About Me


“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him, he’s always doing both.”

James Michener

My name is Rachel Malak. I am the owner and operator of Sew Lovely, a window treatment design and fabrication studio serving Butler, Beaver and Allegheny counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. I work with both retail customers and designer clients, using my specialized industry skills to make ideas and plans that become reality and beautify the home. My products include custom designed and fabricated soft window treatments, bedding, and other soft furnishings. I also provide blinds and shutters from Hunter Douglas at a competitive price.

From start to finish, my services are designed to meet the needs of my clients. I begin with free design consultations to help you select the perfect style for your project. Visualizing your design is easy with the help of my computer renderings or hand-drawn sketches. My elegant fabric and hardware lines give my customers high quality choices and a great selection without having to leave home.

Professional fabrication methods are used in the creation of all custom home furnishings, and good communication ensures that the end products exceed expectations. As a convenience to my customers, my services also include professional measuring and installation.

I am dedicated to providing quality products with outstanding details. To reach that end, I spend time keeping up with current colors, home furnishing styles, and fabrication techniques. My membership in the Custom Home Furnishings network provides educational opportunities and important contacts with colleagues.

I strive to achieve the highest levels of proficiency in my drapery fabrication. I am an active member of The Western Pennsylvania Window Treatment Association. I search out new knowledge in my field by attending workroom association meetings as well as subscribing to trade and design journals. Window and soft furnishings are my passion. My customers can be assured that they will be treated in a respectful way and provided with home furnishings they will be proud of for many years.

Please visit my Photo Gallery to see examples of my exceptional work and my Testimonials to read what some of my many happy customers have said about me. Then please contact me to set up an appointment. I would love to hear from you!