top of page

30-Minutes with Workroom Tech: Episode Ten / Essential Tools & Workroom Layout

In this week's episode of The Sew Much More Podcast: 30-Minutes with Workroom Tech (air date February 27, 2019) Ceil DiGuglielmo and Susan Woodcock talk about essential tools and workroom layout. The topic for this episode was requested by Kathy Healy, from Rochester, NY. Thank you, Kathy, for such a great idea!

Listen to this episode here: Episode 10: Essential Tools and Workroom Layout

It can be intimidating for new workroom owners to know what equipment and tools they need to produce professional quality window treatments, and what they can wait to purchase. The Basics

According to Susan, the most important tool is the worktable. "You can get started without an industrial machine, boiler iron or other tools, but the worktable is absolutely essential".

A typical worktable is 60 x 120 inches (or 5 feet x 10 feet) but you can customize it to your space. If you can make it longer, that’s even better! You will find a 12 foot long table to be necessary for the long-length panels that are so common now. The worktable is padded with an underlayment for pinning, a layer of dense batting and then canvas is stretched and stapled over the top.