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Drapery Making Schools

Ashley Baker

Drapery sewing can be a daunting task. Intricate window treatment patterns and yards of fabric offer plenty of opportunities for errors. Whether you are sewing draperies for your own home, or wish to start a drapery-sewing business; the proper education can mean the difference in success or failure. Choosing the right school for your needs is the important first step in drapery-sewing success.

Custom Home Furnishing Academy

A drapery school will have you professionally making drapes in no time.

The Custom Home Furnishing Academy is, perhaps, the most famous drapery and home interior school in the country. The spacious state-of-the-art facility is in Charlotte, N.C. The school offers a long list of classes from beginner window treatments to advanced. The school also offers classes in installation, as well as slip-covering, upholstering, drapery design and business classes. If flying to Charlotte is not an option, the Custom Home Furnishing Academy also offers home study courses.

Atlantic School Of Drapery And Home Design

The Atlantic School of Drapery and Home Design is in Boynton Beach, Fla. The goal of this school is to have you making draperies as soon as possible. The school offers classes for beginners up to advanced drapery making. It also offers complementary classes in upholstery and design. The Atlantic School welcomes out-of-state students and makes economical lodging and materials packages available.

Custom Sewing Institute

The Custom Sewing Institute is located in Houston, Texas. The institute offers drapery seminars, as well as a longer Creative Camp that lasts four days. The benefit of the the Creative Camp is the ability to network with other drapery and furnishings professionals, which can be helpful in starting a new business. The institute also offers many classes on upholstery, slip-covers and interior design.

Fabricland Sewing School

The Fabricland store in North Plainfield, N.J. offers many classes in the home decor classification. The dstore gears its classes toward beginner and intermediate sewers who are ready to venture into the realm of window treatments. Fabricland offers a broad assortment of classes that will give you a thorough foundational education in constructing draperies. Some advanced drapery classes are available year round, as well as occasional special events with more in-depth drapery classes and business classes.