A Pillow Company with a Purpose
The Mission of Pillow My Fancy is to sponsor individuals who are facing a hardship by teaching them how to sew so that they have a better opportunity to provide for themselves and their families.
Within our community, Pillow My Fancy offers to teach people, who are willing to learn this employable skill, by having them start on simple throw pillows.
With advancements in technology, hands-on skills - like sewing - are being taught less frequently at school and at home. As a result, individuals who know how to sew are becoming highly sought after in the workplace and can have lifelong job security. We echo the time-honored saying: "Teach a man to fish and he can feed himself for a lifetime".
Our Training Program
Our on-site training program is conducted by pairing individuals with a seasoned sewist so that by the end of the 2-week training program, they learn to sew pillows, hidden zippers, and pillow inserts. They are shown how to operate several machines including the latest sewing machine models, a seam serger, an automated zipper machine, as well as a poly-fill insert blower. Additionally, we teach them about seam allowances and the importance of sewing straight lines.
All the training that Pillow My Fancy offers is at no cost to the individual and is treated like a paid internship. At the end of the training, we work with the individuals to either offer them the opportunity to work part or full time for Pillow My Fancy, or we will help them with job placement at other local businesses if we don’t have any current job openings available.
Support Our Effort
Each and every one of our pillows is unique and may have a different colored back side. Here’s why:
Every throw pillow purchase made helps support our training efforts and since we are using leftover and scrap fabric, your purchase also keeps fabrics from going to waste and ending up in a landfill. Let’s call it a win-win for our community and our environment!
As a sister store to Patio Lane and Haven & Harmony, our family owned and operated business is built with a diverse team of people having unique backgrounds and talents. Since starting in the 1980s, our family has been committed to building relationships within our walls and our community. We are located in beautiful Clearwater, Florida, so if you are in the area, please stop by for a tour.
Sponsorship Request Form
Do you know of an individual who could benefit from learning to sew with our on-the-job training program? For consideration, please provide the following information: