Why Use Sophie Sews?
We are often asked by our customers about our recommendations for the best fabrics, types of curtain headings, etc.
For us we think that the most important factor is to pick a fabric that you love. Professionally handmade curtains and blinds are an investment and can last 20 years or more if you look after them. If you really like a fabric but it is a bit more than you were thinking of spending – we think you should go for it! You will get so much more enjoyment from it over the years rather than settling on something because it is slightly less per metre in price. The fabric you choose can completely change the look and feel of a room, so go for what you love and enjoy it every day.
We have a huge range of fabrics for you to choose from which vary in pattern, style and cost. We aim to have something for everyone and offer advice on the most suitable fabric for your desired look. We can also work with your own fabrics and in this instance we ask our customers to be aware of faults or quality issues in the fabric as this happens far more often than you’d think.
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.