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I’ve written a few times about my love of Craftsy, which is a wonderful on-line learning site for craft lovers, and my love of window treatments. I’m very excited today to share with you my review of a great Craftsy class – Sewing Custom Roman Shades.
Be sure to check out our Decorating With Window Treatments page for more ideas, tips and techniques for your windows!
Craftsy Class Review – Sewing Custom Roman Shades
I’ve been promising to review some of the Craftsy classes that I’ve watched, so finally here’s my review of one that was on my wish list – Sewing Custom Roman Shades, which is taught by Susan Woodcock.
In the drapery world, Susan Woodcock is one of the rock stars! I’ve had the pleasure of having her as an instructor for some classes that I’ve taken at drapery conferences over the last few years. She is always well-prepared for the classes, and has a wealth of information to share. So, I knew her class would be a good one to take, and it didn’t disappoint!
Susan has been sewing window treatments and other home decor projects for years, and she has her own business Home Dec Gal. You can check out her blog at Home Dec Gal.
Susan teaches how to make two different roman shades – a regular roman shade –
and a dowel pocket shade –
I’ve made many roman shades for clients over the years, but I’ve never made a shade with dowel pockets, so I was looking forward to that part of the class.
There’s also a lesson about sewing a stationary roman shade –
During the class, Susan gives clear and detailed instructions for how to cut out your fabric, how to make each shade, how to mount the shades onto boards, and how to install them.
This is a very good class for a beginner sewer or someone that has more sewing experience. I also love learning from other drapery professionals, there’s always different ways to make window treatments and it’s fun to see how others tackle them.
The Craftsy platform is wonderful for watching the classes. You have access to your classes forever. One of the neat features for each class is the ability to rewind for 30 seconds if you need to go back and watch something again. You can take virtual notes during the classes too. They also greatly encourage students to ask questions, and the instructors are wonderful about answering them.
Craftsy has so many classes, and so many different topics. Cooking, crocheting, knitting, photography and many more. I love that they are offering more and more home decor sewing classes. Most of the classes are over 3 hours of class time, so they really are a good deal at the regular price, and a great deal at $19.99 or less!
Head on over to Craftsy today through Sunday to check out their selection of classes for yourself, or a fellow crafter!
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