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Sew Easy Windows

Est 1992

We are a custom drapery fabrication workroom with extensive experience in sewing window treatments, bedding, cushions and soft goods for your home. We also offer upholstered cornices and headboards. Sew Easy Windows is very well known for attention to detail and quality workmanship. We specialize in challenging and detailed window treatments. Our goal is to ensure that the finished work is exactly as you envisioned and that the installation is efficient and trouble-free. Location is not a problem. We will ship anywhere in the continental United States. Contact us for a bid.

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I love to travel around the country to speak to workroom/designer organizations . (read the testimonials). I'd be thrilled to meet you and/or your local organization. Bookmark this Calendar of Events and become a fan of Sew Easy Windows on Facebook or link with me on Linkedin to stay apprised of upcoming speaking events and classes.

 

sew easy windows logoWhen you want me. I am available to teach 1.5 hour and 3 hour seminars on workroom related topics. Topics can be combined to create a full day seminar. If you are a part of a networking group or have multiple employees who wish to improve their skills, we can put together a program to suit your needs. Click here for more information on available topics and for contact information.

 

sew easy windows logoTravel classes! Choose from any one of the following two-day hands-on travels classes. These can be scheduled in your own home town with a minimum of six students. These classes are also offered in my own workroom in Avon Lake, Ohio. All of these classes are also available for private training one-on-one. Click here for details on these drapery workroom fabrication classes. Contact me to learn how to book one or more of these classes today.

  • Essential Workroom Skills for Quality & Efficiency - Part 1
  • Essential Workroom Skills for Quality & Efficiency - Part 2
  • Historical Pattern Drafting Techniques for the Modern Workroom
  • Pattern Drafting for Arched and Top Shaped Treatments
  • Swag Engineering - Basic to Advanced
  • Drapery Panels - Basic to Bump
  • Ripplefold & Panel Tracks

 

WFCP LogoI am honored to be an instructor for the Window Fashions Certification Program. Join me for a webinar August 6th, 2014 on The Drapery Swag. Learn how to draft the pattern and fabricate a perfect drapery swag with ease. Contact me for more information on how to register.

 

WCAA logo Join me for the WCAA's Lunch and Learn program on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 for a lunchtime session on tracking time in the workroom. Contact me for more information on how to register.

 

chf logoCHFA Webinars. The Custom Home Furnishings Academy has an enduring reputation for the best education in the industry. Join me for two CHFA webinars scheduled this year. Contact me for more information on how to register.

    • Tuesday, June 17th, 2014: Flawless Installs
    • Tuesday, September 16th, 2014: Know Your Worth

     

dreamDraper logoEvery single day. I am monitoring the dreamDraper xChange forum. It is a public forum, open to anyone who wishes to network with colleagues in the industry. We have two goals for this forum: to introduce you to the dreamDraper design software and to provide you the opportunity to network with others in the industry on any industry-related questions: marketing, dealing with clients, fabrication, design, suppliers, etc. Come take a look at the xChange. We also host a picturetrail site with albums that show off the features of the exquisite dreamDraper software. Learn more about this awesome design software that allows you to do the space planning, design an entire room with specific paints, wallpaper, furniture, accessories and design a window treatment directly on a picture of the client's window, fabric and all.

With all of these opportunities, I look forward to meeting you soon.

 

Workroom Solutions

Swags come in all sizes and shapes. You can draw your own swag patterns very quickly and precisely. These popular reference books by Ann K. Johnson have revolutionized the workroom industry by reducing the learning curve associated with swags and by teaching workrooms to draft simple patterns for swags of any size. They explain the engineering of the swag pattern in clear, concise terms with many illustrations and pictures.

The Professional Workroom Handbook of Swags, Volume 1

The Professional Workroom Handbook of Swags, Volume 2

Swag Worksheets

Square it Up!     The latest innovation in workroom tools. Designed to draft point-to-point swag patterns in a matter of minutes, it has many other uses in the workroom too.

swags

 

 

Are you unsure how to price for your work? Do you want to earn a fair price for your skills? Kitty Stein uses her gentle wisdom and industry knowledge to walk you through the process of assessing your financial goals and your business costs to help you develop your own price list for the custom services you provide. Using proven financial methodology and her own style of folksy writing, Kitty helps you discover your own financial worth. While written for the soft goods industry, "Price Your Work With Confidence" has been used successfully by many small businesses.

Price Your Work With Confidence - Fearless Pricing Made Easy

Price Your Work
 

There are many tools a workroom could purchase to enhance their productivity. These are some of my favorites.

        Swag Dressing Template - Developed by Beth Hodges                     
swag dressing template

Points of Interest

View some of my work.

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Researching The Professional Workroom Handbook series is an ongoing process. If you have purchased any of these books, check here for updates and revisions.

Discussions of basic, timeless techniques to assure a quality finish and to aid in developing a truly custom look. Problem solving techniques for unusual challenges. Business articles to encourage a professional business mind-set.

Links to some of my favorite sites

I'd love to hear from you - your comments on the articles and suggestions for articles you would like to see in the future.

 

 

SewEasyWindows Logo by Tom Best, Graphics Illustrator

 

Member of:

WCAA - Window Coverings Association of America

Drapery Pro

Professional Windows

Workroom Association of America

Custom Home Furnishings Academy - Instructor

Greater Cleveland Drapery Professionals

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