Machine Made Lined Curtains or Roman Blind
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About the Course
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 professional standard. You will learn how to make curtains with a commercial heading tape attached, either pencil pleat or triple pleat. You will learn how to calculate your required fabric quantities when using both plain and patterned fabrics. You will learn how to join widths of fabric and achieve perfect pattern matching. You will make a sample size curtain, which will include all of the techniques needed to make full size curtains. You will receive comprehensive step by step instructions, including my easy to use table for calculating fabric quantities.
I will teach you a simple method of blind construction, using rod pocket tapes attached to the back of the blind. You will learn how to measure your window, how to calculate fabric requirements and how to construct your blind.
Most importantly - you are legally obliged to ensure that all blinds are compliant with current child safety legislation. We will discuss your legal obligations and I will demonstrate how to use the correct blind hardware and how to comply with the specific hanging regulations.
You will make a sample size Roman blind, which will include all of the techniques required when making full size blinds and will become a valuable reference. You will be given comprehensive notes which include step by step instructions.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
A warm welcome. All tools and materials needed, along with a homemade lunch and refreshments throughout the day. You will also receive comprehensive course notes to take away with you.
Book and come along with a friend and you will both receive 20% discount
You can find further information on my website.
I recently attended the curtain making course, then the cushion making course the week after.
I found Janet to be very welcoming and she made sure I understood each step.
One on one tuition was intense but also a lot of fun.
I felt able to ask her if I didn’t understand something and she made sure I was comfortable with each and every step.
The course also came with easy to follow written instructions and included lots of help and advice with setting up my own business.
I’m looking forward to the next course, making roman blinds.
I would highly recommend Janet to anyone looking to learn a new skill.
Vicky - - #12147
I attended the one day course recently to learn to make 'Machine Lined Curtains' this was despite being an absolute beginner who was useless at sewing lessons when at school.
After contacting Janet and talking with her I felt quite happy to attend as no experience was required at all.
Janet was a very good teacher, showing me how to work out what material I needed with 'her easy chart' and gave helpful handouts and instructions for me to refer to in future. All materials and tools were provided by Janet and I came home with a curtain made by myself and came away from the class with a great sense of achievement and very proud of myself.
Lunch was provided by Janet also which was very enjoyable.
All in all I had a real pleasant day, in fact the day flew by and I was sorry to be going home as I had enjoyed myself so much.
I would definitely recommend this course to anyone. If Janet can teach me to make curtains well all I can say is anyone can learn.
Shirley Hewitson - - #11628
I recently attended the curtain making course with my friend. It was brilliant!!
Janet was so friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. There were no 'silly questions', the pace of the course was perfect and it was a great balance of theory and practical.
Dinner was also included which was delicious as was the banana bread!
I woukd definately recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn how to make their own curtains.
Lyndsey Ruscoe - - #10729
I have just had a fantastic day learning how to make curtains.
Janet was very friendly and welcoming and had a kind and patient manner. She took me step-by-step through the curtain-making process, helping me with the bits I found tricky. Regular cups of tea and a delicious homemade lunch really topped off the day.
At the end of the session, I felt very proud to come home with a curtain I had made myself and I now feel confident enough to make curtains for my own home.
Thank you for such an enjoyable day, Janet.
Lisa Curtis-Lacey - - #10565
Last weekend a friend and I did Janet's lined curtain course, and I couldn't recommend it enough. Janet was really lovely and very experienced. Not only did we leave knowing how to make really professional looking lined curtains, but we had a great day with excellent company and a yummy lunch / cake!
Sarah B - - #10528
I attended this course on Sat 18th Feb. Janet was very welcoming. She was very patient and there was a lovely atmosphere. I was extremely pleased with the tuition received. Janet was very helpful and provided clear instructions. All materials were supplied and I made a 1m curtain, pattern matched, lined and with header tape. It contained all the necessary elements to enable me to scale up to construct full size curtains. I came away from the class with a great sense of achievement and very proud of myself. Janet provided clear notes to follow and for me to take away and a step by step chart to follow.
Janet provided lots of refreshments and a beautiful lunch. I am certain that when I undertake my first unsupervised project that Janet would be happy to provide any support (if needed). It was a most enjoyable day. I really enjoyed it and would recommend.
Wendy Lamb - - #7969
As a beginner, I found this course perfect. Janet was very patient with me and I was amazed at how much I learnt in one day. I have since made a lovely Roman blind for my daughter who could not believe I had made it myself- thank you, I would recommend this course 100%
Karen Welbeck - - #4557
Brilliant course! Thank you for a great day- very interesting, informative and enjoyable. I recommend this course for anyone interested in making their own blinds or curtains but didn't know where to start. Thank you.
Lucy S - - #4526
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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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- Suitable for beginners
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