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New Online Roman Shade Class from Workroom Tech

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

We are excited to announce a new online class series for beginner level students. The WT Online series is a great way to get started with sewing window treatments. The first class will cover how to make a basic roman shade with instructor Susan Woodcock, professional workroom educator and author of Singer(R) Sewing Custom Curtains, Shades and Top Treatments.

Roman shades are one of the most popular styles today.  It's a perfect beginner project because it doesn't require a large sewing area, or as much fabric as other window treatment styles.     In this three week online course you will complete a 24" x 42" flat fold, lined roman shade, mounted on a board with screw eyes and cord cleat lift system including components to meet cord safety standards. You will provide your own face fabric - everything else is included in the project kit.  

This class includes:

  • Three 1-hour online, interactive lessons with instructor Susan Woodcock, presented live and recorded to review later (with 3-months of access online after class is completed).

  • Written how-to instructions

  • Project kit with lining, shade rings and cord safety components, installation supplies, weight bar and board cut to size. 

3-week Course Outline:

Lesson One

  • Measuring the window

  • Overview of a roman shade and how it works

  • Figuring yardage and working with pattern repeats

  • Selecting fabrics

  • Overview of what is included in the shade kit

Lesson Two

  • Measuring and cutting fabric

  • Hems and adding lining

  • Finishing hems

  • Sewing a weight bar pocket

Lesson Three

  • Planning lift lines

  • Sewing shade rings

  • Board mounting

  • Creating a lift system

  • Adding lift cord and safety components

  • Installation

  This is a beginner level course.  A basic understanding of sewing, and some general tools and supplies are needed to complete the project.  You will need: sewing machine, scissors, pins, iron, tape measure & ruler or yardstick, needles and thread, staple gun and screwdriver.   $125.00 class fee includes free shipping in the continental U.S. Registration is open now for the July class which begins on July 14, 2020. Deadline to register is June 25, 2020. Learn more and save your spot:

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