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Sew Much More

Welcome to the Sew Much More Podcast!  The interviews here are with creative business owners, mostly in the Custom Window Treatment, Soft Home Furnishings, and Upholstery industry, but also with others that are sewing related or business related.

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Sep 12, 2021

The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;

The Workroom Channel

Scarlet Thread Consulting


The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library

Merril Y Landis, LTD

Angel's Distributing, LLC

Trading Up Consulting, LLC

National Upholstery Association


Rhonda Shanahan, owner of The Whimsical Chair, learned to sew growing up in Iowa from her grandmother and mother. They taught her their passion for sewing and creating with beautiful fabrics. Rhonda received her degree in fashion merchandising. After college she moved to Kansas and worked in retail sales and display. When Rhonda got married and started her family she was able to stay home with their 3 kids. Once her kids all started school she had extra time during the day. There was an upholstery class through her local extension office in Wichita Kansas so she decided to give it a try. Her first project was a wingback chair and she was hooked. She worked on several pieces for her own home. It was wonderful to be able to restore and refurbish antique and vintage chairs. Rhonda and her family moved to Colorado in 2012 and she continued to learn with upholstery education online. Friends and family started asking if she would do chairs and settees for their homes. This was the start of The Whimsical Chair.

Links and Resources;

Kim's Upholstery
The Funky Little Chair
Professional Upholsterers Network on Facebook
link to estimate page on Rhonda's website
Cognito forms
National Upholstery Association
Crest Leather
Upholstery education Louise Cornick