Fabric Check-In Process

Fabric and hardware

Fabric arriving at Designs by Donna is checked in and inspected as soon as it arrives.  Doing so may avoid delays with the project if any flaws, inconsistencies in the repeat, or wrong yardage amounts are found upon inspection.  And the same is true for drapery hardware received. There are a few things for you to check when your […]

Sewing invisible zippers next to welt cord

When inserted correctly, only the zipper pull shows.

I used to be afraid to sew an invisible zipper next to welt cord …………. until I tried it.  And it worked well.  And all I was able to see was the zipper pull.  And the pillow turned out beautifully, do you agree? After several people shared their concerns with me about sewing this type of zipper, I decided […]

Flowing Flower Detail For Draperies, Valances, Pillows

Flowing Flower Embellishment

As a soft home furnishings designer and fabricator, I am passionate about embellishing my creations.  This embellishment I call the Flowing Flower Embellishment and I use this on drapery panels, window valances, or pillow covers, just to name a few.  The source for my flowing flower inspiration was this picture of a sweater in a […]