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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 18, 2022

Cathy Cuddington is the owner of Dogwood Designs, a wholesale workroom located in Apex,
North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh. Her earliest sewing memory is making clothes for her Barbie dolls. She moved on to sewing her clothes through high school, even learning some tailoring techniques.
Cathy spent her first career in the IT industry, during its infancy (i.e. card punch machines).
During those 26 years, she would occasionally help out her friends with various window treatment requests, usually following a pattern in the pattern books. One personal project (a slipcover) took her onto the internet to find a how-to video. That one event opened her eyes to
the possibilities of owning her own business in the custom soft furnishings marketplace.
Dogwood Designs was born as a 50th birthday gift to herself. She has attended available trade schools and conferences, eventually gaining enough experience and confidence to offer her services exclusively to interior designers. She’s an active member of the Triangle chapter of the
Cathy lives with her husband of nearly 40 years. She has two grown sons, and one grandson.
She and Terry enjoy traveling (when they can) and taking rides in their little convertible when the weather is nice.


Links and Resources;

Michele Williams - Profit First and Pricing without Emotion

The Workroom Endgame by Jeanelle Dech

Pricing Your Work With Confidence by Kitty Stein


Chickadee rotary cutter

Amy Burton's Cornice Board Video