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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 – https://www.facebook.com/SewWhatRentWhat/

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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: http://www.sewwhatinc.com/portfolios/

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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 https://sewwhatinc.com/rent-what-inc/.

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