Seams sew exciting!
We have an eye for detail which is why we love stitching. We love that you could take the exact same couch but use a different stitch on it to create a completely different look. There are four main stitches that we use: single stitch, top stich, piping and saddle stitch. Each add a different design element that gives our sofas that finishing touch.
This is the most simple of the stitches. It goes great with an intricate patterned fabric or an elaborate design as it doesn’t distract. We simply, fold two pieces of fabric together and stitch together. One of our signature single stitch pieces is the Mosman sofa.
Top stitching makes for a very strong seam. For this effect, we sew over two pieces of material which are then folded back and restitched over the top. This creates a subtle effect that creates a stitch you wouldn’t even feel it against your skin when you sat on it!
See the detail here in he Fifth Avenue Chair.
Piping stitch is for those who like more pronounced detail, it brings out all the shape of the sofa by tracing the angles. This stitch involves stitching over a piece of fabric with a cord inside – which is what gives it that box look like the Warhol Sofa.
The saddle stitch is very durable which is why it’s often used in leather upholstery. The needle moves in and out of the fabric, leaving a gap the same size as the stitch in between each stitch.
The saddle stitch is so versatile, it is even used to bind books! While we don’t do that, you can see our saddle stitch work in our Subi sofa.