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Family sews up thriving business
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Eddie Dixon used the experience he learned with his father in the upholstery business and launched his own company, Sew Creative. - photo by CARA HALLAM / The Journal

Name of Business: Sew Creative Upholstery

Location: 1400 Lander Avenue

Contact: (209) 668-8460

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday

History of Business: The art of upholstering has long-been a family tradition for Eddie Dixon, owner of Sew Creative Upholstery. Growing up in his father’s upholstery shop, Dixon learned the highly-skilled technique of upholstering by spending his childhood and teenage years around the craft.

“Ever since I was a kid with my toy box in the corner of my father’s store, I have been around upholstering,” said Dixon. “Then when I was old enough to begin taking staples out, I started learning how to do it on my own.”

Dixon’s father first opened his upholstery shop in the 1950s, and continued to do so for over 40 years. In 1991, Dixon continued his father’s passion for upholstery by opening his own business, Sew Creative, in Turlock.

“We opened up in February of 1991, and have since gathered over 100 years of upholstery experience between the three craftsmen that work here,” said Dixon. “It’s always been family owned and operated, as upholstery has been a long family tradition.”

Business Specialty: Sew Creative Upholstery has a wide range of expertise, taking on anything that can be upholstered, including but not limited to: automotive furniture, marine seats/furniture, commercial furniture, motorcycles, sofas, chairs, large truck and tractor seats, and much more.