About Sew Elegant

Fine Window Designs

Our main goal is to provide the best quality soft furnishings for our clients and help create a wonderful living space that can be enjoyed for years to come.

We work alongside interior designers and retail clients throughout Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas.

Sew Elegant had its humble beginnings in 1994, under the business name “Curtains To A T” in a small town in Eastern North Carolina. The workspace consisted of an empty Living Room, a folding table, and a simple home Singer sewing machine. In a very short period of time, that Living Room was filled with industrial sewing machines and a 5’x12’ work table. We provided custom window treatments for retail clients all throughout the region.

In 1998, our family had a major life change and moved to Searcy, Arkansas. The former “Curtains to A T” experienced a major change as well and became Sew Elegant. Not only did we provide custom window treatments to retail clients, we began working with local interior designers to service the wholesale community. The workroom was still located in our home but had upgraded to the garage area. Our vendor list grew and our designs became more complex and challenging.

In 2003, we experienced another major change by building a detached workroom and upgraded the name to Sew Elegant Fine Window Designs, LLC. It was important that the business name reflect the quality and high standards we had come to represent. Not only did we expand our workspace but we also expanded our offerings to clients. Custom fitted slipcovers and upholstery services were added along with the addition of woven shades, blinds, and shutters.

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Professional Affiliations

Window Coverings Association of America – WCAA

Tracy Windley has been a national member of the WCAA since 2013 and is an active participant in the educational and promotional events sponsored by the WCAA.

The Window Coverings Association of America is the only national nonprofit trade association dedicated to the retail window coverings industry and its dealers, decorators, designers, and workrooms who are our members.

WCAA was founded in 1986 as a division of the National Decorating Products Association. In 1993, the association left and became the Window Coverings Association of America. Today the WCAA has almost 1,000 members in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.

Tracy Windley with Teresa Paul, Executive Director, WCAA

WCAA Virtual Chapter

The WCAA Virtual Chapter hosts monthly educational presentations by industry experts and leaders. It gives professionals from all across the world an opportunity to network and learn. Tracy has served on the Executive Board for the VIrtual Chapter since 2014 as Secretary and current Past Co-President.

WCAA Virtual Chapter Officers 2017

Custom Workroom Conference 2017- CWC17

Tracy teaching at the Custom Workroom Conference 2017

The Custom Workroom Conference, hosted by Susan Woodcock and Rodger Walker, is an event created by and for workroom owners, to provide the very best in education and resources unique to our profession. Custom Workroom Conference features seminar classes and hands-on demonstrations from the best instructors in the industry.

Tracy was honored to serve as an Instructor for the CWC17, teaching classes on Slipcover Techniques and Bed Corona Fabrication & Design.

CWC 2017 Instructors

International Window Coverings Expo 2017 – IWCE17

The International Window Coverings Expo is the only U. S. trade show dedicated to the success and growth of the window coverings industry. ​This annual event is designed specifically for the window fashion decorator, designer, retailer, architect, workroom, installer, remodeler, and stager.

Thousands of U.S. and international visitors and buyers come for the latest products, technology, and education in window coverings as well as home decor and accessories. At IWCE, you’ll find leading industry suppliers, new and innovative products, and unparalleled networking opportunities.

In addition to the exhibit floor, IWCE offers an expansive roster of educational seminars focused on design, fabrication, and business, featuring some of the most experienced and well-known speakers in the industry.

Tracy served on a discussion panel along with other industry professionals to better enhance working relationships among design professionals. She also presented two seminars with Tammy Paradoski on Workroom Tips & Tools and Upholstery versus Slipcovers.

Bespoke Soft Furnishings Magazine

Tracy is a contributor to Bespoke Soft Furnishings Magazine, with educational articles. She has had her work featured on the cover.

Bespoke Soft Furnishings Magazine, formerly Drapery & Design Magazine, is the only multi-media publication for those who are in the soft furnishings industry. It highlights industry leaders and innovators across the country to promote education and inspiration.

Bespoke Soft Furnishings Magazine

Bed Canopy Rosette written by Tracy Windley