I'm the owner of "Bumblebee"....
I had a job so big that I couldn't find anyone to tackle it...and then I was referred to Barb. Once I met Barb, I knew it was a blessing that no one else had accepted the challenge. She told me she couldn't do the job for a couple of months, but I knew it was going to be worth the wait....and it was.
This is a 25 foot pontoon boat and I needed a full enclosure and also wanted half enclosure. Barb started the job when she had committed to, completed it on schedule, all within the budget we agreed to. This was a 6 week project and she sent me pictures on a weekly basis to keep me posted. I'm planning to keep this boat for many years, so we used premium materials.
Now I'd like to discuss the workmanship - but here I'd rather to refer to comments from someone else who has been in the business for 40+ years who I respect very much and works on highway 55. His comment was that he's only seen this workmanship matched once in 40 years and that person was in southern Ontario - and it was many years ago. I agree totally...there is not a stich out of place and the thought and the details that was put in this, can only be done by someone with extensive experience with attention to detail.
I'm so happy that Barb moved to Canada from Germany...our gain...their loss. There is no doubt that Barb will be on my Christmas list as we will remain friends. If any wants to see her workmanship first hand, just ping me.
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2 months ago
Barb has done a fantastic job custom making medication kits for Manitoulin Sudbury EMS. She provided excellent, fast service while making these kits from drawn out designs. Thank you BVS Sewing, you are a true master of your craft, and you have outfitted your local paramedics with the tools to provide exceptional patient care to those in need. On behalf of Manitoulin Sudbury Paramedic services, Thank You!
Blaine & Donelda CannardTuesday, 8/8/17, 6:39 AM
Thankyou Barb for the "great"job you did making a bimini for our new boat. We're completely satisfied & will definitely recommend your friendly service to others. Thanks again.
Harvey Gerow Monday, 10/10/16, 8:23 PM
Thank you Barb for the beautiful work you did on my 30 ft. Baja boat! Your skill and workmanship are second to none! I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for professional restoration at a reasonable price and within a reasonable timeline. Thank you. I couldn't be happier with the results!
From: Whitefish Falls
Web Site: Harvey Gerow
Mike St.AmourSunday, 5/22/16, 2:44 PM
Barb took on an extremely difficult job on our boat. I can't thank her enough for an outstanding job! On time, and on budget.. And she is a lot of fun to work with... I will surely use her services again!
Marc BrunetThursday, 3/3/16, 9:53 PM
Thank you Barb Your work is top notch,done in a timely and professional manner I had an idea and you helped me see it come together even though I'm very picky the product speaks for it's self.
Laura Saturday, 1/30/16, 4:12 PM
Barbs work is perfection!!!I am thrilled with my bench it is better then brand new. I will be returning to have some chairs done soon. Wonderful work, well done.
Jane & Kevin EllisThursday, 10/8/15, 3:08 PM
Just received our new boat cover from Barb. Great job,looks terrific, on time...can't ask for more. Thanks again
Pat and MikeThursday, 10/8/15, 6:42 AM
We had upholstery work done by BVS last month and were so pleased we decided to get the enclosure for our pontoon boat redone also by Barb.The workmanship is second to none and we had the boat back in no time. Thank you Barb for another fine job. We can't be more happy with the results.
Pat and MikeWednesday, 8/26/15, 2:56 PM
Recently we had BVS Sewing completely re-upholster our pontoon boat furniture and could not be more pleased with the results. Barb does excellant work at very resonable rates. The seats look as if they came straight from the factory and the work was completed in a timely manner. Thank you Barb for a job well done! Pat and Mike
Back Home BistroThursday, 4/23/15, 4:31 PM
Barb at BVS Sewing is very well known in the North for her exceptional workmanship and superior customer service and satisfaction. She took our simple drawing and measurements and designed the most outstanding booths for our new Bistro. They are made with the greatest quality, attention to detail and above all comfort. Barb has fulfilled every wish we had for our 16 booths we ordered and produced them within the time frame we were hoping for. Barb has gone above and beyond to accommodate and adjust to our needs and special requests for specific notions and input to ensure perfection. Anyone that has had work done by Barb can attest that she is a master at her craft. Thanks Barb! From all of us at Back Home Bistro!
Sarah TraceyWednesday, 9/10/14, 10:24 AM
Barb upholstered 6 dining chairs for me and did an amazing job. She had great ideas for the arms of the chairs, took the time to try them out and see what I liked and the finished product was better than what my original plan was. Thanks Barb! Love the chairs! I'm sure I will have many comments on them from company. :O)
Bill BoivinMonday, 9/8/14, 9:27 AM
Hi Barb Thank you for the tonneau cover that you made for my 1979 Dodge W150. Your custom cover not only looks good but has been properly tested with the heavy rains that have fallen recently. Not a drop in the truck box. Superior workmanship! Best Regards, Bill Boivin Blind River
Web Site: upholstery
Email: and ErnieFriday, 6/6/14, 4:42 AM
Our boat cover is great. Your sewing is excellent. Price is reasonable too. Thanks barb for going the extra mile to complete our project as we required.
Jerry Bliley & Kelly HardcastleSunday, 10/14/12, 12:38 PM
Barbara brought our boat back to life with a great new top. A great job, finished on time with no hassle. She is very professional, accomodating and pleasant to work with. We would not hesitate to use her services again.
Keith HitchenWednesday, 6/20/12, 3:47 AM
Barbara recently covered my bow-rider. Wonderful work,done in a timely fashion and at a very reasonable price. I would not hesitate to recommend BVS Sewing to anyone who wants QUALITY work. Keith & Carol Hitchen Spanish
Thanks Barb for a job well done! Barb recovered two living room chairs for me and they are just like new--I absolutely love them. The workmanship is flawless! Thanks again, Barb.
Lee Peters 02/11/12, 3:38 PM
Mike Bacon Saturday, 10/15/11, 7:54 AM
Thank you Barb. The boat top you made for our cabin cruiser is excellent. You incorporated all the little extras that we requested. The workmanship is very professional and the top fits like a glove! Boating friends have been asking who made the top? Keep up the good work Barb, looking forward to our cruise next summer.
From: Spanish, On.
Kurt Ruby Tuesday, 6/22/10, 7:46 AM
You did a great job Barb and I am very happy with it and I tell everyone so. Bless you
Kathleen Wednesday, 5/5/10, 7:38 AM
Barb did a fantastic job making a new bimini top for our pontoon..the workmanship is very professional and her price was reasonable...Thanks again...
Joanne C. Lauzon Monday, 3/23/09, 4:01 PM
I was so pleased with the work Barb did on my Grandmothers chair. She completely striped it down to the bear bones, solidified the frame,removed the ,yes ,old straw, and restuffed and reupolstered it, all in very timely manner. I feel like the Queen of the Universe when I sit in it. LOL Joanne
Brenda Saturday, 6/20/09, 5:49 PM
Barb did a wonderful job on our boat top. The work she did was done in a very professional way and could easily overcome any hurdles she encountered. Very nice job and very reasonable price too! Thanks again Barb.
Vern and Janet Saturday, 8/8/09, 7:55 AM
Barb did a fantastic job re-doing our Pontoon boat's seats and bimini cover. We were going to replace the furniture at first, but we are so glad we had Barb do the work for us. Very professional job. Very reasonable price and work was done quickly. We'd highly recommend Barbs to anyone. Thanks again. Vern and Janet
From: Massey, Onario
Judy Tuesday, 12/22/09, 2:31 PM
Barb did a fantastic job on my grandmothers lazyboy chair .I was more then please with the results. Thanks again Barb Judy from Massey Dec.22 09
Rick BourgetMonday, 9/4/17, 12:24 PM
Hi Barb I have been using my pontoon boat all summer. You made a Bimini top for me. You recovered my seats.Then you made a very large travel cover.Mary Sue and I are very pleased with the quality of material and workmanship. The large custom made travel cover comes off easily. The zippers allow easy access.The cover rolls back on easily with all the snaps in the right place.The seats came out perfect. The Bimini stands up well in heavier winds. We highly recommend Barbara's professional work. Very satisfied customers.
From:Whitefish Falls Ontario
Carolyn O'HigginsWednesday, 11/28/18, 1:41 PM
Barbara recovered a chair for me. It was a beautifully built occasional chair that belonged to my grandfather and she did an amazing job to reupholster it, retaining the look and feel of the original. She used as much of the original material as she could (at my request) and restitched the original manufacturing label. The company that made the chair has been making fine furniture in Canada since 1886 and the detail of the label was important to me. A fantastic job - reasonably priced - which will make this 100 year-old chair last another hundred. Thank you, Barb!
Ryan Bois from Espanola
She does awesome work….so Happy with my new boat top
….Looks awesome thanks again
August 29 at 12:50pm