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April 29, 2019
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Made in Oklahoma: Army veteran sews and creates home goods
WAUKOMIS – Cynthia Luckett loves flip flops and sewing, so she combined the two and created her own business.
She started sewing pillows shaped like flip flops in Christian-themed fabrics as "prayer pillows" for those who were baptized at her church. In 2017, she started her business, TLC Patterns, LLC. Now she has expanded to include handle covers for pots and pans, aprons, purses and totes.
“I am a disabled Army veteran, and I love to sew,” Cynthia Luckett said. “However, my medical issues prevent me from holding a regular, full-time 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. job, so I wanted to find a job I loved but also allowed me to stay home with my children as they finished up school.”
She sells her products online, wholesale and in a few stores.
“I love making flip flop pillows,” she said. “I wake in the morning excited to make pillows. They make people smile when they are held and have magical abilities to brighten someone's day. I love being a part of that.”
She says she hopes her customers find her products to be unique, unusual and different. Her customers enjoy “buying local, quality-made products from a small business,” Luckett said.
“My goal is to provide quality products that will last in fun fabrics that customers will want,” she said. “It is also my goal not to grow my business so huge and big that I lose the personal touch with my customers.”
TLC Patterns, LLC recently joined the Made in Oklahoma Program. To learn more about the business, visit www.tlcpatterns.com, www.madeinoklahoma.net/products/tlc-patterns-llc or find them on Facebook or Pinterest.
Photo Caption: TLC Patterns, LLC of Waukomis offers pillows shaped like flip flops, handle covers for pots and pans, aprons, purses and totes.