Made to measure curtains are a thing of beauty. Exquisitely made, taking every care and paying great attention to detail, to ensure every element meets your requirements. At Sew Special Soft Furnishings we use our experience to guide you through every step of the process to help you choose exactly what you would like.
We have accounts with a number of suppliers and can source fabric from many different brands.
Think about what kind of feel you would like cotton, velvet, linen mix, silk, wool, voile etc
Would you like the fabric to be printed, woven, damask or perhaps embroidered?
In terms of design would you prefer plain, textured, striped, checked, geometric shapes, floral, leaves, patterned?
Do you struggle with too much light streaming in to your bedroom or need to sleep when it’s still light outside? We can supply blackout lining to help with this. Alternatively, a Cotton sateen lining is available.
Do you need to keep out the draughts or would you just like your curtains to look even more luxurious? An interlining can be added between the layers of fabric and lining.
Handmade headings give a crisp finish either double or triple pleat, cartridge, goblet or inverted pleat. You can add other trims and embellishments.
Would you like a contemporary look with an eyelet heading (available in a variety of colours including silver, chrome, brass etc) or a wave heading?
A simple heading of pencil pleat or deep pencil pleat tape may be preferred. If you would like a more relaxed feel then perhaps a ‘cottage top’ or ‘flop over top’ heading would be preferential.
How would you like to hang your curtains? – underneath a pole using lined rings to glide along a metal pole or wooden rings for a wooden pole or would you prefer a track?
Metal pole: 28mm, 35mm or 50mm
Wooden pole: 28mm, 35mm, 45mm, 50mm or 55mm
We have a wide variety of tracks available from our suppliers which can be face fixed or ceiling mounted, and straight, curved or bent in a range of colours including white, black, silver or gold, depending upon the windows/doors.
Curtains at Sew Special Soft Furnishings are hand-made, hems are carefully hand sewn and finished with mitred corners and weights are inserted, headings are pleated up, sewn and then finished by hand.
We can decide where the pleats will sit depending upon the pattern placement. The length is made to your specification, maybe to sit just above the floor or puddle on the floor, the choice is yours.
We can cater for awkward shaped windows – eg. round, arched, pointed, bay etc
Curtains can really be made in to a bespoke piece by adding a contrast leading edge in another fabric. If the main fabric is patterned you may like to add a plain edge.
Your made to measure curtains can also have a band across the top or bottom of the curtain, again in another fabric of your choice. This can be quite effective if you would like a light colour curtain but are worried about the bottom gathering dust, so adding in a darker border can help.
" We couldn't be more pleased with our new lounge curtains. The service that Nicola provided was excellent, giving friendly & helpful advice and then making perfect curtains. We would happily recommend her company to everyone.Thank you Nicola! "
" Thank you so much - I couldn’t be more pleased with my blind. The attention to detail is amazing. I knew it would be tricky with such a bold pattern but it folds and hangs perfectly and you have managed to bury the seams vertically, so that they’re simply not visible. It finishes off my new kitchen perfectly and I couldn’t be more delighted. I won’t hesitate to use you again Nikki and to recommend you to others. "
" Very friendly and courteous, plus excellent job on lining delicate curtains for our daughter's bedroom. Thanks "
" An extremely high, quality blind. Nicola brought round a wide selection of samples to the house for us to choose from. The fitter did a great job. The blind looks fabulous. So pleased - just deciding which window to do next! I would highly recommend. "
" Great quality products and service. Nicola was extremely patient through the selection process and really informative with all the items you might not think of. It’s those small details that are managed for you, including any pattern repeats and their symmetry, the hang of the curtain and the best positioning etc. The curtains and blind are beautifully made, so pleased. Can thoroughly recommend. "