Make For Home reviews

27 Feb 23'

Jo Aherne reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"I had such an enjoyable and informative day learning how to make machine made curtains with Janet. I was a complete beginner and Janet took the time to explain how to set up the machine and how to sew straight. I was given the opportunity to practise sewing and received lots of great instruction, tips and feed back. After building up my confidence Janet then moved me onto making the curtains. There is a lot to learn and I was given really detailed notes to take away with me that broke everything down into really manageable steps. I was guided through all theses steps and Janet was there to help and guide me throughout. By the end of the session I had managed to make myself a lined curtain! Janet also gave me some very good advice on some curtains that I was planning to make. The lesson was really relaxed and Janet is really good fun and very experienced. I am so glad I did this course on a one to one, as I do not think that could have learned so much in a group lesson. I will definitely be back to do one of her other courses once I have mastered the lined curtains."

8 Jan 23'

Gill reviewed: Machine Made Roman Blinds

"The Roman blind making course was great. Janet is very knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. I’m very pleased with the sample blind I made and confident that I can now make some lovely furnishings for my home and for friends - a really enjoyable day, thank you, Janet."

6 Nov 22'

Penny Allen reviewed: Bespoke Interlined Roman Blinds

"I had such a fun day with Janet and came away with my prototype roman blind - so proud! I can't wait to make my own blind now and feel much more confident armed with Janet's detailed notes and useful spread sheet to work out my measurements. I would definitely recommend this course - Janet makes you feel very welcome and provides a delicious lunch and plenty of tea! "

29 Oct 22'

Sandra Wainwright reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"What a lovely, amazing lady/teacher. I was quite nervous arriving as a complete novice and worried I was going to make a complete show of myself! I had no need to worry. Janet put me at ease as soon as I arrived. She felt like an old friend. She was so patient and explained everything in a way I understood. She provided all the equipment required and because I took my new sewing machine she checked it over and explained everything. Today she has sent me the instructions from the day together with an essential equipment list, which is invaluabIe. I learnt so much and Janet has given me the confidence to just have a go. Thank you for the most incredible day. If anyone is thinking of doing this - DO IT - it is well worth the money. Thank you Janet. Can't wait to get started!"

1 Jul 22'

JoC reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"Janet was an excellent teacher im going to do more. She made it simple to understand"

2 May 22'

Caroline Davies reviewed: Bespoke Interlined Roman Blinds

"Roman blinds!! Thank goodness I did not try and make them on my own ? - I would not have managed. So very grateful I “found” Janet, really enjoyed my days and cannot wait to put them up in my new house. ? Informative helpful and relaxing learning environment."

24 Apr 22'

Faerie reviewed: Beginners Get to Grips With Your Sewing Machine

"Janet was really skilled and knowledgeable and made me very welcome. I am a total novice but left feeling more confident and I definitely learned a lot. Fun and informative, what more could I ask for? My sewing machine is now my friend."

29 Mar 22'

Joe reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"What a brilliant experience, Janet was an excellent teacher and was very patient with me as a complete novice. I would recommend Janet without hesitation."

14 Mar 22'

Julie reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"Janet is a fantastic teacher and the 1-2-1 blind making class is brilliant. She is very patient and also provides handy tips along the way. Highly recommended."

31 Jan 22'

Jane C Evans reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"I’ve just spent a lovely two and a half days with Janet doing a combination of her soft furnishings courses. I had a fantastic time, Janet is an excellent teacher and really knows her stuff. From my first enquiry, all the pre arrival info and throughout the course she was patient and helpful. I had great fun and learnt so much. A real treat!"

1 Jan 22'

NAJ reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"Janet was very helpful from the initial call to the execution of the course. Was very thorough and knowledgeable yet patient at the same time. Would definitely recommend to others and we will for sure be using her services going forward. Thank you."

11 Dec 21'

Catherine reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"A great day learning how to make curtains with Janet. She was really welcoming and explained how we were going to approach each part of the project. Janet gave plenty of notes to follow to complete the curtain and to take home plus lots of ideas and insights. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to make curtains."

19 Sep 21'

Sara lord reviewed: Bespoke Interlined Roman Blinds

"Fantastic day !! Second course with Janet ! The course is so informative and Janet so friendly and welcoming !! Already booking next one !!"

14 Sep 21'

Margaret Green reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"I have completed a 1:1 session with Janet to learn how to use my new sewing machine and then more recently I completed a 1:1 day making a full set of lined curtains for my bedroom. I have wanted to do this for many years and Janet was both professional and knowledgeable. I was quite nervous and doubtful of my abilities but she explained and demonstrated things very well and has increased my confidence and my passion to continue to develop my skills. She is also very easy to get along with; so the day was great. Not forgetting the lovely, lovely lunch. Thanks Janet- I will be in touch to complete the roman blind course once i make a few sets of curtains xx"

7 Aug 21'

Lizzy reviewed: Beginners Get to Grips With Your Sewing Machine

"I attended a one-to-one tutorial with Janet to get to grips with my sewing machine that has been left untouched for years!!! Janet was so welcoming and I immediately felt at ease. She talked me through all the basics of setting up, different stitches and footers and gave lots of useful advice for future projects I have in mind. I was so nervous and full of self doubt prior to the tutorial but Janet has now given me the knowledge and confidence to have a go and keep going! Added bonus that we had a good laugh too! 100% recommend. Thank you Janet X"

15 Jul 21'

Karen Doyle reviewed: Machine Made Roman Blinds

"I really enjoyed the roman blind course and the step by step approach was perfect. Janet was really lovely and helpful. I can't wait to have a go at my first one."

3 Jul 21'

Kirsten Hinds reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"I have just completed the beginners 1 to 1 tuition and the machine made Roman blind courses. Janet is a complete professional. She explains everything clearly and has the patience of a saint! The course has left me feeling confident to start making my own blinds and also hungry for more. I'm definitely going to book on another course to further my skills. Thank you Janet."

31 May 21'

Lynn & Steve reviewed: Bespoke Interlined Curtains

"As the first husband and wife team to attend one of Janet's courses, we tried not to be competitive. We had a great day. Janet was welcoming and provided refreshments throughout the day (with a very tasty lunch!). We were learning about interlined blinds and thoroughly enjoyed it. We have full instructions to come home with and we could add notes in as we went if we wanted to. We also went through all the health and safety rules relating to blinds.... who knew?? Janet was very good at explaining and showing us what we needed to do and we have both come home with a sample handmade under supervision."

22 Mar 20'

Elizabeth Nuttall reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"A fabulous course which has given me the confidence to have a go at making curtains and blinds for the first time. Janet is brilliant and explains everything clearly and at a comfortable pace. Plus a lovely lunch too. I would highly recommend!"

10 Mar 20'

Yvonne Jones reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"Had a lovely morning with the lovely, knowledgeable Janet. Was made to feel at ease from the moment I stepped through the door. Feel confident now in having a go at making my own machine made curtains. I would definitely recommend this course"

5 Mar 20'

Brad Drew reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"Spent the day with Janet making a blind and a curtain. The day was informative and Janet was able to pass on her knowledge in a friendly and relaxed manner on a 1 to 1 basis. Thanks for the lunch."

28 Feb 20'

Clare reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"I thoroughly enjoyed my morning with Janet, learning how to make curtains and how to take control of my sewing machine. Janet is a wonderful teacher, though I did not feel as if I were the pupil. She was extremely patient and helpful and allowed me to practice a technique until I was satisfied with the results. I feel far more confident now about tackling a more ambitious sewing task and know that I need to practice and spend more time on the preparation stages. I can heartily recommend Janet's course - you are in the hands of an expert , who wears her expertise lightly and makes you relax and enjoy yourself- always the best way to learn new skills."

27 Feb 20'

Victoria Conroy reviewed: Machine made lined curtains

"Absolutely recommend Janet. Lovely lady who was very patient & supportive. She took me through the whole process of making machine made curtains step by step & provided course notes for me to look back on if needed. Lovely, peaceful work space with 1:1 tuition. I will definitely take another course with her."

10 Feb 20'

Meena Evans reviewed: Bespoke Interlined Curtains

"I attended the interlined Roman blind and curtain courses on 2 consecutive days. I had very little experience of either. I found Janet was very welcoming and made me feel at ease immediately. She made the whole process easy to understand and was very patient with my limited experience. Each course was designed to provide you with a thorough working knowledge of how to make a professional standard item. I left with a sample size interlined Roman blind and curtain which I had made following Janet’s instructions and working alongside her. I was also made aware of all the safety requirements which applied to the selection of tracks and hardware. Janet provided delicious lunches on both days. I found her extremely easy to talk to we chatted like friends throughout the time I was there. I had full and detailed written manuals for each of the topics. Janet has also emailed the information after the courses. All in all Janet has managed to transfer her considerable skills in this field to teaching even a novice like myself on how to produce a hand sewn and professional blind and curtain. I would have no hesitation in recommending both Janet and the courses."

30 Jan 20'

Xanthe reviewed: Bespoke Interlined Curtains

"I completed the interlined Roman blind course with Janet recently and it was such an enjoyable, informative day. Janet is a great teacher and generous in her willingness to answer all my questions. Lots of useful tips and techniques that you wouldn't find anywhere else, also she advised me on suppliers and how to make best use of my space at home to set up a workroom. A lovely lunch was also provided. With the detailed instructions and calculator sheet I am excited to start making blinds for my home and for others. It's also reassuring that I can email Janet for any queries that might arise in future. I plan to book more courses with Janet soon."

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