Introduction to Sewing Soft Furnishings 

Tuesday, March 10 - Wednesday, March 11, 2020

9:00 am - 5:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch on your own

Instructor: Susan Woodcock 

In this two-day class, students will learn how to use professional workroom equipment including industrial straight stitch, walking foot, overlock and blind hemming machines, grommet and button press, pneumatic staple guns and worktables.


Students will learn how to cut and join fabrics, finish hems, board mount a valance, set grommets and make covered buttons. Included in this class, is an overview of common workroom supplies that are needed to get a workroom up-and-running such as, lining and interlining, buckram, weights, thread, scissors, measuring tools and tips for organizing a small workroom.


Class discussions include advice and resources for setting up a workroom business.

The information learned in this class is necessary for taking Level I or Level II fabrication classes.

Introduction to Sewing Soft Furnishings (March) with Susan Woodcock

  • A minimum number of students is required.  Please wait to book travel until you are notified that the class will be held as scheduled.

  • There is a $50 cancellation fee for any class cancelled 3 weeks prior to the class start date.  There are no refunds for classes cancelled 3 weeks or less before the class start date but the class fee can be used for a future class, space permitting.



Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm


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