At Sewplush we love your furniture, even when you don't
So whether you know exactly what you want (or even already have your chosen fabric) , or are looking for advice on colour, pattern, fabric or design to transform that once-loved now-neglected chair or sofa to pride of place in your home, you can be sure that Sewplush will work for you and your furniture with great skill, care and passion.
In addition to bespoke projects, we have a number of stylish eye-catching one-off pieces already on sale.
Sewplush is mainly Nicky Lloyd, a lifelong upholstery addict, graduate of the Sir John Cass School of Design and member of the Worshipful Company of Upholders.
She lives and works in Suffolk with a husband and a dog, but her reach is nationwide!
Nicky's love of upholstery and fabrics can be seen here on pieces that she has upholstered either for commissions or creating her own designs on furniture. Nicky will take a chair however tired, sad or unloved and bring it back to life with great skill, care and lots of passion in either a fabric of your choice or from her large store of fabrics. She can help you source the perfect fabric for your piece of furniture.
"Making a lampshade can be likened to wrestling with a hedgehog" quote taken from 'Making Lampshades' by Dorothy Gates. Lampshades are another passion of Nicky's, she is always happy to advise on the correct shape of a frame and fabrics to match or suit any colour scheme as well as advising on how to create an individual look by sprucing up an existing lamp base or stand.
Over the years Nicky has collected fabrics and trimmings from all over the world and loves to put these together to make stunning cushions. A cushion is a good way to change the look of a chair, sofa or room in a quick and simple way. Nicky is also very happy to make cushions to clients specific designs.
I'm delighted to have purchased chairs from Nicola Lloyd on a number of occasions. She not only has a trained eye for great furniture, from mid twentieth century design classics through to an Edwardian Carrying Chair, but she is hugely qualified to refurbish these 'finds' for daily use. Always interested in design and having run successful photographic studios in the past, it was a natural progression to broaden her 'personal portfolio' by signing up for a course in Fine Upholstery at The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture & Design. Not content with just a good 'first' in her course, Nicola was also appointed a Yeoman of The City of London in recognition of the standard she achieved ! So if you want to refurbish a favourite piece with an exact brief or would rather purchase the end result of one of Nicola's speculative projects, rest assured, you won't be disappointed ! ––Geoff Witts, Peasenhall, Suffolk
I approached Nicky with a request to make me some new curtains and cushions that would enhance my somewhat sombre lounge. She suggested coming along to meet with me and duly brought various swatches of fabrics for me to look at. Nicky has the vision and expertise to assess and make suggestions that bring out the best in whatever she is undertaking right down to the very fine detail of how the product will be made, materials being used and the various options available i.e. curtain headers etc. I selected a fabric and am now the very proud owner of beautiful curtains and cushions that have completely transformed my room. They have more than met my expectations and the service also included Nicky hanging the curtains to ensure that I understood how draping etc could enhance them further.
I have no hesitation in recommending Nicky to anyone who wants something made/upholstered to a very high standard as customer satisfaction is key to the service she provides. –Mrs Elaine Edmunds
Sew Plush gave a new lease of life to our tired old dining room chairs - and a new pleasure to dining. At Sew Plush Nicky gives her time, expertise and understanding of style with unparalleled generosity culminating in the beautiful curtains that now adorn our sitting room. –Mrs TIlney Bassett
I inherited a very old tatty Parker Knoll chair from the 1960's, that I knew would be a real gem if I could get it beautifully restored. The chair was in a pretty bad state, and to me, looked hugely complicated to upholster due to its very curvy design. However, meeting Nicky totally reassured me, and the finished chair was so stunning, far beyond my wildest expectations! Nicky's clever use of fabric to make it feel very contemporary and yet at the same time true to it's original state, was one of the things I most valued in the process. Thank you Nicky! –Sophie Becher, Film Designer