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Chany

Hi i just came across this forum through a friend, and I have to say how excellent it is.  I am a new buyer of a house and have tons to do.   My first question of soon many to come is.. where in Toronto or York region area could i find a great selection of drapes.  I have gone to a few of the usuals... Bed bath, homeoutfitters, but nothing has appealed to me.  If anyone knows of any it would really help :)  Thanks

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Chany

Thanks Seema,  sorry for the late response. This really helps me and i will defintly check out these places!

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spersaud

Hi, Chany!

Some more places where you can find readymade drapery panels include:

  • West Elm, visit westelm.com
  • Restoration Hardware, Vancouver (604) 731-3918, Toronto (416) 322-9422, (416) 223- 2055 or visit restorationhardware.com.

Another option is to choose fabric that you like and have your drapes sewn for you. This is great alternative should you not find readymade ones that suit your space. A few places that we've listed in our Source Guide that do custom drapery sewing include:

  • Blinds, Drapes & Bedding, visit blindsdrapesbedding.ca

  • inVu Drapery, Toronto (416) 481-5273, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 828-2022, 1-866-572-2472 or visit invudraperyco.com. (They have readymade options available, too!)

  • NGG Sewing, Vaughan, Ont. (905) 739-1464

  • The Sewing Studio by Gail Leger, Toronto (416) 461-6683 or email thesewingstudio@hotmail.com

  • Rousseau’s, Whitby, Ont. (905) 668-3483 or visit rousseaus.ca

  • Starlight Drapery Workroom, Markham, Ont. (905) 479-5545 or visit starlightdrapery.com

Hope this helps! Let us know what you end up going with.

Cheers,

Seema

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Nestor_Kelebay

Chany:I have 66 windows in my building, and being a reasonable landlord, I felt that it was more appropriate for me to provide drapes on my apartment windows than either installing Venetian blinds (which can be problematic and constantly need adjustments), or have the tenants buy their own curtains or put up AC/DC posters and Confederate flags to serve as window coverings.I'd recommend you do the same thing as I did, and that is to open your yellow pages phone book to "Textiles" and phone around to find out who wholesales drapery fabrics in your area.  Go down to those wholesalers, and get their advice on what they would recommend as a very durable fabric to make drapes out of.To get someone to make the curtains for me, I simply phoned up the places in my yellow pages under Sewing Machines, Sales & Service, and all of those places knew of women that sew in their own homes to make spare cash.  I ended up having 75 pairs of curtains made in two different widths for $40 and $60 per pair.  The places that made curtains retail were quoting me prices like $300 and $400 per pair!!!

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