WT Online: Basic Roman Shade

Instructor: Susan Woodcock

Thursday's at 12:00 pm EST beginning on November 5 through Novermber 19, 2020.

Registration deadline is October 5, 2020. 


Turn your sewing skills into a business or create new window treatments for your home with WT Online sewing classes.   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.


This 3-week class includes:

  • Basic roman shade project kit with components and supplies needed to complete your project.  You will provide your own face fabric - everything else is included: lining, shade rings and cord safety components, installation supplies, weight bar and board cut to size. 
  • 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


Course outline:

Lesson One, Thursday, November 5, 2020

  • 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, Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Measuring and cutting fabric
  • Hems and adding lining
  • Finishing hems
  • Sewing a weight bar pocket


Lesson Three, Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • 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.


Class fee includes free shipping in the continental U.S.

WT Online: Basic Roman Shade with Susan Woodcock (Nov)

  • This is a home study program.  You will receive all of the above-listed materials and supplies so you can complete the class. No refunds provided. 

  • "I've completed 2 online classes with Susan and am signed up for 2 more. I am learning so much! She is generous with her vast knowledge and a really good teacher. If I have questions between classes she is quick to respond and usually adds a link to some new resource I didn't know about. Highly recommend!"
    ~Nancy B.


Classes run 9 am - 5 pm.

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Tryon, North Carolina


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