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WT Online Pro Series: Sheer Austrian Shade with Motorized Lift System

Instructor: Susan Woodcock

Cost $100.00

Classes will be held on Thursdays at 12:00 pm ET on October 3, 10 and 17

In this three-week online course you will learn how to design and sew a custom Austrian shade.  This style of shade incorporates vertical fullness for a soft, draped appearance when lifted. You will learn how to create a beautiful custom design using sheer fabric, lined or unlined.  The class project will be fabricated with methods and components to meet cord safety standards.


This is an advanced level course.  Knowledge of roman shade construction is required.


This class includes:

  • 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


To complete your project, you will need face fabric (lining is optional), shirring tape, roman shade rings and cord shroud, mounting board and weight bar.  The shade shown in this class will  motorized using the Coulisse Motion motor kit.   You are not required to use a motorization for this class.  Any roller style system is acceptible; clutch, spring or motor. 


Course outline:


Lesson One

  • Measuring and pre-planning
  • Style and history of Austrian shades
  • Figuring yardage 
  • Selecting fabrics
  • Design and proportion
  • Pre planning 


Lesson Two

  • Cutting fabric and lining
  • Sewing and hemming fabric
  • Applying shirring tape, rings and cord shroud


Lesson Three

  • Gathering tape to finished length
  • Board mounting
  • Adding lift cord
  • Assembly of motor kit
  • Programming remote control
  • Installation and dressing the finished shade


This is an advanced level course.  Sewing experience and basic tools and supplies are needed to complete the class project


Cancellation policy:

This is a home study program.  You will receive all of the listed class sessions so you can complete the class.  No refunds provided.

WT Online Pro Series: Sheer, Austrian Shade with Motorized Lift System

  • This is a home study program.  You will receive all of the listed class sessions so you can complete the class. No refunds provided. 

  • Susan is so knowledgeable and such an expert, I learned so much! Susan is very clear in her explanations, provides super helpful videos, and readily answers all questions. I look forward to taking future courses with Susan.
    ~Donna R.

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