Sewing has always been in my family – my mother owned a dress making business in the 1950’s & 60’s. I remember as a small child visiting her workroom and being fascinated by the dress making mannequins and the powerful old singer sewing machines. It was a real art form in those days to be able to tailor make clothes, and my mother successfully made & altered clothes for the folk of Newbury for many years. I suppose you could say its in my blood, I inherited those same skills from mother and today run my very own soft furnishings business.
I have been making & creating soft furnishings for as long as I can remember, working for a number of independent Interior designers, I believe passionately that you can’t beat the quality & longevity of hand made. There is still a place for good workmanship, even in our modern fast paced & technical society. It was this passion that spurred me on to set up my own business, just like my mother did all those years ago. I even used the same singer sewing machine, as she did, for many years, until I finally admitted defeat and bought a modern machine. The old Singer now sits proudly on my daughter’s shelf, as she has an obsession with all things vintage!
I run my business from my home in a workshop I set up on the third floor of my riverside cottage, sounds idyllic doesn’t it!
I share my house with my two companions Jess & Jack, who laze in the sunshine whilst I busy myself chatting with customers & creating their orders. It sounds simple but it’s a busy business and fortunately I have a great team who share my passion & skills to bring the very best in children’s hand made soft furnishings to you the lovely customer.
My daughter and son in law, Angela & Ben, who do all the technical stuff in the background, I’m not going to lie when it comes to running a website I’m not the most technically minded! Fortunately they are, and make sure the site is running speedily and features all the latest fabrics for you to browse.
Then there’s Karen & Colin who are amazingly skilled at creating soft furnishings too, they have years of experience and help to make your bespoke orders.
Lastly there are all the different courier drivers who collect and drive all over the country (and the world) to deliver your orders direct to your doorstep! Thanks to them they arrive safe and sound and ready for your home.
What we do at the Children’s Curtain Company
So now you have a bit of history and know who we are, we can tell you more about what goes on here.
We are experts at creating hand made curtains, Roman blinds, cushions and all soft furnishings for children, nurseries & teenagers. Everything is handmade to your specification; we believe a high quality hand finish is the key to beautiful interiors.
We offer a huge range of fabrics to suit all tastes & budgets, including well known designer brands. One of the things I love about this business is finding new fabrics, we are always looking for new designs and try to bring you a range of fabrics that you just can’t get anywhere else.
We are also happy to provide free fabric samples so you can view the fabric in your home, before you make any decisions. Just click on our sample service page to find out more information.
Having the chance to create something magical and wonderful for your child’s room, really does bring a sense of satisfaction. After all creating a safe haven where your children can create memories is really one of the most important things you can do as a parent, we are so proud to be a part of that.
Happy customers means great quality and great service, and that is what you get from the Children’s Curtain Company.