About: Tiffiny Appelbaum

I LOVE to sew and think it might be part of my genetic make-up -- my grandmas were both seamstresses and made their own patterns, and my mom can sew too. Going to the fabric store was one of my favorite things to do as a kid (and as an adult). I love all the colors, patterns and textures of the different fabrics. When I was 12, I saved my allowance for months to buy my own fancy sewing scissors. That same year I received my first sewing machine as a birthday gift from my mom (a Bernina - I still use it too!) My mom put me on the path to becoming a textile artist and seamstress and eventually I ended up in 4-H where I began to develop my skills. After 10 years in a graphic design career and sewing in my free time, I pursued my fashion design degree. Since then most of my work has been for interior designers, including my sister, creating one-of-a-kind window coverings, pillows and cushions for their clients. In between big projects I work on items for my etsy store, experimenting with new patterns, fabrics and ideas. One of the things I love about my work is I get to make unique things for people, for their homes and wardrobes, that no one else in the world has. After spending most of my adult life in some of the big U.S. cities, I've returned to my home state of Utah to be near family. I'm married and have a young son. My fashion design/art-to-wear pieces have been published in Sew News Magazine, Belle Armoire Magazine and Chicago Sun-Times. Member of UtahEtsy Team, Busy Moms of Etsy, and American Sewing Guild

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