Sophie Sews Guide On How To Save On Heating Bills!

A Sophie Sews guide on how to save on heating bills!

When it comes to creating a homely and cosy interior space, Sophie Sews is certainly the go to local business. However, as more essential items are creeping up in price, we’ve realised that we can also offer a few helpful tips and tricks on how to keep your home warm this winter.

With so many beautiful old buildings, draughty doorways are part of their charm, however, with the price of heating increasing what may seem charming at first can become a cold and expensive nightmare! Interlined curtains not only look very luxurious, but they are fantastic at stopping cold draughts moving round your home. We can create full length interlined curtains to cover doors and windows which not only helps with the cold, but offers added privacy as well. Pictured below is a beautiful Ashley Wilde fabric we have used to create an interlined curtain for a draughty front door, being both functional and aesthetically pleasing makes this curtain the perfect answer to saving on heating bills.

Once seen as old fashioned, draught excluders are not only having a comeback, but are also a fantastic way of helping your home protect itself from the cold. Draught excluders can work well in both old and new homes especially with the right fabric. At Sophie Sews we can create draught excluders out of any leftover fabric you may have lying around, as well as from any of the fabrics we offer in our shop. A draught excluder is a great alternative to splashing out on a brand new door curtain, if you’re after a quick and cost effective solution.

If, like us, you enjoy spending your December evenings snuggling up on the sofa with a big mug of cocoa, don’t let a cold room ruin your cosy evening plans! A gorgeously thick throw is the perfect finishing touch to any sofa or bed needing a little interior update, as well as providing an extra layer of warmth. A colourful throw with matching cushions is a fun and super easy way to update your furniture just in time for Christmas. Pictured below is a beautifully bold bed throw and scatter cushions we created using stunning Prestigious Textiles fabric, perfect for treating yourself or as a gift to a loved one.

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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.