The art of sewing is not a lost art in Fishers thanks to local seamstress Ann Henn. She sews everyday in her home studio making custom window treatments for Fishers area residents. But Ann doesn’t make ordinary curtains– her designs are works of art.
Custom Curtain Calls
“My biggest accomplishment is developing several exclusive window treatment designs. I don’t use patterns or stock designs, every window treatment is created exclusively for a specific window. ‘The Wave’ is a three-dimensional treatment of my own
invention. I also developed an awning design that uses custom iron hardware.”
A graduate of Purdue University, Ann had a career in retail before staying home to raise three children. When she moved into a new Fishers home 20 years ago, she started sewing. She made every window covering in her house, and then she made ne
w ones. And more new ones after that. After so many changes, Ann decided to start making window treatments for others.
Sew Far Sew Good
“I started my business, “Sew Far Sew Good,” so I could work from home and supervise the family circus! Word spread and the business flourished. Eight years ago when Gallery 116 started, I found a ‘home away from home’.”
Now her window treatments adorn the windows of the local gift and home decor shop and serve as a testament to Ann’s sewing talent. Potential customers can see all of Ann’s designs at Gallery 116 and look through an extensive array of fabric samples.
When she’s not juggling custom orders, Ann makes ottomans, table runners and pillows. In her spare time, Ann enjoys art fairs, gardening and sports.
For more information on custom sewing for the home, contact Ann Henn at firstname.lastname@example.org.