozy duvets to snuggle up under to charming pillows that infuse rooms with personality, our skilled artisans pour their passion into every stitch and fold. But our workroom is more than just a space—it’s a testament to our commitment to quality and customization. When you choose a piece from Nell Hill’s, you’re not just purchasing a product; you’re investing in a meticulously crafted masterpiece that will elevate your home with unparalleled beauty and style. Please forgive a bit of shameless self-promotion – I’m proud of what we produce and I can’t wait to share it with you! Join me as I take you on a behind-the-scenes look at the magic happening in our beloved workroom. 

What custom pieces does the Nell Hill’s workroom produce?

Our skilled artisans are masters at transforming fabrics into a myriad of exquisite creations, tailored to suit every taste and style. Cozy up with sumptuous pillows and duvets, crafted with the finest fabrics and attention to detail. Elevate your seating experience with custom cushions that marry comfort and style seamlessly. Adorn your table with exquisite linens, from tablecloths that set the stage for memorable gatherings to napkins that add a touch of refinement to every meal. Draperies and roman shades that add more than just texture to a design, they add warmth and character to your space.  

But the magic of our workroom doesn’t end there. We specialize in custom creations that speak to your unique aesthetic and preferences. Have a cherished piece of needlepoint that you’d like to transform into a timeless pillow? Our artisans will bring your vision to life with skill and expertise. Personalize your textiles with monogramming, adding a touch of individuality to your home decor. Looking to refresh your furniture with new cushions? Our team can recreate them with precision, ensuring a perfect fit by making templates of your existing pieces. At Nell Hill’s workroom, we’re dedicated to crafting exceptional pieces that enhance your living space, one stitch at a time. 

What does the process of creating custom soft goods from the Nell Hill’s workroom look like?

At Nell Hill’s, the journey of your custom order through our workroom is a meticulously orchestrated process, ensuring that each piece receives the utmost care and attention to detail. It all begins when you step though our doors (or give us a call), where our designers, bedding team, or fabric department guide you through the selection process, helping you choose the perfect fabrics and designs to bring your vision to life.  

Once your order is placed, it’s sent to the fabric department to gather all the necessary materials. Cut yardage is ordered and in-stock yardage is cut. From there, materials make their way to our bustling workroom, where our skilled team of artisans await. With a focus on efficiency and precision, our workroom operates like a well-oiled machine, ensuring that each item is handled with care and expertise. 

Every piece is treated with the same level of craftsmanship, regardless of size or complexity. Our seven dedicated artisans work tirelessly to bring your order to fruition, following a first-in, first-out approach to maintain efficiency. Each fabric is measured and hand-cut, meticulously prepped, and expertly assembled to ensure a flawless finished product. 

Once your custom piece is complete, it’s sent back to the shop for pickup (or set aside to await your furniture delivery), ready to adorn your home. Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship shines through in every item we create, with lead times reduced to 6-8 weeks to ensure a timely delivery without compromising on excellence. 

What sort of custom finishings are available for my design project? 

You’ve heard me say it before but I think it bears repeating, at Nell Hill’s we believe that what you love is always in style. And as such, we believe that every project should reflect your unique style and preferences. That’s why we offer a wide range of finishing options to customize your draperies, duvets, pillows, and more, ensuring that each piece is tailored to your exact specifications. 

When it comes to duvets, the possibilities are endless. Frame your duvet with tape trims for a polished and refined finish, or opt for a decorative ruffle or flat flange with a pleated or mitered corner to add texture and visual interest. Our duvets are designed with buttonholes and fabric-covered buttons of your choice (match them to blend, contrast them to add visual interest), providing both functionality and style (but zippers are always available as well!). Plus, each duvet comes with ties to attach to the insert and an extra button sewn inside for added convenience. 

For pillows, we offer a plethora of detailing options to suit your taste. Whether you prefer a classic ruffle or intricate tape trims, standard cording or a micro welt with flat flange (my personal favorite), we have the perfect embellishment to elevate your pillows to new heights. Our team will work closely with you to bring your vision to life, ensuring that every detail is crafted to perfection. At Nell Hill’s we’re dedicated to providing you with unparalleled customization options to make your home uniquely yours. 

Cushions can be made larger or small, for furniture indoor and out, window seats, banquettes and more, from the foam widths and fabrics of your choosing. Trim them, cord them, tuft them, add tassels or ties – whatever the piece needs to contribute to the transformation of your space. Just like pillows and duvets, each cushion is made to order to your specifications for your unique piece.  

What makes the Nell Hill’s workroom so special?  

I’ve said it before – I tend to be a bit biased when it comes to these types of things. The Nell Hill’s workroom is truly a special place where craftswomanship meets passion. Run entirely by a dedicated team of women, each artisan brings a unique blend of skill and creativity to the table. Their love for sewing is palpable, making the workroom a lively and fun environment where ideas flow freely, and every project is approached with enthusiasm. I can feel the energy when I walk into the room!  

Attention to detail is paramount here, with meticulous care taken to ensure that stripes align perfectly and patterns match seamlessly. If a piece doesn’t meet their high standards, it’s remade without hesitation. From pillows to draperies, each item that emerges from the workroom exudes quality. What sets Nell Hill’s apart is not just the craftsmanship, but the genuine pride that the seamstresses take in their work. They are more than just employees—they are self-professed super fans of the store, passionate about executing the vision of every customer with precision and care. When you entrust a project to the Nell Hill’s workroom, you can rest assured that you’re not just getting a custom piece, but a work of art crafted with love and dedication. 

What projects do we have to look forward to from the Nell Hill’s workroom? 

In the buzzing Nell Hill’s workroom, there’s never a dull moment as our sewists tackle a variety of exciting projects. Currently, they’re hard at work fulfilling a fairly large cushion order, ensuring each piece is crafted to perfection. Additionally, they’re putting their expertise to use repairing a duvet that fell victim to a mischievous pup’s playful chewing. As summer approaches, preparations are underway to stock the shop with a fresh array of duvets and pillows, all handcrafted in the workroom.  

Beyond these daily tasks, the artisans are also diving into some intricate customer needlepoint projects, transforming each masterpiece into a stunning pillow front with meticulous care. And with new additions on the horizon, such as the charming 16-inch round pillow gathered with a button in the center we’ve affectionally named “The Lydia” after its creator, customers can look forward to even more one-of-a-kind creations from the talented team at Nell Hill’s. 

The Nell Hill’s workroom stands as a beacon of craftsmanship and creativity, where every stitch is infused with passion and dedication. From pillows to duvets to cushions, each piece is dilligently crafted to perfection, ensuring that every customer receives a bespoke creation that reflects their unique style and vision. With a team of skilled artisans at the helm, the workroom continues to push boundaries, offering an unparalleled level of customization and attention to detail. Whether it’s repairing a beloved duvet, softening a room with custom cushions and pillows, or bringing a customer’s needlepoint project to life, the workroom remains committed to delivering quality and excellence with every creation. At Nell Hill’s, the possibilities are endless, and the results are nothing short of extraordinary. Until next time – happy stitching! 😉