WT Online: Relaxed Roman Shades

Instructor: Laurie Medford, bio

Tuesday's at 12:00 pm EST beginning on June 8  through June 22, 2021.


In this three week online course you will complete two relaxed roman shade samples using different fabrication methods; a stationary basic, square cut relaxed shade and a flared hem functional relaxed shade using the VAKO 20.04 Slim Clutch headrail system.  A detailed list of what you will need will be emailed after registration.


This 3-week class includes:

  • Relaxed roman shades project kit with components and supplies needed to complete two projects.  For the first class project you will provide your own face fabric, lining, board and weight bar.  For the second project you will provide face fabric, lining, weight bar and VAKO headrail (or lift system of your choice).  The class kit includes: shade rings, screw eyes, lift cord, weight bar cover tube,  Safe-T-Shade Forever Rings and Ring Locks,  zip ties, cord adjusting orbs  and safety warning tags.
  • Three 1-hour online, interactive lessons with instructor Laurie Medford, presented live and recorded to review later (with 3-months of access online after class is completed).
  • Written how-to instructions
  • 15% discount on the VAKO headrail system


Course outline:

Lesson One, Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Measuring the window
  • Pre-planning and fabrication options
  • Figuring yardage and working with pattern repeats
  • Selecting fabrics
  • Cuts and prep for the first project


Lesson Two, Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Sewing the basic relaxed shade
  • Board mounting
  • Dressing and installation
  • Cuts and prep for the second class project


Lesson Three, Tuesday, June 22, 2021

  • Sewing a flared hem relaxed shade
  • Mounting to the lift system
  • Dressing and installation
  • Cord safety


This is an intermediate level course.  A basic understanding of sewing roman shades or completion of WT Online: Basic Roman Shades class is required. Basic tools and supplies are needed to complete the project. In additon to supplies mentioned above, you will need: sewing machine, scissors, pins, iron, tape measure & ruler or yardstick, needles and thread and a staple gun and staples.  


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

WT Online: Relaxed Roman Shades

  • 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.