Custom Shades: Level I

Thursday, May 21 - Saturday, May 23, 2020

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

Instructor:  Susan Woodcock

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are currently not accepting registrations for this class.


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 a blackout lined buckram-fold roman shade on the Coulisse cordless spring system.  Students will also learn about balloon and relaxed style shades.  Other shade systems that are displayed and demonstrated include roller clutch, Dofix Autodescend, Safe-T-Shade Professional Wide Band Lift Sheet, Rollease Easy Spring Plus, Coulisse Twin-Pull and Top Down, Bottom Up, Pro Design LLC remote control and Forest group RBS. 


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 / May

  • 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.



Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm



104 Palmer Street

Tryon, North Carolina


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