Every day I feel so fortunate that I can bring together my passion for design and quality craftsmanship to create beautiful homes for our customers with our bespoke curtains, blinds and accessories.
During my childhood, I spent every spare moment endlessly redecorating and reorganising my bedroom, and I thrived in the creative subjects at school! Art, Drama and Textiles became my passions. I went on to do a National Diploma in Interior Design before setting my sights on interior design for the residential market.
Fabrics are a real passion and so I naturally specialised in curtains, blinds and cushions. Starting from my dining room table making my own curtains, I quickly progressed with client orders and making for other designers.
After having my second daughter, I realised my real passion was not just for the actual sewing, but the design. The product knowledge of which pole will fit where, the fabric colours, designs and textures and putting it all together.
Some of the most original artists have been influenced by the greatest creators that painted before them. Since 2012, I have been lucky enough to have had a front row seat in homes all over Surrey - big houses, small houses, flats, bungalows and mansions! I have gained so much experience from every window I’ve hung a blind at, to every sofa I’ve designed a cushion for. But I have had some help along the way.
The suppliers we use are at the very edge of the manufacturing world. Emma Shipley’s fabric ranges have enabled me to bring colour, life and fantasy to my clients bedrooms. Evans Textiles Evaglide pole range have given me the slick, hard, ringless poles that I can bring to my clients contemporary and crisp looking new builds.
The history of fabric design is repeated from all different eras that I absorb at every meeting with the suppliers that translate into my designs for your homes. I feel particularly fortunate to add all of this magic to your home, making your home feel special, beautiful and above all, the space that you love.
Charlotte is one of our Designers.
She has always had a passion for design, from spending as much time as possible in the textile studio at school, to studying Textile Design at university. Her knowledge of fabric and interiors has grown over the years, with prior experience in furniture design and room layout. Charlotte is able to combine all these skills to create wonderful ideas for curtains and blinds for all spaces, as well as advise on those finishing touches to make your house a home.
At Sophie Sews we offer a bespoke and personal service to all our clients, and so Charlotte will be the friendly face measuring within your home and helping you to choose the perfect fabric, trimmings and tiebacks for every room.
Kathryn is Sophie's Assistant.
She is brilliant at organising everything with military precision. You’ll find her managing all the upholstery projects, typing up quotes, booking fittings and more!
Niki is our Showroom Manager.
You’ll also find her managing Sophie Sews online presence, keeping the shop organised, managing the day-to-day administration and maintenance of the website and just about everything in between.
We have a superb team of fitters and decorators, all of whom have been handpicked for their knowledge, their expertise, and their attention to detail. Not only do they know the intricacies of every curtain pole and finial, but they also understand the innate bricks and mortar structure of your walls and windows too – ensuring your home is in very good hands.
Our team of fabric magicians use the latest technology to ensure the highest quality finished product. Their computerised workshop specialises in pattern matching seams on fabrics, laser beam measuring for perfect sizing, and they even work from 4 metre work benches to make delivering even the largest curtain projects possible.
Sue is our wonderful Shop Assistant. She loves fabric and sewing and will always be very happy to advise on fabrics or the products we have in the shop.