Curtains, Roman Blinds, cushions & Soft Furnishings

Sewansome offers a bespoke curtain and roman blind making service in Ivybridge (near Plymouth) and cover South Hams, Devon and East Cornwall. I also carry out custom curtains, roman blinds, alterations and repairs.

I accept work for curtains, roman blinds and other soft furnishings from commercial, vehicle and residential customers which includes; hotels, B&Bs, caravans, pubs, offices, static homes, campers, vans and boats.

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I also offer consultancy service and help you choose the right materials and finish for your interiors. You can make an appointment and come to see all options for fabrics, linings, poles etc. I offer wide range of fabrics and our list of suppliers is really vast so feel free to discuss your needs and I source the right curtain, blind or soft furnishing fabric for you.

Alternatively,  I come to your home and spend time with you going through your ideas and options for fabrics, linings and fittings such as curtain rails and other accessories. This service is chargeable at my hourly rate plus travel expenses if it is further than 10 miles from Ivybridge. If the work is undertaken and its value is more than £500 this fee will be deducted from the total.

I can measure your windows and existing poles, so you know all the finished products will fit perfectly. When offering products to you, I will work with your budget and offer what fits within and advise where this is not possible and help you find another option.


All made to measure curtains are made to your exact requirements for domestic or commercial use (hotels, B&Bs, pubs, bars, restaurants, boats, vans). You can choose from lined, unlined, blackout or interlined curtains. The top of the curtains can have simple pleats, French pleats, goblet pleats, tabs or eyelets. You can provide your curtain material, or I can source it, I’ll supply the high quality lining material, interlining or blackout Lining. I am using only proven high quality materials. Anything for commercial use has appropriate treatments. Made to mesure Roman blinds all have all safety devices required by law.

How to Measure for Curtains

Width – Do not measure the window. Measure your track or pole from end to end excluding finials.
Drop – Before you measure your drop, decide if you want your curtain to be floor length, sill length or above the sill.
For tracks – Measure from the top of the track.
For poles – Measure from the hook of the curtain ring and add 2cm so that the curtain can cover the hook. For eyelet curtains, measure from the top of the pole.

How to measure and hang curtains GUIDE in pdf. You can view the gallery here.

Roman Blinds

Custom roman blinds are made to your exact requirements once you provide the material and dimensions.

How to Measure for Blinds (include images)

Inside a window recess – If you want your blind positioned in the window recess, measure the width of the recess measured at the top, middle and bottom (plaster work is not always even, and measurements may vary. This will prevent the blind from rubbing).
Outside a window recess – If you want your blind positioned outside the window recess, measure the recess and add 5 – 8cm.


Cushions can be square, rectangular, bolster, boxed or round; they can be plain, piped, flanged, frilled, boxed or regular throw cushions with zips or buttons. Any finish and look is possible. I make cushions for homes, hotels, B&Bs, boats, campers and more.


I offer advice and source fabrics, interlinings, linings, foams and other relevant materials for your soft furnishings, curtains or roman blinds for domestic or commercial use. All materials for commercial environement have necessary fire retardant treatments and all necessary tests relevant for their use.


I offer a service to provide ideas and guidance to style your property or vehicle.

Measuring Service

I can travel to you and measure your windows in order to calculate the quantity of fabric needed.

This service cis chargeable my hourly rate. It is recommended to email for a quote.

*All materials and 50% of the total cost must be paid before work commences.

Curtain eyelet services

At the moment, we fit 25mm and 40mm diameter eyelets. These fit most standard poles. Cost per eyelet including the fitting is £2.50 – £3.50 for 25mm and £3-£4 for 40mm. You need between 8-10 eyelets per width of curtain. Remember, making up of curtains is on top of eyelet fitting. Please enquire for further information. Metal eyelets are significantly stronger and more robust than the plastic eyelets. This means that there is no danger of the eyelet coming apart once fitted.

Our customers say:

Very high quality curtains, immaculately made. Can’t recommend highly enough!

C Frith

Hello Magda, we love the curtains and pillows you made. It was great to choose the material and leave the rest to you, you did a great job! Thanks


When we needed some pretty curtains for Molly, Magda came up with a gorgeous design incorporating Molly’s favourite butterflies and flowers using buttons and embroidery with pom pom edging. It’s gorgeous and really well-made. Highly recomended.


My first experience of this delightful couple and both of their companies was with the very proactive to curtain alterations which I needed done accurately, professionally and under a tight time pressure. I was very impressed with Magda’s energy and enthusiasm and ‘can do’ attitude to the request. Fitting me around a number of clients in a busy period my curtains were ready before the date initially suggested and the results were first class in every respect. The job was needed to complete the soft furnishings for our house protect due to be let imminently. We would not hesitate in recommending Sewansome to anyone. If only every business could be this efficient, practical and with such first class customer service

Clipper Lettings Ltd