Designer Fabric

Kai Interiors Summer Collection

Introducing KAI Interiors new Summer Fabrics

Need sunshine and color in your life? Well, let me introduce you to the new Kai Interiors Summer Collection.

Spring just hasn’t seemed to appear this year, but as Summer approaches, start to consider some Kai fabrics into your home.

With four new stunning collections, incorporating these into a home couldn’t be easier.

The Trezzeni Collection

A beautiful geometric patterned fabric that comes in 2 graphic designs ‘Delati’ and ‘Perla’ will brighten up any piece of furniture with its bold vibrant colors.

With its luxurious cut velvets, this collection compliments each other with its limitless combinations of colors

Trezzini Collection by Kai Fabrics

The Tanner Collection

An exciting collection, that again incorporates key trending geometric designs into the home.

This collection pulls in several variations ‘Ando’, ‘Cubitt’, ‘Konrad’, ‘Larson’, ‘Nash’, ‘Siza’ & ‘Soller’ these patterns can be all used together.

With its courageous range of colors, texture, the satin prints give the shine and spark that a room might be screaming for.


Tanner Collection by Kai Fabrics


The Twilight Collection

The dreamy and mysterious collection is great for those the Summer evenings, versatile for any room, the sheer sheets of fabric demand to be shown.

The drapes suit patio doors or bi-fold doors, this romantic collection will soften any room with its shimmering neutral colors, that come in pearl, silver, linen and slate.


Kai Twilight Collection


The Zenna Collection

The Zenna collection that homes 3 different styles of fabrics, ‘Konrad’, ‘Nevado’ and ‘Vig. This exquisite collection combines soft neutrals with dynamic shades.

The combinations of fabrics within the collection can be used for drapes and also soft furnishings.


Zenna Collection by Kai Fabrics


The Curtain Refresh Project

The curtain refresh project

How it happened

This particular customer happened to type in Curtain Maker in Woking & ‘voila’ I came up at the top of the search engine, requiring curtain refresh project in the home.

My client had lived in their home for 8 years and made the curtains herself. However, four areas of the house desperately needed renewing.

Unfortunately, one of pair of curtains had been produced from silk and started to fall apart around the edges the other curtains were inherited with the house itself.

Designer Fabric Books

I ordered some fabric books  prior to my meeting so that we could both look through and decide together before I went and had a look around the house to measure up. I always believe it should be a joint decision when selecting fabrics.

When I arrived, my client had absolutely no idea what fabrics to have in the home, she asked me what would I do?

Luckily enough I had brought with me my Ashley Wilde fabric book and was able to identify for the landing, the master bedroom pelmet & curtains and for the master bed blind.

The shower room was going to take some searching because I haven’t got anything in that shade of yellow, but I knew I would find something.

The kitchen PVC tablecloth comes in a fabric by Fryett’s Fabric, so I went home and got the fabric book my client was over the moon and agreed to everything that I had suggested.

The Kitchen Area

Here you can see I introduced three lined roman blinds to sit outside the recess with a right hand chrome chain.

Also one pair of lined and interlined triple pinch pleat curtains to hang from a new 32mm black wrought iron pole with ball end finials.

The PVC table cloth with Fryett’s Breeze Cornflower fabric. 

Kitchen with Cornflower fabric by Fyrett's Fabric

Kitchen including Cornflower Roman Blinds & Curtains by Fyrett’s fabric


Stairs & Landing Area

Introducing interlined triple pinched pleat curtains to hang from a new 32 mm black wrought iron poles with ball end finials.

Fabric supplied was Ashley Wilde’s Lovell Sand.

Ashley Wilde Curtains

Curtains by Ashley Wilde Stairway


The master bedroom included one pair of full length triple pinch pleated heading lined and interlined dress curtains to hang fro the existing track.

One straight padded pelmet shaped & slightly, to take into account the existing coving.

Fabrics used for the curtains was Ashley Wilde’s Willen Noir & for the pelmet Ashley Wilde’s Alaska Noir fabric. 

Ashley Wilde Curtains

Bedroom incorporating Ashley Wilde

For advice and quotes on something similar please do feel free to contact me.

Who knows your room could be featured in my next blog! For now happy home re-furbing!!

Love Sophie Sews x






Bay Window Curtain Solution

Bay Window Curtain Solution

Case Study

The brief

I was approached by a new client in October of last year, she wanted some advice on blinds and curtains for her Woking house in Horsell, she wanted to give her home a brand new look for 2018.

We are looking for something very contemporary for our children’s bedrooms, simple and with clean lines.  We may also need blinds or curtains for our guest room, also black out blinds for our cinema room. I hope this is something you can assist with”. – Client

The next day I walked into a beautiful 4-bedroom, house, that included a TV and Cinema room and a fabulous kitchen.

Roller Blinds

Roller Blinds


I was able to gauge a better understanding of my clients requirements, she announced to me she wanted 6 Roman blinds for her bay windows.

I replied with “How much time do you have in the mornings?” with 6 blinds to pull up every morning I offered her a much better solution that saved her time in the mornings.

“What about curtains inside the bay windows instead”? She loved the idea.

2 Bay Window Curtains

2 Bay Window Curtains

Interlined, Invisible Stitched Waved Curtains

For the 6 Bay Windows we mutually agreed on a Warwick Dolce fabric in a pale grey for the curtains.

A complex window area such as this would require a subtle shade, colours like this prevent a room looking dated quickly.


Wave Curtains

Wave Curtains

Curtain Attachments

Using the right attachments to display a blind or curtains is very important. To resolve this we used specially made to measure Inox Poles these can be purchased at Evans Textiles.


Inox Poles

Inox Poles

Final words

This project has been brilliant, especially working beautiful house & I would like to personally thank her in today’s blog. It is always great when you work with a client who is as enthusiastic about fabrics and designs as you are.

For more information about curtains, blinds or any other requirements you might have, please feel free to contact me.

As always thanks for reading,

Love Sophie Sews x



Clarke & Clarke Fabrics

Clarke & Clarke Fabrics

As the end of year is nigh, I have been establishing more fabric partners and I am extremely proud to say that I am now working with Clarke & Clarke fabrics. If you are thinking about freshening up your home interior, then may I suggest that you consider incorporating some of the Clarke & Clarke designs. They have a wonderful range of beautiful fabrics, that work in any room around your house.

clarke-clarke castilla fabric

© Clarke & Clarke Castilla collection

Clarke & Clarke Fabrics

We have seen the cool Scandi look sweep across homes in the UK this year, yet Clarke & Clarke fabrics are renowned for their beautiful flowered prints, this creates more depth and adds variety into your home, to  make it visually interesting.

As well as using Clarke & Clarke fabrics for your blinds or curtains, I also recommend Clarke & Clarke fabric cushions on a lovely grey plain sofa to add a vibrant feel. This is a cost effective way to change the layout and feel to any room, without dating your room with a floral wall paper design.

clarke & clarke fabrics woking surrey


Clarke & Clarke fabrics have recently partnered with Oasis Home, as we see more and more fashion retailers, like H&M and Zara broaden their product portfolios to home fashions.

Clarke & Clarke fabrics new collection still incorporates floral inspiration, though I was excited to see some more bolder designs such as Allure with their boho bright fabrics and their more cooler gentler collections such as Hudson, Spectrum and Tussah & Seda. As you can imagine this is inspiring me and I cannot wait to start working with these new fabrics.

clarke-clarke botanica fabric

© Clarke & Clarke new Botanica collection

Clarke & Clarke fabrics is an 18 year old company based in Lancashire, founded in 1999 and is an established leader globally in home furnishings. Clarke & Clarke is made up of two separate product brands, Clarke & Clarke which is the traditional floral design and also Studio G which has its own style of exciting and lively designs that appeals more to the fashion conscience consumer.

Please contact Sophie Sews in Woking, Surrey for advice or to get a quote for Clarke & Clarke fabrics in this range.

From all of us at Sophie Sews, thank you to all our customers who have supported us this year, we wish you a happy and healthy 2018!

ILIV Fabrics

ILIV Fabrics

The one thing that I absolutely love about my job is that I get to connect with so many wonderful fabric designers, one in particular for this month is ILIV fabrics. They provide the Hygge factor with their warming and soothing designs, fit for any room in the house, you would be proud to have guests around, just so they can swoon around the home.


ILIV fabrics andalucia collection

© ILIV fabrics Andalucia collection

ILIV Fabrics

I am excited to announce that these are now part of my stockist portfolio, so able to supply to all you lovely ILIV fabrics advocates and what is totally brilliant, they have just released their new designs, so these are must to have incorporated in your home, especially for the new year, which is just around the corner.

ILIV fabrics catalina seafoam

© ILIV Catalina Seafoam


As always I like to talk you through all my clients designs and provide some inspirations to my readers, so first of all I need to tell you about Catalina. It was the first design in their new collection that definitely caught my eye and got my creative interior mind thinking. With four designs in this collection you will want to incorporate these beautiful fabrics into your home for spring 2018.

However, it isn’t always about homes, you can incorporate the ILIV fabrics into offices, restaurants, hotels, any type of business to help provide employees or customers that welcoming feel of being somewhere that feels nice to be in. Two in particular have caught my eye in this range.


  • Andora Fabric – The print is leaves and comes in 4 refreshing colours, Seafoam, Cinnamon, Cornflower and Iris, the warmness of the Cinnamon would be great in a living room or bedroom and the coolness of the Seafoam would be ideal in a summer house by the sea.
  • Avila Fabric – again comes in Cinnamon, Cornflower and Iris but the one that I totally love is the multi-colour of the leaves and floral prints, the colours are gorgeous and intriguing.


The other collection that I really love is the Sketchbook collection, these designs are particularly good for cottages, B&Bs & hotels, giving the rooms that farmyard / country feel… imagine waking up and looking out of a window overlooking a lake or a beautiful landscape out in the sticks, it really will give your visitors that homely welcoming feeling.

ILIV fabrics sketchbook collection

© ILIV Sketchbook Wildrose collection


The Wildrose collection in particular, is gorgeous and I love the fabrics that can be used for cushions to give that comfy homemade feel. I cannot wait to start using this collection on new customers in the new year.


For quotes and enquiries on ILIV Fabrics, please contact Sophie Sews.

Suppliers of Prestigious Textiles Designer Fabrics

Suppliers of Prestigious Textiles Designer Fabrics

We hope you’re having a wonderful autumn so far. We love this time of year, it’s a wonderful time to spend at home. Time for lighting a fire, snuggling under blankets and lighting candles. Absolute bliss!

So now we move onto our big news! We’re delighted to announce we are now suppliers of Prestigious Textiles designer fabrics! Later in this blog we show you some rich, jewel coloured fabrics that are perfect for creating a cosy, comforting environment.

Suppliers of Prestigious Textiles Designer Fabrics

Prestigious textiles

About Prestigious Textiles

Prestigious Textiles are a UK fabrics company selling across the world.

Prestigious Textiles was founded by Trevor Helliwell in 1988. Now their headquarters just outside Bradford, is a 75,000 ft2 complex. They are a world-recognised brand and a UK success story!

They design fabrics for curtains, blinds, upholstery and accessories. Also within their ranges are wallpaper collections.


Prestigious Textiles Designer Fabric Collections

There are so many Prestigious Textiles fabric collections that we absolutely adore but we will show you our ultimate favourites from their current collections.



A collection of sumptuous satin fabrics in stunning jewel colours. Using these fabrics for cushions and upholstery gives a room a prestigious look and feel as the name suggests.

Having a fabric that feels as good as it looks connects with more than one of your senses. Allowing a truely sensuous experience.

Prestigious textiles royalty



Another collection of bold jewel colours and sensual fabric. Velour is available in 35 colour choices which can be paired with co-ordinating prints or used on their own.

Prestigious textiles velour fabric



This fabric collection is simply stunning! From the satin mixed with jacquard to the irridescent prints. The embroidery and ribbon appliqué detail on some of the fabrics create the most amazing tactile feeling. These fabrics create gorgeous curtains, blinds, cushions and upholstery.

Prestigious textiles designer fabrics

Prestigious textiles orchestra fabric

Suppliers of prestigious textiles designer fabrics


Prestige Textiles collections offer so much more than just rich, jewel colours in sumptuous, sensual fabrics. We encourage you to now visit their website to view more of their collections as the number is huge!

Alternatively, book an initial soft-furnishings consultation with Sophie Sews where we come to your home with our collection of fabric books. You’ll be able to see the fabrics in your home and feel the quality.

View our past work of made-to-measure curtains and blinds, or contact Sophie Sews now to start your interior design project.

Stockists of Vanessa Arbuthnott Designer Fabrics

Stockists of Vanessa Arbuthnott Designer Fabrics

Sophie Sews stock many designer fabrics but we are particularly proud to announce we are stockists of Vanessa Arbuthnott designer fabrics. As you’ll see they are such beautiful fabrics and as such have become extremely popular in the industry.

Stockists of Vanessa Arbuthnott Designer Fabrics

© Vanessa Arbuthnott


Stockists of Vanessa Arbuthnott Designer Fabrics

Vanessa turned to screen-printing fabrics when the necessary arose due to lack of funds in converting a former cow byre into a beautiful country home. Many have fallen in love with the soft, pastel colour palettes and easy country living look.

Vanessa Arbuthnott is an inspiration for many working mums such as myself. She started her business on her kitchen table while her four children were young. She found the time to work in the evenings designing and printing fabrics.

Vanessa Arbuthnott fabrics

© Vanessa Arbuthnott


Her business has grown from strength to strength and her fabrics have appeared in many lifestyle magazines and its not a surprise to see why. Inspired by the Cotswolds in the beautiful British countryside, her signature look is a contemporary version of country living.

At Sophie Sews we love to support British companies and Vanessa Arbuthnott is no exception. Designed and produced in the UK, the designer fabrics are printed on pure linen or 100% cotton. The company goes further with their ambitions by offering co-ordinating wallpaper, rugs and furniture.


Vanessa Arbuthnott fabrics

© Vanessa Arbuthnott


Vanessa calls the below portfolio image the ‘Birds & Beasts’ living room. A change from the signature looks of country pastels, this shows some of the darker colour palettes that the company offers. But still with the country-theme running through the fabrics with cute birds and animals.


If you would like to book a design meeting with Sophie to discuss how to use designer fabrics in your next design project, contact us now.


Chatsworth Fabrics

Chatsworth Fabrics

Sophie Sews is proud to announce we are stockists of Chatsworth fabrics for our customers in Surrey and surrounding areas.

Chatsworth Fabrics

At Sophie Sews we like to support British companies. Chatworth fabrics head office and warehouse are based in Derbyshire. They are a long established family company having been founded in 1991. Chatsworth Fabrics prides itself on its excellent standards and beautiful fabrics.


© Chatsworth Fabrics


Chatworth Fabrics Collections

Chatsworth Fabrics have a wide range of styles of fabrics to choose from for your next interior design project. From contemporary and traditional weaves, checks & stripes, embroided fabrics, and contemporary and traditional prints. I am going to show you some of their more unique fabric collections.

Silverstone Collection

Silverstone Blue

© Chatsworth Fabrics

Chatsworth Fabrics Silverstone Collection is available in a red or blue patterned fabric featuring vintage cars. We think this fabric collection would look great as curtains, blinds or cushions in a boys bedroom or playroom. Perhaps in an older gentleman’s study or games room to inject some fun and vibrancy.

Cowes Collection

Cowes Blue

© Chatswoth Fabrics

This Chatsworth Fabrics collection envokes feelings of calm and serenity. As such, we can picture the Cowes collection in a peaceful bedroom with a nautical theme.

Sandbanks Collection


© Chatsworth Fabrics

Another of Chatsworth Fabrics sea-side inspired fabric collections, Sandbanks is available in red or blue versions. Another fun patterned fabric envoking feelings of holidays and happy times. Curtains, blinds or cushions would look fantastic made in this fabric. We think this fabric would make a great addition to a guest bedroom.

In what room of your home would you use these fabrics? Would you like advice choosing fabrics for your next interior design project? We can visit your home with fabric books from a range of fabric designers. Contact Sophie Sews now to book your no-obligation home visit.

Ashley Wilde Fabric Collections

Ashley Wilde Fabric Collections

I’m using Ashley Wilde Fabric Collections a lot lately which made me think to show you some of my favourite fabric collections of theirs. This British company was started in 1950 and has collaboration with household names such as Kylie Minogue, Emma Bridgewater, Roald Dahl, Volkswagen and most recently, Ted Baker and Holly Willoughby.



Ashley Wilde Fabric Collections

Roald Dahl Ashley Wilde Playroom

One of my favourite fabric collections for children’s rooms has to be the Roald Dahl Fantabulous fabrics collection. It’s a really fun fabric collection showing off Quentin Blake’s illustrations that any child would love. With last year celebrating the 100 year anniversary since the birth of Roald Dahl, there couldn’t be a better way to honour your love of Dahl’s characters.

There are a range of fabrics, each depicting different Roald Dahl characters, you are sure to find your favourite character to bring some nostalgia into your home.


I used the Matilda fabric for my own children’s playroom for the curtains, pelmet and floor cushions and they absolutely love it.

ashley wilde fabric collections roald dahl matilda

roald dahl matilda fabric collection



View full portfolio of this Roald Dahl playroom


Some other fabrics in the Roald Dahl collection include The Twits and James & The Giant Peach.




Ashley Wilde ‘Blake’ Fabric Collection

If you are looking to inject some spring colour into your room and your room, consider the contemporary Blake fabric collection. It’s a vibrant collection of prints and woven fabrics. These fabrics used together can create a real statement.

I love this collection for bringing a sense of freshness and fun into a room.





If you’ve been inspired by these Ashley Wilde fabric collections and are thinking of redecorating a room in your property, why not contact us to arrange a no-obligation home visit when I can bring the Ashley Wilde fabric sample books to your home.

Until next time. Love,

Sophie x


Pineapple & Palm Tree Print Fabrics! It’s Barneby Gates

Pineapple & Palm Tree Print Fabrics! It’s Barneby Gates

Good morning!

I have been eager to tell you about these quirky and unique fabrics from Barneby Gates that really would be a talking point in your home! Imagine having this pineapple fabric made into a one-of-a-kind pair of curtains? How about having some cushions made out of the palm tree print fabric? Well now you can! And they have the wallpapers to match too!

Click on the images to see a close of version of the fabrics.


Pineapple Print Fabric by Barneby Gates

pineapple print fabric by barneby gates

The pineapple print fabric comes in 4 different colours and is a mixture of cotton and linen. Did you know that pineapples are traditionally a symbol of hospitality in the home? Why not revive that tradition and give your house guests something to talk about!


Palm Tree Print Fabric by Barneby Gates

palm tree print fabric by barneby gates

These palm tree print fabrics in a choice of 3 colour ways reminds us of Marakesh and exotic locations. What do they remind you of? Wouldn’t it be nice to reminded of a favourite holiday destination every day? We think so! We think they would look great as a blind in a bathroom or as cushions in a conservatory.


Bespoke Typecast Wallpaper by Barneby Gates

custom print letters wallpaper

To finish I’d like to tell you about the custom service that Barneby Gates offers. They will custom print this typecast letters wallpaper so you can select the colour of the print, and choose 6 symbolic words that they will work into the design for you. How great is that for your little ones nursery or bedroom! Decadent but so unique! Prices start at £120 per roll, with a 4 roll minimum order.


We are a stockist of Barneby Gates fabrics and wallpapers so we can show you the fabrics up close and in person from our very own Barneby Gates fabric book. Along with fabric books from other top of the range fabric manufacturers, we can bring the Barneby Gates fabrics into your home during a complementary consultation about your needs and requirements for your next interior design project.

Contact Sophie Sews now for your complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home.


All the best,

Sophie x

Cabbages and Roses Fabrics

Cabbages and Roses Fabrics

Good afternoon everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the summer. We’ve been very busy with lots of customers wanting all manner of soft furnishings for their home.

So its that time again when I show you some more designer fabrics which I absolutely love and which our customers have really loved too.

Today I’m going to show you some gorgeous Cabbages and Roses fabrics in a country house vintage style. They are UK company that have stores in Chelsea but you don’t need to go to London to look at their fabrics as we have lots of fabric sample books in our workroom in Woking Surrey. Cabbages and Roses supply a vast array of fabrics from florals to stripes to plain linens. Their key ethos is quality, uniqueness and fair prices meaning you can have beautiful designer fabrics in your home without breaking the bank.

Cabbages and Roses Fabrics used in Living Rooms

I love the country house vintage look that these fabrics help create. The look is seamless with the addition of coordinating cushions in the same fabric collection or contrasting colours. The fabrics look great against either a plain neutral decor or with richer colour schemes.

cabbages and roses fabric

cabbages and roses fabrics

cabbages and roses fabric collections


Cabbages and Roses Fabrics used in Bedrooms

This is a lovely use of a window area, its been made into comfy nook perfect for relaxing with a book or a cup of tea. The addition of the curtains instead of a blind can make it into a real hideaway from the chaos.

At Sophie Sews we can create some lovely window seat pads in a fabric of your choice. If you haven’t already chosen your fabric and need help deciding we have lots of fabric books in our workroom that we can bring to your home to help you choose. And of course we can offer advice on interior design if you require it.

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C&R Toile de Poulet blind


I hope this has given you some inspiration and shown how easy it is to recreate the vintage country house look with these wonderful designer Cabbages and Roses fabrics and at a reasonable price. As always we are at hand to help you with all things soft furnishings and interior design so contact us with your requirements.


Jones Interiors Bright Colourful Summer Fabrics

Jones Interiors Bright Colourful Summer Fabrics

Good afternoon everyone,

Summer is most definitely under way in our part of the world, the temperature is warm and the sun is out (most of the time). So I wanted to tell you about some wonderful Jones Interiors bright colourful summer fabrics. They have some truly beautiful fabrics which I would like to share with you.

But first a little bit of information about Jones Interiors. They have a great heritage in this country, they were founded in 1909, originally operating from two small cottages in Nottingham city centre when they were then called Jones & Co. They were then supplying buttons for ladies’ clothing. In 1912 the founder’s son joined the company and soon after they were known for quality and service earning them a great reputation to the extent that they now employ around 70 workers.  In 1987 the curtain accessory division ‘Jones Interiors’ was established. Their product range has grown and grown and they offer some truly wonderful fabrics as well as curtain accessories.


Jones Interiors Bright Colourful Summer Fabrics

So let me show you some of their fabrics that are inspired from summer and this wonderful weather we are having at the moment.


Cavendish Fabric Collection

jones interiors bright colourful summer fabrics


The Cavendish fabric collection is about as bright and colourful as you can get! Available in 16 colours including gorgeous hot pinks and mint greens which you can see here, as well as electric blue, terracotta, amongst others. The fabric is reversible for either primary brights or soft tonals for added versatility and creativity. Either way these fabrics will make a bold statement and prevent your room from looks dreary. This fabric can be used for curtains, cushions or throws. Matching curtain accessories are available for a complete look.


Forte Fabric Collection

Forte fabric collection by jones interiors


The Forte Fabric Collection is a soft chenille available in 24 colours including brights like fuchsia, cerise, chambray blue, orange, chilli and teal. The chenille is made using a mixture of polyester and viscose and is dry clean only. This new fabric collection can be used for curtains, cushions and throws. This super soft fabric would make a wonderfully comforting throw for children and adults alike.


Parade Fabric Collection

jones interiors parade fabric collection


The Parade fabric collection has a lovely shimmer and sheen to it giving a subtle radiance to the fabric. Available in 26 colours including burnt orange and aubergine shown here as well as others such as hawian blue, kiwi, mustard and blossom. The colours look great when mixed together like on these cushions. The fabric is suitable for curtains, cushions and throws and matching accessories are available for a complete room.


I hope this has given you some inspiration on how to use bright, bold colours for a room which goes against the grain of all these magnolia rooms we see these days. Don’t be afraid to use colour and dare to be different by using some Jones Interiors bright colourful summer fabrics in your rooms. If you’d like to discuss any of your interior design ideas with us please contact Sophie Sews, we are here to help and advise.


Love Sophie x

Today Interiors Fabric Collections

Today Interiors Fabric Collections

Good afternoon,

Sophie Sews now stocks fabrics and wallpapers from Today Interiors so I’m going to show you some of the Today Interiors fabrics collections that have really caught my eye. Their fabric portfolio includes plush high-performance crushed velvet furnishing fabrics from Italy and weaves from Belgium amongst others. Today Interiors are suppliers to major retailers including John Lewis Partnership, Liberty, Heals and leading independents throughout the UK and Ireland.

Today Interiors Fabric Collections

Today Interiors have a wide range of luxurious furnishing and curtain fabrics to choose from softly shimmering crushed velvets, realistic faux fur, suede and leather.

Sparkle Glow Fabric Collection

Today Interiors Sparkle Fabric

Sparkle Glow is a collection of luxury designer fabrics consisting of 6 designs and varying qualities from lighter weight fabrics for curtains, through to textured velvets.

Velvets include sculptured dots which form vertical stripes, a classic dogtooth design and a sumptuous mottled effect which can be used for upholstery, curtains and furnishings for some real show-stopping interior design. In contrast are textured weaves with sparkling silver thread and a light-weight fabric composed of two-tone soft peaks. They are available in a range of colour palette from neutrals to warm purple and silver-black.


Palermo Fabric Collection



The Palermo fabric collection from Today Interiors comes in 20 different colours of soft velvet to give any room a luxurious and rich look. An added dimension is given with the subtle fine stripe running through. This sumptuous velvet is suitable for curtains as well as upholstery. It fits with traditional interior design as well as rooms with a contemporary flair. I really love the rich, warm colours that come with this fabric collection.


Wild Fabric Collection


This Wild fabric collection by Today Interiors is a full range of animal print fabrics in faux fur. Animal prints are popular on upholstery and soft furnishings such as throws and cushions on plain sofas. This look gives an added wow factor for those wanting a striking, glamorous design. This fabric is versatile and has a lovely soft, tactile feel, perfect for those nights snuggling up in front of the television. The Wild collection comes in 13 distinctive patterns including Cheetah, Cream Leopard, Brown Leopard, Sand Leopard, Brown Cow, Black Cow, Cream Zebra, Optic Zebra, Big Giraffe, Little Giraffe, Dalmatian  and Antelope. Some of the prints have a subtle wave along the length of the fabric.


I hope these fabrics have given you some inspiration for what you would like to achieve in your home, whether it be a striking, glamorous look or a more subtle, traditional style. If you would like a free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact Sophie Sews.


Love Sophie x


Ralph Lauren Fabrics for Curtains Blinds and Upholstery

Ralph Lauren Fabrics for Curtains Blinds and Upholstery

Good afternoon everyone,

Its the time of year again when lots of people are thinking about where to go on holiday if they haven’t booked already. Sophie Sews has used lots of Designers Guild fabrics and I was looking through some of their fabric sample books. The new Ralph Lauren fabrics remind me of hot sunny days on holiday in France. So I would like to show you  some Ralph Lauren Fabrics for Curtains Binds and Upholstery to remind us all of those wonderful summer days to come.



Ralph Lauren Fabrics for Curtains Blinds and Upholstery

The new Ralph Lauren fabric collection that reminds me of summer holidays is called Sur La Cote. Designers Guild describe the collection as “The charismatic Riviera expressed through both prints and weaves.” The collection was inspired by Mediterranean waterside towns and villages which incorporate graphic prints and nautical motifs in classic maritime colours.

Ralph Lauren fabrics for curtains blinds and upholstery


Ralph Lauren fabrics for curtains blinds and upholstery designers guild




Ralph Lauren Signature Coast Fabrics

Some other Ralph Lauren fabric collections from Designers Guild remind of summer holidays, such as the Signature Coast Fabrics, Designers Guild describe them as “A ralph lauren signature collection, bringing together a beautiful array of printed linen and cotton designs, from elegant stitchwork sheers, to ornate vintage florals.”

ralph lauren signature coast fabrics


Ralph Lauren Signature Coastal Co-Ordinates Fabrics

To co-ordinate with the Signature Coast fabrics, Ralph Lauren has the Signature Coastal Co-Ordinates fabrics. These include stripes, checks, plaids as well as plain fabrics such as weathered linen and and washed neutral canvas.

ralph lauren signature coastal co-ordinates fabrics

ralph lauren designers guild



Now if these Ralph Lauren Fabrics for curtains blinds and upholstery are not enough to inspire your next choice of holiday destination then I dont know what will. If you would like to use any of these fabrics for your curtains, blinds or upholstery then do let us know as we can source these fabrics from Designers Guild and custom make them for the windows and seats in your home. We can also source any other Designers Guild fabrics so do have a look at their website.


Love Sophie x



James Hare Fabrics and Wallcoverings

Good afternoon everyone,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Have you been doing any DIY or interior design this weekend? I wanted to tell you that we are now a stockist of James Hare fabrics and wallcoverings. We are really happy to be stocking James Hare Fabrics and Wallcoverings now for our customers as they are an internationally renowned silk specialist.

James hare fabrics and wallcoverings

I’m going to tell you a little bit about the company and then I’m going to show you some of my favourite collections of theirs. James Hare has been established since 1865 so they are a bit of a tradition in this country. In the 1910’s James Hare became a cloth manufacturing mill and the biggest stockist of Harris Tweed in the world. Their factory was known as the ‘Cloth Headquarters of the British Isles’, it was the largest textile distribution house in Great Britain. In the 1930’s they boasted that if a London tailor placed an order at 9am, by 9.10am the material would be on its way to the train station!

In the 1980’s the woollen manufacturing firm was sold, along with the brand “Hare of England” and the company re established itself as a silk merchant becoming the leading supplier of the bridal and fashion trade. Today, James Hare is Britain’s leading silk specialist and produces luxury textiles for the fashion and interiors industries. They are favourites with leading designers and decorators, James Hare’s fabrics are famous worldwide.

Now on to my favourite part, the beautiful fabrics and wallcoverings!


James Hare Fabrics and Wallcoverings


James Hare Pimlico Interiors Collection

The Pimlico collection is a modern take on classic styles, traditional fabrics are given a modern twist ensuring the look is sophisticated and chic.  I absolutely love these pastel colours, they are so feminine and sweet. These are great inspiration for a girl’s bedroom.

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James Hare Evolution Interiors Collection

This is one of their new collections, drawing inspiration from a range of eras in James Hare’s history. A combination of classic and modern looks, these fabrics are ideal for curtains, bed-heads, blinds and other decorative detailing. I love the textures of these fabrics and also the way the light reflects off, absolutely stunning.

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 James Hare Silk Wallcoverings

Now as James Hare are famous for silk I’d like to show you some of their lovely silk wallcoverings. They have natural texture and intense depths of colour and have over 500 plain colours, as well as woven and embroidered patterns. They are great for creating a dramatic feature wall and I think they give a luxurious, expensive look to a room.

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I hope these James Hare Fabrics and Wallcoverings may have given you inspiration for your next interior design project. Don’t forget we offer a full interior design service, offering not only made-to-measure curtains, blinds and cushions, but also carpets and wallcoverings.

If you would like to discuss your interior design ideas with us then please contact Sophie Sews.


Sophie x

Window Dressings for Large Multi Functional Spaces

Window Dressings for Large Multi Functional Spaces

Good afternoon,

Now if you have been wondering what we have been up to, I wanted to tell you all about our best job to date.



A Beautiful Space – Window Dressings for Large Multi-functional Spaces

We are often asked about how to choose window dressings for large multi functional spaces like this incredible space. We were asked by the owners to supply and fit made to measure curtains. This beautiful space is a kitchen with sitting/eating area. It is quite large as you can see with many windows so the fabric choice was pale and neutral to keep the space feeling airy and light. A darker or heavily patterned fabric would have made the space look smaller and less bright. We needed to make sure the space was not overpowered by the window dressing.  Window dressings for large multi functional spaces also need to be suitable for the multi functionality of the space.


Window Dressings for Large Multi Functional Spaces


Fabric and Fixings

The Sophie Sews team measured the space and came up with recommendations for the owners. Once the right fabric and style for the space was agreed, we then went to work on making the custom curtains. These curtains are pinch pleat using fabric from Freyett’s, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of furnishings.



Fryett’s make a comprehensive collection of plain fabrics with various textures and patterns. They have 60 years experience and have evolved to be one of the leading designers of curtain and upholstry fabrics. They also have a large range of patterned fabrics which I will write about in a future blog post.




Channel Rod System

Our customers were very happy with the result and so were we. The channel rod system was a great solution for these windows. They have continuous smooth running and glide effortlessly. With rod systems you can either have them corded or motorised. The motorised track systems can be operated with a wall switch, remote control or a time switch. Very handy if you have lots of curtains or heavy curtains! They have silent motors and integrated emergency control in case of power cuts.



I hope this has given you an idea of how to choose window dressings for large multi functional spaces and if you would like more help then don’t hesitate to contact Sophie Sews – interior designers in Woking.


Sophie x



Warwick Fabrics – We are now official stockists

Warwick Fabrics – We are now official stockists

Good afternoon everyone,

I would like to announce that we are now an official stockist of Warwick Fabrics. They are a supplier of exclusive furnishing fabrics in classic and innovative designs. I absolutely love their designs and wanted to show you some of my their new collections which have inspired me lately.

Warwick Fabrics New Titanium Collection

One of Warwick Fabrics‘ new spring 2015 collections is “Titanium”. It’s a collection of luxury fabrics including foil prints on velvet, modern weaves and paisley.

Warwick Fabrics

Most of the fabrics are dual purpose suitable for curtains and upholstery. The colours are neutral metallic shades with darker tones to add depth. Any of these fabrics from this collection would look fabulous in a modern living room or bedroom. We make curtains, blinds and cushions in these fabrics as our customers absolutely love them.  We also carry out upholstery including window seats.

Warwick Fabrics Titanium
Warwick Fabrics Cushions


Warwick Fabrics New Babylon Collection

I wanted to show you another of Warwick Fabrics‘ new collections that has inspired me lately and that’s “Babylon”. It features old English country style with prints incorporating the Union Jack and horses. These fabrics would look great in a library room or vintage study. The fabrics are really rich, warm and create a snug, inviting look.

Warwick Fabrics Babylon Collection

Warwick Fabrics Babylon

I hope this has inspired you for your next interior design project. We are always on hand to come to your home with fabrics books and discuss with you your design ideas so that we can work together in producing your dream room. You can contact Sophie Sews through this website or directly at or our phone numbers are on our contact page.

Love Sophie

Sarah Hardaker Fabrics

Sarah Hardaker Fabrics

Good Morning Everyone,

I wanted to take time today in talking about a wonderful fabric designer known as Sarah Hardaker. I have just become an official stockist for this fabric also, so want to tell you why I choose her and what the designs of this company can offer in your homes and provide some interior design insight and ideas.

Sarah Hardaker concentrates on fabrics and wallpaper, her designs are vintage inspired linen, the leading UKs fabric designer. Having worked for Habitat, Nine Campbell and Osbourne and Little, Sarah decided to branch off and create her own company and produce her on products for the interior design industry. Which is absolutely great for someone like me….

All her fabrics are manufactured in the UK, the linen is woven in Scotland and the designs are printed in England, using traditional printing methods This has created a portfolios such as:


Florence Fabric

Sarah Hardaker – Florence


Sarah Hardaker - Orissa Fabric

Orissa Fabric

My particular favourite collection is the polka dots! It’s is perfect for so many different rooms. From children’s rooms to kitchen blinds it really works. Because everything is bespoke you can mix and match the striped fabrics for cushions and the blinds in the polka dots. It makes creating a scheme really easy with a really great overall finish.

If you are a Sarah Hardaker fabric lover like myself and want to take a look at the fabrics and require some interior design consultancy and where to use these fabrics, within your home or office or building, then please feel free to contact me via my website or on my email

Love Sophie

Cabbages and Roses Fabric Stockist

Cabbages and Roses Fabric Stockist

Hello my lovely followers, how have you all been? Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!!

I am so excited as I have just received my gorgeous Cabbage and Rose fabric Book which now makes me an official stockist of this wonderful British company. Cabbage and Rose has been trading for 4 years and I was drawn to them as they produce some fabulous patterned fabrics.

Their new colour collection is keeping on-trend with their quirky, vintage inspired patterns. I am personally drawn to the stripes fabrics, they are so versatile and they can go in any room in your house, which is a wonderful investment and a long term gain.

Just some history on Cabbage and Roses fabric company; they were established in 2000 by the wonderful Christina Strutt who set up a mail order business from her wonderful kitchen, where the original bees fabric was created and it went from strength to strength, or should I say from fabric to fabric to even more wonderfully fabulous fabric.

Their new collection they have designed will be an absolute must for your homes in 2015.

If you are interested in seeing some of the fabrics in the ‘flesh’ then feel free to contact me and look at my look book, I don’t just have the new collection I have all of them, so you can decide what one will suit your home, I can also come to your home too and offer some interior design advice.

I have more fabric collections to announce over the up and coming weeks, so keep an eye out.

For now have a wonderful weekend everyone, I will be back soon.
Sophie Sews