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!
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 for making Roman shades that bring balance, cohesion and elegance to your home!
Conquer curtain sewing and invigorate your home décor with custom window treatments that capture the decorator-quality look you want! Join drapery expert Susan Woodcock and demystify the internal pieces that will give your window treatments a polished look, so you can create curtains that go beyond great fabric. During class, you’ll learn about linings and interlinings, so you can pick the type of each that’s best for you. Then, Susan will teach you how to merge layers, with or without a serger, and share popular methods like interlocking and French blackout. Once you’ve tackled your layers, you’ll learn to use welt-cord and weights for curtains that drape neatly, and Susan will demonstrate two easy ways to mount your valance. Plus, get tips for dazzling finishing touches that will style your draperies even further!
Apr 06, 2015 - Feb 29, 2016
Custom Workroom Conference and Marketplace February 26 - 28, 2016 Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center, Concord, North Carolina Learn more at www.CustomWorkroomConference.com