Custom Stitch

Designs for Windows

Custom Stitch is a family-owned business with a 30-year history of serving clients in Maryland and the Metro area, including the Eastern Shore and Delaware, to create window coverings that are beautiful, environmentally friendly and economically desirable.


days of experience



We have been a certified Woman-Owned Minority Business Enterprise since 1991.

Elaine Esbensen started as a seamstress in Richmond, Virginia in 1984 making custom clothing, costumes for Virginia Commonwealth University Dance Department, alterations and mending. In 1987, Elaine moved to Annapolis, Maryland and took a job with The Cover Loft making boat canvas covers and biminis, but her real passion was working with beautiful decorator fabrics and creating room changing window treatments.

After working with several different contractors, Elaine went back to her own workroom and started Custom Stitch in 1991. The Custom Stitch team is excited to become a part of the expanding Design District of Annapolis and look forward to serving both commercial and residential customers.


Over the past 34 years, Custom Stitch has served hundreds of home owners, renters, property development companies, general contractors, grocery chains, medical facilities, schools, and more. Some of our clients have been working with us for over 25 years.

I have worked with Custom Stitch for years and they are very knowledgable and service oriented. They have solved some challenging window treatment problems! Custom Stitch offers many different product lines at very competitive prices.  Very happy with the company!
Ann S.Washington, DC

Custom Stitch consistently provides great work at the right price point. They have been my preferred vendor for several years.

Darren H.Facility Director

Our family searched for affordable window coverings when we purchased our new home. Our five room house needed window covering as quickly as possible. When researching our options we contacted Custom Stitch. We found that the estimate was done quickly and the pricing allowed us to completely cover everyone one of our windows and doors at a price we could afford! We highly recommended Custom Stitch. It was a very pleasant experience!

Kathleen R.Annapolis, MD

The professionalism of and quality of work done by Custom Stitch is great!  I’ve been a customer for many years and will remain one for many years to come!

Melody R.Washington, DC

We have worked with Custom Stitch for the last 22 years. All projects were completed in a timely and professional manner. The scheduled completion dates were met, which in our experience is unusual for this industry. The company is to be commended

Harrison S.Tripp Contracting, LLC
The folks at Custom Stitch have always provided us with the best product and service to meet our business demands.  The quality in their work goes beyond our expectations.  We highly recommend them for future use.
Maggie C.St. Mary’s High School


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  • 410.263.0956


  • 1752 McGuckian Street

    ANNAPOLIS, MD 21401