Soft furnishings, curtain-making, blind-making, rug-making and lampshade courses, classes and workshops taught all across the UK. Enjoyable and useful courses that teach you the skills to make your home beautiful. Would you like to learn how to make all your own soft furnishings? Come and join a course, workshop or group and be inspired by an expert teacher who will share their skill with you.
Learn to make a beautiful & professional roman blind. Furnish your home with style. Learn how to measure your window and calculate how much fabric you require. You will make a lined sample blind, we provide the fabric.
Leave with a finished sample blind (minus the wooden doweling) and instructions to follow at home. Basic sewing skills required.
For further details or to book, please contact Judi using the buttons above
- Next course on 2nd February 2019
Make your own scatter cushion in the surroundings of the inspiring Edwardian cotton mill. Learn how to sew the cushion with me, including adding a zip and button detail. Choose a feather filled or fibre insert. All fabrics included, choose from patterns and plains. Take home your scatter cushion to put in pride of place in your home.
Approx. size 44cm square
In this 3hr workshop you will be taught how to measure a window for your curtain, and estimate the fabric required.
You will then make a beautiful sample lined curtain with pencil pleat heading tape.
You will be taught how to finish the hem by hand, the seams and tape will be machine stitched, so you do need to know the basics of a sewing machine
The ottoman, a large footstool can also double up as a coffee table. Students on the course will learn traditional and modern upholstery skills, including slip stitching and making the buttons. Paint techniques are also taught using Reloved vintage paints.
- Next course on 26th January 2019
Learn to upholster a beautiful footstool on a two day course in Stockport. BBC 1 Money for Nothing Upholsterer Simion Hawtin-Smith is now offering courses.
Designed in the Reloved workshop, courses will teach students traditional and modern upholstery skills, paint techniques, and much more. Based at Reloved Works in Bredbury Greater Manchester studio, classes will be small and friendly. Students will have plenty of time with Simion, helping them to gain valuable knowledge to begin...
Whether you want to upholster an old foot stall, recover and revise a lampshade and stand, use decoupage to create a quirky chest of drawers or desk, make a roman blind or simply learn to use a sewing machine....this is the workshop for you! Lucy has oodles of skills and ideas to inspire you!
From decoupage, paint effects, fabric application and quirky design concepts, this workshop will give you the skills and inspiration to transform...
Angie had been teaching upholstery, soft furnishings and loose covers for nearly 15 years from her home just outside Matlock on the edge of the peak District. There are 4 students on this 2 day introductory course ideal for beginners or the very rusty to try out and see if they will enjoy themselves.
These two, six hour days are only suitable for small projects unless you are wanting to complete a project you have...
Angie had been teaching upholstery, soft furnishings and loose covers for nearly 15 years from her home just outside Matlock on the edge of the peak District. There are 4 students on this 3 day course.
Some suggestions as to suitable projects are as follows:
Upholstery - a fireside, winged armchair or a bedroom chair, traditional dining chair, headboard, footstool (small to very large and we can provide frames at additional cost) are some suggestions....
I am City & Guilds trained and qualified in soft furnishing making and hold Level 3 Award in Education & Training. I will teach you how to make bespoke soft furnishings to a professional standard.
These 2 workshops are more suitable for those with some sewing experience.
You will learn how to produce professionally finished curtains, considered to be "high end" luxury. Following traditional techniques, they are predominantly hand sewn with weighted hems...
I am City & Guilds trained and qualified in soft furnishing making and hold Level 3 Award in Education & Training. I will teach you how to make soft furnishings to a professional standard.
These 2 workshops are suitable for students with minimal sewing experience. You can find further information on my website via the link above.
Machine made lined curtains
I will teach you all the skills necessary to construct lined curtains to a...