WT Online: Grommet Draperies with Blackout Lining

Instructor: Laurie Medford - Bio

Classes held on Tuesdays at 12:00 pm ET, May 4 - 18, 2021

Cost: $175.00


Sewing draperies is a great skill to learn whether decorating your own home or as part of your custom workroom business.  In this class you will learn professional techniques to produce a quality product.


In this 3-week course you will complete a pair of interlined and blackout lined, grommet style draperies.  The class sample will be a pair of draperies, 1 width each side (or one 2 width panel if you choose) by 30 inches long with Hanes heavy flannel interlining and Outblack blackout lining with Rowley Company's professional quality snap-together grommets. (A grommet press is not needed).  You will provide your own face fabric – everything else is included in the project kit.


Class includes:

  • Kit with Hanes heavy flannel interlining, Outblack blackout lining, buckram, weights, grommets, and fusible tape. You provide the face fabric.
  • Three 1-hour online interactive lessons with instructor Laurie Medford, presented live and recorded to review later (with 3 months online access after class is completed).
  • Written how-to instructions and worksheets


3-Week Course Outline

Lesson One, May 4, 2021:

  • Measuring the window and pre-planning
  • Figuring yardage and working with pattern repeats
  • Cutting face fabric and linings
  • Hemming face fabric and linings


Lesson Two, May 11, 2021:

  • Layering materials and measuring the finished length
  • Finishing hems with no pinholes of light
  • Double fold heading with buckram


Lesson Three, May 18, 2021:

  • Understanding grommet spacing
  • Creating a template
  • Setting grommets
  • Creating fixed spacing for operable grommet draperies
  • Hardware and installation tips


This is a beginner-level course.  A basic understanding of sewing, and some general tools and supplies are needed to complete this project.  You will need: sewing machine, scissors, pins, iron, tape measure & ruler or yardstick, needles and thread. 


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


Refund policy:

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.


WT Online: Grommet Draperies with Blackout Lining

  • 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 would definitely recommend an online class as it’s the next best thing to being at Workroom Tech".
    ~Kelly L.



Classes run 9 am - 5 pm.

Call for an appointment to visit.



104 Palmer Street

Tryon, North Carolina


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