Susan Woodcock
Craftsy Instructor

Charlotte, NC

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Susan Woodcock ran her own custom drapery workroom for more than 20 years, offering sewing services, custom window treatments and interior design expertise. She served as the former editor-in-chief for Drapery & Design Professional magazine, and today she shares her passion through Home Dec Gal, a home decorating website she runs with her husband, from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Susan's Craftsy Classes


Sewing Custom Curtains & Draperies

Create one-of-a-kind curtains with guidance from professional drapery expert Susan Woodcock! Find out how to select the right fabric for any project and get tips for quickly and easily measuring your window. Then, design your curtains, learn proper proportions and determine the direction of your fabric for perfectly aligned repeating motifs. Discover the secrets to panels that hang beautifully, block light and even insulate your home. Create stylish grommet curtains with evenly spaced rings. Sew a gorgeous gathered curtain and explore tools and techniques for gathering your fabric easily and consistently. Plus, stitch up a variety of pleated curtains, including French, Euro, Goblet and more. You’ll also learn to work with multiple fabric widths, add interlining and uncover the best way to hide seams in pleats!  

$19.99 $34.99


Sewing Custom Roman Shades

Raise the bar on your decor and confidently sew versatile Roman shades that enhance any room. Join professional drapery and home decorating expert Susan Woodcock as she guides you through how to sew a stylish flat shade, a washable stationary shade and a structured dowel-pocket variation. Learn how to achieve a perfectly tailored fit, create the illusion of larger windows and always choose the right fabric for your room. Susan will also share tips on fuss-free construction and installation to ensure a shade that folds beautifully every time. Plus, get tips for cord safety and alternatives for homes with small children. Gain the skills you need to create exceptional shades that bring balance, cohesion and elegance to your home!

$19.99 $39.99

Susan's Projects

Grommet Curtains
Pleated Curtains
Roman shade
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