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. Along the way, I will invite other creative entrepreneurs to share their expertise with you, too. Together our journey will be inspiring, encouraging, and amazing.
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. I realized I LOVE TEACHING. But, window covering conferences are 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 savvy technology skills, I can do LIVE ONLINE TRAINING. (Cue the confetti!) I get to reach MORE people, MORE often and YOU get to save the airfare, hotel, and other expenses of traveling to conferences. YOU get to learn in the comfort of your home (and yoga pants). Ahhhh! You get to watch and create in real-time with the instructor. And, since it’s live, all questions and interactions are immediate. Classes are recorded so you can review any part of the class again – that’s something you can’t do in a live workshop. Sounds pretty awesome, right?!
I am also the co-producer of "Craft Your Creative Life Retreat " an annual business, sewing, and wellness retreat.
Located in Apex, NC just on the outskirts of Raleigh, I am pleased to offer Professional Training in a Custom Workroom environment. Nestled in a country setting we are conveniently located near the 95 corridor, and the RDU International Airport with access to everything Raleigh has to offer.
I can't wait to meet you,