To train fellow professionals on drapery workroom techniques obtained in my 30+ years of industry experience. These Techniques are the same taught at drapery trade shows and at workroom training. My program has a 9-year track record with professional sewers and educators. Many self-taught tradespeople have been through drapery schools and found it very beneficial to their business. I’ll see you at Boot Camp
A Passion for Pillows
Join the Decorating Diva, Pam Damour for a pillow parade. Let Pam demonstrate many of her workroom techniques used in custom decorator pillows. Pam will discuss neck roll pillows, envelope pillows, padded flanges, pleated ruffles, ruched cording, double welt, and more! Pam has special techniques that are easier and better looking than anything you’ll find in books. (Two-hour lecture/demo)
Professional Home Dec Embraces Elegant Embroidery
Join Pam Damour, the Decorating Diva while she shares with you the newest techniques from her latest book, “Cheaper by the Dozen”. Learn about which stabilizers work best for each technique, how to make 3-d embroidery, easy binding, endless borders, scalloped edges, pleated trims, and more! Pam will wow you with her techniques, samples, and sense of humor.
Roman shades come in all sizes and shapes, as well as being fun to make! Fabric shades have always been a staple in decorating because they are decorative and functional. In this workshop, students will learn how to make a roman shade from start to finish. Pam will teach you the professional techniques on how to measure for shades, calculate yardage, proper cutting, and piecing. Learn the proper hardware to use and how to install and dress shades. Your kit fee includes fabric, lining, and hardware to make a Roman-style shade. Pam will complete the day, by showing you a variety of shade styles, and decorative options to make your home beautiful! ($30 kit fee. All-day)
Romancing the Bedroom (lecture/demo/trunk show)
Join us for a fun and informative program called “Romancing the Bedroom”. Decorating Diva, Pam Damour will show you how to create a custom look for your bedroom, including tips on bed skirts, duvet covers, shams, and headboards. In this all you will learn how to create the specialty techniques such as mitered flanges, zipper insertion, ruching, double welt & more! (1 hour)
Custom Windows in a Day!
Join Pam for her 12-step program to design, sew and complete your original window treatment. Whether you choose to do a rod pocket or board-mounted valance, whether it's gathered or pleated, learn the steps! Identify the elements of your window treatment, how to cut the fabric and the steps in fabrication. Choose from one of Pam’s many template designs, or create one of your own. Custom windows are easy when you approach them one step at a time! (All day, $25 kit fee)
Running with Scissors!
Yes, this is what your mother told you never to do! If you’re still cutting with the same pair of scissors you had in high school, if your seam ripper is from junior high home-ec class, or if you’re still using the same sewing tools you’ve had for years, it’s time to see what the new products are, how to care for them and what to look for in quality sewing tools. Learn the proper way to cut with scissors, how to hold a rotary cutter, which end of a seam ripper is up, and which iron is best for you. The right tools for the job can make all the difference in our sewing enjoyment, so if you haven’t updated your “toolbox” lately, or you’re new to sewing and want to make the right purchases, then this is for you! (one hour)
A Tuffet for your Tootsies!
Upholstery 101 has never been more fun. Join Pam in a full day of upholstery how-tos, while you create your own upholstered footstool. After you learn how to build a foundation piece, Pam will demo basics such as web stretching, spring tying, and the finishing touches to make your project an heirloom you’ll use and cherish for years to come. Kit fee is $45. (all day)
Supplies: sewing machine, staple gun, cordless screw gun (if you have one), yardstick, metal tape measure, basic sewing supplies, neutral thread
Old Quilts Learn New Tricks
Pam Damour is an interior designer by profession and a quilter by passion. She’s spent too much money and too much time starting quilt projects and then decided she didn’t like them enough to make the commitment to finish them. So she’d put them in a bin, store them away thinking perhaps “someday” she’d finish them . . .well FAT CHANCE! Learn how Pam found creative ways to finish her quilts and taught her old quilts some new tricks. In this hand-on techniques workshop, you’ll learn valuable finishing techniques for your quilts and other UFOs! ($20 kit fee, bring a sewing machine, all your accessory feet, and basic sewing supplies, neutral thread) 3 hours
Easy Cushion Covers
Custom cushion covers are easy when you know all the tricks. Learn how to measure for a cushion, cut your foam, do a Dacron wrap, put in the zipper, and line up the corners, for a perfect fit. Doesn’t your seat deserve the very best? (bring a sewing machine, zipper foot, welting or piping foot, and basic sewing supplies, neutral thread) Kit fee $25.00 3 hours
10 Steps to a Perfect Pillow
What’s the difference between a $25 pillow and a $250 pillow? It’s all in the embellishments and finishing touches! In this all-evening lecture, you’ll learn how to create many coveted home dec work finishes and embellishments. Learn ruching, welting, single welting, pleated trim, miters, zippers, and more! Let Pam show you how to use all your accessory feet, while she wows you with some of her latest projects!
Join the decorating diva, Pam Damour for a lively trunk show and Lecture/Demo as she demonstrates many of her workroom techniques used in custom decorator pillows. Pam will discuss neck roll pillows, envelope pillows, padded flanges, pleated ruffles, ruched cording, double welt, and more! Pam has special techniques that are easier and better looking than anything you’ll find in books. Learn which feet and notions make it all seem so easy! (2 hours)
Pam Damour’s Professional Window Treatment School
Join Pam for 2 ½ days of professional window treatment construction. You will design and make two valances, a custom drapery panel, and a bias-cut, board-mounted swag. Pam will cover several embellishing trims, techniques, how to make facings, and when to interline. Students will learn trade methods for designing, making, and installing custom window treatments. Kit fee $100.00
One Day Sampler
This quilt was born from the desire to demonstrate to quilters how much fun it is to use my home dec techniques in their quilt projects. These techniques will carry into all areas of sewing. Altogether, there are 10 techniques, but you can choose as many or as few as you wish! If you’ve wanted to challenge yourself with your quilting, then this is for you! A supply list will be provided. One day, hands-on
Two-Day Sampler Quilt
15 Sewing techniques all put together to make this wonderful wall hanging project. You will not only learn the techniques but also how to incorporate them into your projects. This workshop will change the way you quilt, by inspiring you to think outside the box. You will learn perfect knife pleats, box pleats, single welt cord, double welt cord, several mitering techniques, faux piping, and more! A supply list will be provided. Two days, hands-on.
Create Your Own Fabric
Now creating your own print fabric is fun and easy! Let Pam Damour show you how easy it is to create beautiful painted panels using her special water based crayons. Coloring is an art form we all grew up with and are comfortable with. Now you can color to your heart’s content, and transform your design into a beautiful watercolor! Make companion prints to match your existing fabrics, create a center motif for a quilt and more! Then free motion your new work of art. Kit fee $25, 3 hours
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be an artist, you can quickly learn how to create beautiful abstract patterns by using the step-by-step art form known as “Zentangle”®. Learn how relaxing and fun it can be to create your own designs on paper and on fabric. Zentangle® has been proven to be therapeutic to help with concentration, ADD, and forms of autism. It’s been said that 20 minutes of Zentangle is equal to mediation or a two-hour nap! Pam Damour is a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)
Stitch, Tangle & Bling! (Lecture/Demo)
Join Pam for inspiration while she shows you the easy step-by-step breakdown on how to create Zentangle® patterns. Zentangle is an art form that teaches complex designs in an easy and fun method. See why Zentangle is the most often searched word on Pinterest. Pam will create designs both in ink and on a long-arm quilting machine, then enjoy her trunk show as she shows you how you can enhance your home dec, quilting, garment, and embroidery projects. Your handout will include several patterns to try once you get home. (one-two hours)
Stitch, Tangle & Bling! (Workshop)
Join Pam for inspiration while she shows you the easy step-by-step breakdown on how to create Zentangle® patterns. You’ll make several patterns while learning the principles of Zentangle. Your kit will include supplies to make 6 Zentangle tiles and four fabric blocks that can be sewn into a pillow, table runner, or wall hanging. Then be inspired by Pam’s trunk show as she shows you how you can enhance your home dec, quilting, garment, and embroidery projects. ($20 kit fee, 3 hours)