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 classes are suitable for students with minimal experience to advanced
This is a very constructive workshop teaching valuable techniques which are often used when making other soft furnishing projects. You will learn how to make, join and attach piping, plus, insert a lapped zip in to the rear of the cushion. You will also learn the techniques required for creating a decorative appliqué design to the front of the cushion.
What will be covered
Discussion about design choices
Fabric requirements and correct size inserts
Pattern placement and available tools to assist
Cutting out your fabric
Constructing and attaching continuous piping
Inserting a lapped zip
How to attach an appliqué design to the front of the cushion, which bonding products to use and complete with decorative stitching
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
A warm welcome. All fabric, tools, haberdashery items and cushion inserts will be provided, along with comprehensive notes to take away.
Plus plenty of tea/coffee and homemade cake
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Having just spent 2 days on Janet's courses for the cushion, hand made Roman blinds and curtains, I now feel that I have the confidence to pursue my sewing techniques and ability into the commercial world of soft furnishings. These courses definitely do what you want them to do, which is build up your ability to make items to a professional standard.
I enjoyed every minute of it and strongly recommend that anyone contemplating it - book it you will enjoy every minute of it ! Thank you very much Janet for a wonderful couple of days.
This is the second course i have done and I cannot thank Janet enough for her fantastic tips and encouragement. She makes everything make sense and no question is daft! I am learning so much from Janet and cannot wait to do the next course.
I made the piped edge cushion with overlapped covered zip and applique design. I had a very enjoyable day and was really pleased with the finished result! Having never fitted a zip or done piping or machine appliqued it was a surprising result! Thanks Janet for your patience and help! I look forward to seeing you again if you'll have me back!
Janet is an experienced, patient and knowledgeable teacher. Her instruction was tailored and she was very personable. I walked away with a perfect zipped cushion after a lovely morning. You will not be disappointed and it is great value for money. Excellent 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟!
Janet is such a laugh. Really great company. Very knowledgable and an incredibly good teacher. Her home is wonderful and where you learn the craft is perfect.
I came away with a brilliant cushion and the full knowledge and confidence I can make one myself at home without any problem.
I would highly recommend this course and Janet.
I will be back to learn how to make a blind!!
I really enjoyed learning how to create and sew a piped and zipped cushion. It was a pleasure being taught by Janet who was patient and knowledgeable throughout our lesson....Janet made sure I completed the cushion even though we ran over the allocated time. I feel enthusiastic to try more and to get use out of my new sewing machine. I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to get back into sewing.
It was with some trepidation that I approached Janet's class as I had never sewed anything before and didn't even know how to thread a sewing machine - but I needn't have worried!
Janet's friendly and practical approach made me feel confident and completely at ease.
I was shown how to make a Roman blind and thanks to Janet's guidance and excellent tutoring I have since managed to make a roman blind for my son's bedroom which I am proud to say is now in situ!
I have felt so inspired by what I learnt in Janet's class that I have enrolled for her next tutorial in making and measuring curtains. My kitchen windows are cab my next project!!
I really would recommend Janet's class to anyone who is keen to make soft furnishings for their own home
I learned how to make a zipped and piped cushion, and although I have done some basic sewing previously I have never attempted anything like this before. I really enjoyed the course with Janet, and found her to be an extremely good and interesting teacher. I learnt many new skills and am absolutely delighted.
Learnt to make a piped and zipped cushion - I had never used a machine before but I learnt so much I was inspired the attend the full day Roman blind course. Janet is an excellent and knowledgeable teacher