Tulip Design

Affordable custom design and stitching

Welcome to Tulip Design!  We offer custom sewing and design services in the Twin Cities.  We can make anything you can imagine out of fabric for a fair price.  Visit facebook.com/tulipdesign or etsy.com/shop/tulipdesign for more extensive photos of our work.   

We specialize in costumes and historical reproductions, but we also make formalwear and  home textiles (curtains, pillow coverings, quilts, crib sets, etc).  We also do alterations and expert vintage restoration.  A typical customer shows us a picture from a magazine or movie and we make it for them at a very fair price.  We also offer a number of specialty services including museum quality vintage restoration, millinery (hatmaking), corsets, hoopskirts, grommeting, beading, and embroidery.

Our prices vary widely depending on style and fabric choices, but we go out of our way to ensure that you are getting the best possible price for the excellent quality we provide.  Formal dresses are usually about $100-250.  Wedding dresses are usually $150-450.  These may be higher for things like hand beading and embroidery, multiple layered very full skirts, especially complicated construction techniques, etc.  Contact us for a more specific quote.  You can choose your own fabrics from a local fabric store, or look through our swatches and have us order what you'd like.  These cost estimates include materials, consultations, pattern making, fittings, and sewing.  We always make our own patterns based on your measurements so things fit your specific body, rather than a commercial size.

**Please be aware that, while we have professional equipment and experienced stitchers, we are limited by the availability of local materials.  Specifically, there are certain things we cannot do with knits (stretchy fabric) due to equipment and materials available.

We also do piecework, hourly sewing, and alterations, but the majority of our business is custom items ordered by individual customers. 

Appointments for consultations are available days, evenings or weekends at our studio in Saint Paul.  We are located at the corner of University Ave. and hwy. 280.  Please contact us for appointments.  Walk-in hours are only available Wednesdays from 9:30-5:30 but appointments can be made any time. 


Pre-made items available for immediate sale can be seen at etsy.com/shop/tulipdesign, and examples of previous work can be found at facebook.com/tulipdesign.

The shop phone is 651-330-7718 but e-mail is the fastest, most reliable way to reach us. 

Mailing address: 2500 University Ave. Suite C2, Saint Paul, MN 55114

email: sheila@tulipdesign.net