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I bought cushions in John Lewis and they are lovely so now I need to find some curtain fabric that will go with them.
Is JL in Oxford Street good for fabric? I don't want to go up there if they only have a tiny selection.
The cushions are all different but some have a big, modern floral print, and all are in brown/cream/vibrant and pale pink, one has lime green on it too. They sound a bit funny written down but look really good. I'd like a curtain fabric with an ivory background and a big flower print in browns and pinks.
If anyone has any other good recommendations I'd be grateful (not ridiculously expensive please, as living room needs three sets of full length curtains).
Well I think the selection in JL in brent Cross is rather big and sooo busy, so I'd imagine the same section in Ox.Ci would be the same.
Mind you, maybe it's a different clientele in O/C:puzzled:
I buy all of my fabric from Marimekko - all of their samples are online on their website.
They're Scandinavian and very funky, and have a bit in Selfridges and a shop in a street (can't remember sorry!) near Selfridges on Oxford St.
What a great website Cartchick, thanks for that. They don't have quite what I am looking for regarding living room curtains, but I have bookmarked the site for future ref, I saw some nice fabrics for our bedrooms.
We just got our bedroom curtains from John L in Oxford st and they were really good. There is a pretty large selction (200 odd) of fabrics that they will make up in a week, and an even larger (certainly biggest I have seen) selection that they can order in, which takes about 3-5 weeks to make up.
Oh just realised you might not be getting JL to make them (:bow: :bow: to you if you are making them yourself), in that case they have a mahoosive range to buy there and then or to order in. Not sure what you mean by too expensive but we just had 2 floor length sets of double width curtains (so eight curtain widths in total) made up and delivered for 500 quid - which I didn't think swas toooo bad - not sure how much of that was labour and how much parts tho iyswim.
Crikey Cathy, I can barely sew a button on, I wouldn't have a clue where to begin with curtains! I have a friend who has just done a curtain making course so might ask her.
I don't really know what I mean by too expensive either, I had blinds made throughout for our old house so don't know how much is a lot for curtains, guess I need to do some proper research.
Think I will start at JL and go from there, thanks for the feedback.
Do you have any local markets? That's where I've got my fabric in the past, and it normally works out cheaper aswell :wink:
Ive always got my upholstery fabric either from a big warehouse place a good 10 miles from me or Dunelm, which is just down the road.
I spent a good 8 hours sporadically yesterday making curtains and i am still only hakfway through! :faint: I can now see why good quality lined curtains are so expensive!
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