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. This workshop is more suitable for those with some sewing experience. All workshops are on a 1-2-1 personal tuition basis. The methods used to construct this type of Roman blind are at the top end of soft furnishing making. You will learn how to construct a blind with an internal layer, which gives structure, luxury and insulation properties to your blind. The rod pockets on the reverse of the blind are contained within the lining fabric and there are no unsightly stitch lines showing on the front of the blind. You will learn how to construct a blind, both with a standard fold, where all of the pleats stack neatly on top of each other and also learn how to set them so that they cascade, known as a waterfall effect. The techniques covered are essential if you are thinking of starting your own business making soft furnishings or if you would love to make luxury items for your own home. I have devised a Roman blind calculator which eliminates all the complicated maths necessary when working out your rod pocket placement, which can be particularly difficult on cascading blinds. You will be given permanent, free access to this. (Requires Excel or compatible software.) This is a full day workshop where you will make a sample size Roman blind. This will include all of the techniques required when making and hanging full size blinds and will become a valuable reference. You will be given comprehensive notes which include step by step instructions.

What's included in the price?

A warm welcome, all tools and fabric needed, along with homemade lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Comprehensive course notes.


6 hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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