Meet Your Instructor

Sandra VanSickle

I’m Sandra VanSickle, also known as Sandra V in the window fashion industry. I am living my dream, and I am on a mission to inspire, educate and promote others – whether you are a seasoned professional expanding your knowledge or you want to make beautiful soft home furnishings for your own home, you’ve come to the right place. For more than 40 years, I have been the proud owner of Sew What’s New, LLC which is a wholesale custom home furnishings workroom in Apex, North Carolina. Over the years I also have used my knowledge and experience in fabric, design, fabrication, and training to teach custom drapery methods at national and international conferences. My passion for teaching has lead me to create online training courses specific to your needs. I get to reach MORE people, MORE often and YOU get to learn in the comfort of your home. You get to watch and create in real-time with the instructor. Classes are recorded so you can review any part of the class as often as needed. Sounds pretty awesome, right?! I can’t wait to work with YOU! 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 show houses 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. Visit my website and come back often to learn more about upcoming classes, more about me, and everything I’m up to in the window fashions industry. Let’s start learning new skills!

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