Education & Resources

There is a wealth of resources here in the Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library!
Here you will find the industry’s largest curated collection of educational resources; webinars, pdf’s, magazines, tutorials, for everything from how to start and grow your business to fabrication and design skills, and a community of like-minded professionals to support you

What We Offer


DIY Member

Our free DIY Membership includes access to:

M'Fay Drapery Pattern Support Forum

Past issues of Drapery & Design Digital Digest

Multiple free downloads and industry resources


Pro Access Membership

Our PRO Access memebership includes access:

All DIY Member Benefits

All topics of the Conversations & Support Forums

Personal research assistance in the Ask the Librarian Forum

Access to the Library's extensive collection of industry archives including:

  • Sew What? Newsletter
  • CHF Magazine,
  • The Drapery & Design Professional Magazine

Publication of your business listing in the Library's Find-A-Pro database

This allows you to be discovered by, and connect with, other Professionals and potential clients.


Pro Plus Membership

 Our PRO Plus membership includes access to:

All PRO Access Member Benefits

Participation in the Circle Time Live webinar

A standing invitation to participate in monthly Circle Time Live webinar discussions of relevant business and fabrication topics.

Unlimited FREE access to the classic video lessons of:

  •  CHF Academy’s Career Professional Program
  • PRO-Retrospectives
  • Classic Writings Revisited featuring Workroom Operations articles by industry icon, Kitty Stein, with industry thought leaders offering video commentary to provide a fresh perspective.

Access to Fly on the Wall

Unlimited FREE access to the new Fly on the Wall educational series, featuring video documentaries of workroom professionals or student apprentices fabricating REAL custom home furnishings projects from start to finish.

Are You New to the Industry?

You’ve found the right place! The Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library Has all of the information you need to get started creating beautiful window treatments and home furnishings. Whether you are interested in simply sewing and crafting curtains and accessories for your own home, or if you’re ready to take your design and fabrication skills to the next level, the Curtains & Soft Furnishings Resource Library can provide what you need.

As a DIY Member, you have access to many beginner (and advanced level) resources for free! Browse our catalog of Drapery & Design Digital Digest publications for inspiration. Visit our diverse collection of videos and tutorials for some practical hands-on instruction and real-world business education. Take advantage of our free product support offered by industry experts in our Conversations & Support area for a variety of top-tier products.

We have an array of downloads of articles, instruction, etc. to help you navigate everything from “How do I go about starting a business?”, to “What equipment do I need to make a ‘professional’ product?”, to “What are the potential pitfalls of a home-based workroom?”. For starters, click the link for free downloads below. A game-changing tool for those new to the Curtains and Soft Furnishings industry is a pre-printed table grid, typically installed on a dedicated workroom table. We’ve provided instructions to build a workroom table and install the table grid! Just sign up as a DIY Member for free, and you can download these .pdfs and many more!

Drapery & Design Digital Digest

The mission of the Drapery & Design Digital Digest is to showcase the outstanding work of custom home furnishings professionals, spotlight quality products, and share educational resources.

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