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Sew Much More

Welcome to the Sew Much More Podcast!  The interviews here are with creative business owners, mostly in the Custom Window Treatment, Soft Home Furnishings, and Upholstery industry, but also with others that are sewing related or business related.

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Dec 18, 2016

The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;

Scarlet Thread Consulting


The Workroom Channel


In 1987, successful window treatment designer Carlette Cormier started the business to help support her family. With a small toddler at home and her husband recently laid off Carlette needed employment that would not only allow her to contribute income, but to be at home to care for her family. Deciding to rely on the skills taught to her by her mother since the age of five, she began CC’s Designs. At a young age she learned to sew doll clothes and over the years Carlette has continued to develop her skills alongside her mother.

After moving to Savannah, Georgia to look for employment, a friend who worked in a wallpaper store recommended Carlette to a local designer who came into the store inquiring about help with some window treatments. After seeing the work Carlette had done in her own home, the designer was sold and thus began CC’s Designs and a new career for Carlette was born.

Despite the fact that Carlette was new to the area and a complete unknown, her reputation for creating beautiful window treatments spread quickly. Through word of mouth advertising, the small business with humble beginnings evolved into an award winning design and fabrication company. Services include the design and installation of window treatments, beautiful bedding, canopies, upholstered walls and ceilings and much more. CC’s Designs can now confidently make the claim to be a one stop shop for all your window treatment needs as it continues to be family owned and operated.

Attributing much of her success to the continued education she has received by attending trade shows and conferences, Carlette now attends as an instructor, to help other up-and-coming designers and fabrication studios learn from her experience and talent. Her continued efforts to build on her talent have had rewarding results:

Window Fashions Magazine
Workroom of the Year 2010
Drapery & Window Coverings Magazine
1st Place Vignette Competition 2008
Window Fashion Magazine
1st Place Specialty Windows 2005
Window Fashion Magazine
Workroom of the Year 2004
Window Fashion Magazine
1st Place Top Treatments 2004
Window Fashion Magazine
1st Place Specialty Windows 2002
Window Fashion Magazine
1st Place Commercial Treatments 2001
Window Fashion Magazine
1st Place Curtains & Draperies 2000

Carlette continues to challenge herself by exploring new avenues of her talent. One of her fellow instructors, Jeanelle Dech (Adaptive Textiles) began digital printing custom fabrics. This gave Carlette an idea for expanding her business, exploring her talent and creating an opportunity to give something back to her city. Carlette has designed a unique toile fabric showcasing some of the beautiful historic landmarks of Savannah. With this distinctive Savannah Toile and an new corporation, Carlette’s LLC, she is now creating Tote Bags, Aprons, Napkins, Tea Towels and other unique pieces featuring Savannah. Her desire is to send Savannah visitors home with something special that will help them forever remember a city that has been very good to her.