Frequently Asked…


How handy is this?  Some of the most common questions we get asked are lined up right here just waiting for you to read.  Please take a look and give us a ring.  We are eager to work with you!

How can I get a quote or price?

Every project seems to be a little bit different.  It can speed things along if you submit  a description of your project through the form on this page:  (form page)

Is there any sewing  job you don’t do?

If it involves sailboat canvas or sails, generally speaking, we will work with it.  We also do custom sewing of many kinds of non-boat canvas products.

Do you work on site?

Measurements and fitting are done on-site when necessary.   Canvas in particular can require a lot of examination and measurement.

What are your hours?

The loft is open 10 until 5pm Monday through Friday.  It is good to call beforehand in case we are working off site on a project.

Is there a line of work that you do more than another?

We specialize in repairs and custom canvas work.  Our team prides itself on attention to detail and a willingness to help customers get the result they envision.  Many of our customers continue to work with over the years, especially when they get a new boat.

How can I get to your shop?

We are located 5645 K General Washington Drive., Alexandria Virginia .  The loft is in the Shirley Edsal Industrial Park behind Marlo Furniture, off the Edsal Road exit of 395 in Fairfax County.

Do you work with high tech fabrics like Mylar?

We repair high tech fabrics like Mylar or laminates, but we don’t built sails from scratch using these materials.  

Do you work with windsurfing sails?

We certainly do.  We repair tears and broken panels for windsurfers all the time.

I have some older sails and I don’t even know if they make the fabric or fittings anymore.  Can you help?

Sometimes it is possible to breath new life into old sails.  Sometimes it is no longer prudent.   We will give you our honest opinion.