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. This workshop is suitable for students with minimal or advanced sewing experience. All workshops are on a 1-2-1 personal tuition basis. You are taught 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. 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. I have devised a Roman blind calculator which eliminates all the complicated maths necessary when working out your rod pockets. You will be given permanent, free access to this (requires Microsoft Office Excel or compatible software). 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. This workshop can be completed on the same day as the Machine Made Lined Curtains workshop, where a home-made lunch is also provided. Please click 'message the tutor' for further details if you wish to reserve this option.

What's included in the price?

A warm welcome. All tools and materials needed, along plenty of tea/coffee and cake. You will also receive comprehensive course notes to take away with you. Permanent free access to my Roman blind calculator.


3½ 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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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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12 Romford Road, Ashton on Mersey, Sale, Greater Manchester, M33 5GS