Online Class

Sewing Custom Curtains & Draperies

$39.99

Sew decorator-quality curtains that add value and beauty to your home! Explore grommet, gathered and pleated styles — sure to flatter your windows.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Susan Woodcock
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Measuring & Choosing Fabric
18:36
Meet your instructor, custom drapery expert Susan Woodcock, and get a sneak peek at the gorgeous curtains you'll make over the course of this class. You'll get straight to work as you weigh the pros and cons of different fabric types and gain insight into Susan's efficient and easy methods for measuring fabric.
2. Designing Curtains
21:17
3. Making a Basic Panel
35:47
4. Grommet Curtains
35:22
5. Gathered Curtain
27:42
6. Pleated Curtains
36:07
7. Creating Pleats
32:47

Recommended with this class

  • Buckram
  • Drapery pin hooks
  • Drapery hardware such as pole rod or traverse rod

Taught by

Susan Woodcock
Susan Woodcock
Susan Woodcock has owned her own custom drapery workroom for more than 25 years, offering sewing services, custom window treatments and interior design expertise. She's the author of the comprehensive how-to book "Singer Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades and Top Treatments," and shares her passion through Home Dec Gal, a home decorating website. Together with her husband, Rodger Walker, Susan also co-produces the Custom Workroom Conference, an educational event and trade show. Her latest venture is the Custom Workroom Technical Center, a hands-on training facility for custom window treatment and soft furnishings, in Tryon, North Carolina.

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