Custom Home Furnishings Academy (CHFA) is the only training facility of its kind dedicated to educating individuals with the professional skills necessary to serve the home decorating industry. CHFA began as a school for drapery education and today offers training in a wide variety of home based business opportunities, focusing on all aspects of the window treatment, upholstery and interior decorating industry.

The Custom Home Furnishings Academy is dedicated to supporting the development of creative skills and confidence through life-long learning.

CHFA offers the exclusive Career Professional Program with courses in custom window treatments; draperies, curtains and shades; pillows and bedding, slipcovers, upholstery and window covering installation.

CHFA is the learning institute of choice for individuals interested in starting a drapery workroom, upholstery workroom or window treatment installation career. Established business owners attend CHFA to improve their skill-set and to achieve a higher level of education for increased success in their chosen field. Our online training programs are the perfect fit for busy individuals unable to attend in-person, allowing for a flexible at-home learning opportunity.

In addition to sewing classes and drapery installation, CHFA offers education in home decorating and design specialties including redesign, staging and color consulting.

Students attending CHFA experience a supportive and engaged environment learning hands-on professional techniques used for drapery and upholstery sewing, window treatment installation and home decorating. The accelerated course structure prepares students to put their skills to work as soon as they walk out the door.

Our online networking forum produced by CHFA helps hundreds of home-sewers and professionals learn new tips and stay informed on the latest products, styles and techniques. Whether your goal is to build a home-based business, further your career in the window coverings and home decorating industry or provide customized training programs for your employees, CHFA is the leader in educating* the future generations of home decorating, drapery workroom and installation professionals.