Get the Skills You Need to Thrive in the Window Treatment and Home Soft Furnishing Industry.

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Is it you?

Trying to find professional sewing training in the window treatment and home soft furnishing industry can be a daunting task. 

You may not know where to start, or even what to look for.

But what if there was a place...

where you could get the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful professional in the window treatment and home soft furnishing industry? 

We offer professional training, both hands-on and online, to help you excel in the window treatment and home soft furnishing industry. With our training, you'll be able to sharpen your current skills or start a new business in the custom curtain and drapery profession.

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How Can We Help You?

Self-Paced Courses

These courses are designed for the self-motivated go-getters who crave the freedom to learn on their own terms - whether that means burning the midnight oil, setting their own pace, or fitting their education around their busy schedules. It's all about empowering you to take control and unleash your full potential.



Are you ready to elevate your drapery and home soft furnishings skills? From expert training videos to handy downloadable PDFs, we've got everything you need to take your skills to the next level. Say goodbye to unanswered questions and hello to a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Let's make your dreams a reality!


In-person Retreat

Join us at Craft Your Creative Life Retreat, where wellness, business, and sewing collide to create an unforgettable experience. Get ready to soak up new knowledge and skills, and then rock them like a true boss. Let's press pause on the hustle and bustle of everyday life and take a moment to recharge, refocus, and reignite your creative fire.


Hey, I'm Sandra VanSickle!

The owner of Sew What’s New, LLC

I have been in the home furnishings business for more than 40 years. I have had the privilege of working with over 100 talented interior designers and custom home builders. My drapery designs have been on display in over 80 different showhouses and featured in national and local publications, including Better Homes & Garden Kids Rooms, Cary Living, Kids Today, and New Homes & Ideas, to name a few.

Fun fact: If I weren’t doing this job, I would be a fashion designer.

Over the years, I have used my knowledge and experience in fabric, design, fabrication, and training to teach custom drapery methods at national and international conferences. I realized I LOVE TEACHING. But, window covering conferences happen only a few times a year, and not everyone can afford the travel, the babysitter, or the time to attend these conferences. That’s when I had my EUREKA! moment and realized that if I combine my love of teaching with my mad tech skills, I can help you learn from the comfort of your own home.

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Workroom Work Order

Easily keep track of your fabric cuts, lining information, trim, hardware, fabric, notes, and more on this free Workroom Order.