Being free to design as creatively as you want is one of the best ways to showcase your individuality, especially when you are fashioning a fabulous special event  or stage design. Here at Sew What? Inc., we LOVE that our clients are extremely imaginative and allow us to be a part of their artistic process! A fantastic way to construct something truly one-of-a-kind for your production, concert tour, or trade show is to have us custom-build a mixed media piece that comes directly from your own original vision.

This custom screen surround for the Platinum Tour of Grammy winning recording star Miranda Lambert featured Black 22oz Encore and Silver Drizzle

We enjoy nothing more than when our warehouse is busily working on custom sewing pieces to give our clients something that they can profile on their stages that had never been seen before. It is often painstaking work– lots of fine details, exact measurements, precise stitching, and of course, it all needs to look fantastic too—but we relish the challenge!

Singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow performs in front of a custom mixed media backdrop made of various pieces of fabrics in various textures and colors

Mixing different fabrics, colors, substrates, and styles helps create a design that gives the stage design texture, depth, and excitement. Layering metal mesh on top of muslin, a digitally printed featuring cutouts with Sharkstooth Scrim behind, using UV paint to really help your backdrop “glow,” digitally printing an artist’s logo larger than life, or even bedazzling a digitally printed satin drape with loads of beading and sparkly applique, can all help give your custom drapes a rare and extraordinary look.


For the Las Vegas residency of Mariah Carey, a variety of elements, from flowers to fabric to vinyl butterflies, combined to set a magical scene

We’ve seen just how incredibly successful our mixed media pieces have turned out for the stage designs for many of our clients, and it’s always thrilling when we get to continue to do what we love—innovate this industry with exclusive custom-built products so that our clients can astound their audiences time and time again.

Digitally printed Heavy Knit, Black Encore Velour, Sharkstooth Scrim, Pewter Textura, and more combined to give amazing dimension to this backdrop for Passenger