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3 04, 2018

Inspiration Is Truly In The Eye Of The Beholder

By |April 3rd, 2018|Clients, Company, Education, links, News, Products, Projects|1 Comment

Inspiration — it helps motivate us to be our best, do our best, act our best, and put forth the very best that we each have to offer the world. The definition of inspiration is “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something; particularly to do something creative.” But what inspires you may not inspire the next individual…. It is probably one of the most subjective concepts you can think of, and yet–in this industry especially—it is definitely one of the most important, too.

This is why we here at Sew What?/Rent What? Inc. offer a variety of ways to help spark our clients’ imaginations. Some stage and event designers like to look at photos of theatrical draperies out in “real world” situations, which is why we have some fabulous examples of our drapes in a ton of Flickr photo albums and galleries to meet their every drapery desire. They can also explore our company Pinterest and Instagram pages to see some great examples of event and stage designs, and learn about some ingenious ways for us to help them create a similar look for their own special events.

Others may do better by seeing video of the drapes and designs moving across their screen, as it helps them better imagine how the drapery and stage embellishments might look for their own creative projects. Therefore we offer a variety of different videos showcasing our rental and custom curtains on our very own YouTube channel.

Some may prefer to see simple swatches of fabric or written data on their computer screen, and let their imagination run wild with that information. If so, they can check out our e-swatches and white papers on our website (and read this blog, of course) to gain valuable information and insight as to what type of fabric, cut, style, and substrate might work best to create the right look at their own unique event, venue, or production.

And sometimes it’s as simple as being a little “social” and going to one of our many social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. These sites are a fantastic way to easily gather information about some of our recent projects, converse with employees and other clients regarding ideas for original stage designs, and read helpful advice, suggestions, and ideas on how to they can better work within their budget, actual space dimensions, or possible time limitations. We are here in a myriad of ways for our clients—just let us know how we can better help to inspire YOU, too!

28 11, 2017

Interesting Blog Post Explaining Knit and Woven Fabrics

By |November 28th, 2017|Education, Fabrics, links|1 Comment

Here at Sew What?, our focus is on the manufacturing of custom stage drapes and other soft goods. Along the way, we love to educate our blog readers about stage drapery – from the different material options to fullness to finishes.

Recently, Megan read a post from Dutch Label Shop that does a great job at explaining the differences in knit fabrics and woven fabrics, and so I thought I’d pass the information on to our readers. Click below to read this interesting post:

The Difference Between Knit and Woven Fabric

While Dutch Label Shop is focused on sewing apparel (they sell custom clothing labels), this post applies to fabric used in a variety of applications – including stage drapery and soft goods. For example, for digitally printed backdrops, we have both knit (such as Heavy Knit) and woven (such as Cotton Canvas) fabrics available.

We utilize many fabrics, both knit and woven, when making custom stage drapes, mixed media backdrops, LED Stardrops, and other stage soft goods. Of course, different fabrics work better for different needs, so we always offer the most appropriate fabric for the project – whether that be a knit fabric or a woven fabric.

25 10, 2016

Connect with Us on Facebook!

By |October 25th, 2016|Company, links|1 Comment

Calling all clients! Are you an active Facebook user?  Have you stopped by our Sew What? Inc Facebook Page to like and follow our posts?

We’ve manufactured drapes and soft goods for numerous major artists, including Maroon 5, Slip Knot, Green Day, Sting, James Taylor, Dave Matthews Band, Madonna, Rod Stewart and Don Henley. Our prestigious drapery installations for theatres include the historic “Victoria Theatre” in Santa Barbara. We even sewed the record-holding World’s Largest Beach Blanket and had our drapes featured on the cover of the iconic 1,000th Issue of Rolling Stone Magazine. We love to post photos and news of the shows that we are working on to our active FB page.  It’s a fun and interactive place to keep project conversations and design ideas flowing! Please pop over to FB by following this link –


In addition to the “big stuff,” we also manufacture stage curtains for elementary, middle and high schools, community theaters, churches and college auditoriums. And that’s not to mention providing drapes and soft goods for special events, trade shows, fashion shows, conferences, even the occasional inaugural ball. If you are interested in seeing our portfolio – then a visit to our website portfolio pages may be in order! Check out our project pages by visiting this link:


With headquarters and production facilities in Rancho Dominguez, CA, we service a worldwide clientele who know that when there’s any question about finding the best custom-sewn theatrical drapes, as well as how to support American-made products, Sew What? is the answer. And don’t forget, if you need to rent it that we can help you with that too! Please visit the Rent What? section of our website at



6 09, 2016

Sew What? Inc – Have you seen our sewn project portfolios?

By |September 6th, 2016|Company, links, Products, Projects|1 Comment

Visit our Portfolios and you’ll find we’ve manufactured gorgeous drapes and soft goods for numerous major artists, including Maroon 5, Slip Knot, Green Day, Sting, James Taylor, Dave Matthews Band, Madonna, Rod Stewart and Don Henley.

Rock and Roll Portfolio

America – the home of legendary rock bands and so many of today’s pop stars. Madonna, Britney Spears, Don Henley, Sting; we have draped and masked stages for the best of them. While we tend to remember a concert in terms of the “set” and the “lighting and effects,” the draperies play an often invisible but integral role in how the show comes together. Giant painted stage backdrops set the scene, masking hides tech areas from the crowd, borders dress the floating trusses to hide the lighting instruments, and skirting surrounds the stage and band risers. Soft goods, as they are known to the “roadies,” are a major part of any touring set.

We also manufacture stage curtains for those important productions at elementary, middle and high schools, community theaters, churches and college auditoriums – not to mention providing drapes and soft goods for special events, trade shows, fashion shows, conferences, even the occasional inaugural ball.

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Digital Printing Portfolio

If you can visualize it, we can print it. As big or as wide as you want it. Check out our showpage of really impressive digitally printed backdrops and drapes for really impressive showbiz personalities such as Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn. And see what can be done to blow away the crowds at major public events and trade shows. We can even combine digital printing with a whole host of special effects that will leave jaws on the floor. Take a look! Rendering vs. finished project – how close will they be? Click here.

Our headquarters and production facilities are in Rancho Dominguez in Los Angeles County, California, where we service a worldwide clientele looking for the best custom-sewn theatrical drapes. We’re proud to offer our American-made products, and we try to buy American-made products and support U.S. companies as much as possible. Visit the Sew What? Inc. News Room for recent articles and additional happenings.

17 08, 2016

Stage Drapery Inspiration is Just a Click Away on our You Tube Channel

By |August 17th, 2016|Company, links, News, Products, Projects|2 Comments

Watch Short, Captivating and ROCKING backdrop-inspired videos on our Sew What? / Rent What? You Tube Channel.


Custom Theatrical, Stage Drapery Manufacturer

Sew What? is the ultimate entertainment and event industries resource for custom theatrical draperies and fabrics.

At Sew What? Inc, we produce everything for theaters and stages, from massive 3-D fabric sets for rock concerts to grand front curtains in world-class auditoriums. While our custom stage curtains and theatrical drapery manufacturing work is considerable, you’ll also find our drapes and soft goods supplies featured at trade show booths and special events nationwide. If you can dream it, we can sew it!

Stage Draperies & Theatre Supplies

Just like your audience, you want top performance. Sew What? delivers! Our Stage Curtains and Theatrical Draperies, Stage Backdrops, Curtain Tracks and Theatrical Supplies exceed your expectations and enhance your shows. With experience that ranges from the hottest rock concerts to the biggest stage events to just about any other kind of production under the sun, Sew What? is the answer.

Special Event & Exhibit Supplies

Sew What? is far more than stage curtains and theatrical drapery. We’re part of what makes your special event special. Sew What? will meet your special event supply needs on-time, on-budget and on-demand no matter when or where your special event is hosted.

Here are a few fan video favorites from our YouTube Channel

The Hollywood Vampires Backdrop – with Johnny Depp!

Vance Joy Backdrop with Digital Printing

All About Backdrops………. A Sew What? Inc Custom Mixed Media Backdrop Showcase

OUR VIDEO GURU and CREATOR is Mr. Tom Underhill @goodeyebadfinger

So next you are going to ask – where did all those killer soundtracks come from?  You see – we love to showcase local and emerging musicianship, too!! So here is some info about our featured musicians.  BIG THANKS to everyone below for their collaboration and continued support.

Brainspoon is a rock ‘n’ roll punk band based in Los Angeles, California. A staple of the Downtown Los Angeles rock scene, the band has earned a solid reputation with its blistering live show and catchy songs. Brainspoon’s music has been played on “Livation” on KXLU Los Angeles, KUKQ in Phoenix, and KKZZ in Ventura, as well as on Goldie’s Garage on Sirius/XM satellite radio. The band has been featured in Sparkplug Magazine, the Ventura County Star, and the VC Reporter. The band consist of Lead Vocals: Daphne Vandervalk, Guitar and Vocals: Michelle Balderrama, Bass: Tom Underhill, Drums: Chris Diez

Brainspoon can be reached at:

It’s OK! was founded by Redd Kross guitar guru, Robert Hecker. He is abetted by his long-time musical cohort, vocalist Ellen Rooney, and the crushing rhythm section of bassist Dennis McGarry and drummer Joey Mancaruso. They base their operations in a secret lair somewhere in the South Bay Area of Los Angeles. Their third album, Cubed, was released in 2015. It’s OK can be reached at:

Rich Cole is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, arranger/music producer, widely recognized for his unique sound and vibe. His style ranges from acoustic rock with vocals to rock instrumental. Rich’s sound has evolved over the many years he has been playing and collaborating with other musicians. You can even hear a Spanish influence in some of his instrumental songs, which he picks up when playing with local bands in Puerto Rico while visiting his home there. His most current songs recorded have been rock instrumentals and include, Frustration, Scorp 11, Flesh Steel & Wood, and The 13th Hour. Rich Cole of RKCMUZIK can be reached at: