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Soft furnishings - AMUSF Certificate in Essential Soft Furnishings

Cushions & Roman blind

About the Course

The AMUSF Essential Soft Furnishings course is a one-year, one-day per week part-time course that covers the essentials for making bespoke curtains, blinds and cushions that may enable you to start a successful soft furnishings business.

Accredited by the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers, this course leads to a professional certificated qualification that have been designed for those wishing to work within the furniture, furnishings and interiors industry or who may wish to start their own business.

The AMUSF Essential Soft Furnishings qualification is a one-year program designed to give experience in the design and practical skills required to develop a successful soft furnishings business. You will start with a series of samples that will hone your hand-crafted sewing skills that will give you a collection of beautiful samples that could be used when talking to your customers. You will produce full scale projects that will give you valuable experience of designing, measuring and planning projects: lined and interlined curtains with hand-stitched headings, roman blinds and cushions etc. You will also learn how to enhance your work with decorative detailing that is commercially viable. You will also learn about the requirements of setting up a successful soft furnishings business.

Course Structure: This is a one year course based around the academic year with half-term and holidays in line with Hertfordshire schools. The course is run on a Friday.

Quality and Excellence in Teaching is at the heart of our training. We are a multi awards winning training centre and recognised by Ofsted as deliverying good practice in upholstery and soft furnishings.

Contact us using the Contact form above for more details and an application form.

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What's included in the price?

This course is based around the academic year: September to July with half-term and holidays in line with Hertfordshire schools
Course fees are £3500 inclusive of 20% VAT
AMUSF Registration Fee is a compulsory fee paid to the AMUSF for the assessment and certification of your work.
The course fees include all the materials used on the sample pieces, but you will be required to supply fabrics and sundry materials used on your assessment pieces.


Wendy Shorter at Wendy Shorter Interiors Ltd
Coursers Farm
Coursers Road
Colney Heath, St. Albans
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