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or cutting or assembling materials for the
seamstress. We can get all those things
done together; it almost becomes like a
little ballet sometimes. "
One tactic has been outfi tting his two
TOP: Worktables at
Yachtsman's Canvas are on
wheels, and most do doubleduty
as storage for fabric
rolls and other materials.
The fabric roll stand is
removeable, and the tables
can be pushed together into
multiple confi gurations to
make larger work surfaces.
Photo: Yachtsman's Canvas
RIGHT: At Back Creek
Canvas, workers are
required to return tools to
their designated pegboard
(or other storage area)
immediately after use.
Photo: Back Creek Canvas
pattern-cutting tables with industrial-grade
wheels that allow them to be
split or pushed together for the project
at hand. They're sized to be ergonomically
comfortable for patterning tasks,
and they incorporate storage space beneath
to keep sheets of fabric and foam
materials close at hand.
Other strategies have involved mounting
bimini and dodger frames, binders
and crowners on walls and installing
stainless steel brackets close to the ceiling,
where they can effectively hold materials
of longer lengths. Binding rolls are
placed atop stainless stock stored directly
over the sewing machine, and scrap material
is kept in clear plastic bags in an
attic accessible via a fl exible ladder. Pegboard
hooks and bins mounted on the
walls offer additional storage.
One steadfast rule: Staffers must return
tools and materials to their designated
storage spots immediately after
use, not at the end of each day. In addition,
everyone keeps an ongoing inventory
of small items such as zippers by
continually re-marking the numbers on
their boxes.
James, a U.S. Navy veteran, acknowledges
that his military training may help
him adhere to those rules.
" Customers stop by every single
day, " he says. " And when they walk in,
their comment usually is 'For as much
as you're doing and how busy you are,
your shop is so clean.' "
Helping keep storage manageable is
the fact that nearby suppliers are able to
fi ll Back Creek's orders relatively quickly.
" During COVID some things were
short that never made rhyme or reason,
and that was a challenge for us just like
everyone else, " James notes. " But things
have normalized. "
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