Custom Roman Shades: Level I 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS CLASS. The next class will be May 21 - 23, 2020.
New for 2020!  Students will go home with three lift system samples; motor, spring and clutch.
February 6-8, 2019

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

Instructor:  Susan Woodcock

This class does not require a minimum number of students.


In this class you will learn the fundamentals of sewing several styles of custom, soft shades. Students will complete a flat, interlined Roman shade with Pro Design LLC motorized wand system, a tucked Roman shade with ribs using the EZ-Rig(R) lift system and buckram-fold, blackout Roman shade with the Coulisse spring lift system.  Other shade systems that are displayed and demonstrated include roller clutch, Dofix Autodescend, Safe-T-Shade ProLift(R) and Rollease Easy Spring Plus, Pro Design LLC remote control, Rollease Acmeda remote cotrol, Forest group RBS and basic board and cleat.  


Topics covered include:

  • measuring the window
  • calculating yardage
  • linings
  • shade supplies and resources
  • corded window covering standards and safety
  • best practices for selling corded window coverings
  • hemming and finishing techniques
  • shade lift systems
  • professional tips


Students must have completed Introduction to Sewing Soft Furnishings or have some sewing experience and practical knowledge.


*Shade fabrication methods at Workroom Tech have been independently tested by Bureau Veritas, and approved to meet current industry standards for cord safety as set in ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2018 – American National Standard for Safety of Window Covering Products.

Custom Roman Shades: Level I with Susan Woodcock / February

  • Students will bring their own face fabric.  All other tools, materials and supplies will be provided by Workroom Tech.  Once your payment has been processed, you will receive an email with yardage requirements and other information for attending this class.



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