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WT Online: Interlined, English Method Draperies with Susan Woodcock

Instructor: Susan Woodcock

Online classes held on Tuesdays's at 12:00 pm ET on August 6, 23, and 20, 12:00 pm ET

Join Susan Woodcock for a special online program of bespoke sewing techniques as used in custom drapery workrooms in the United Kingdom. You will learn traditional methods for creating interlined curtains, gain an understanding of craftsmanship and designer details, and practice a variety of hand sewing techniques.  In this class you will complete one pair (one and a half widths each side) of pleated, interlined English method draperies.


Session One:

Overview of the English drapery method

Selecting fabric and lining

Figuring yardage

Review of tools and supplies
Cutting face fabric, lining and bump interlining


Session Two: 

Joining cuts

Interlocking face fabric, bump interlining and lining

Hand sewing hems

Mitered corners


Session Three:

Finishing the drapery heading with buckram

Calculating pleats and spaces

Hand tacking pleats

Attaching curtain hooks

Installation and dressing the finished drapery


Class includes:

  • Three online interactive lessons with instructor Susan Woodcock, presented live and recorded to review later (with 3 months online access after class is completed).
  • Written how-to instructions.
  • Support from the instructor between class sessions.


Class project will be one and a half widths each side by 36 inches long. 


Students must have completed Custom Draperies: Level I or have some experience with sewing custom soft furnishings to participate in this class.

WT Online: Interlined, English Method Draperies with Susan Woodcock