"I attended the machine Roman Blind making course and absolutely loved it. Janet was very attentive and concise in her teaching. Everything was broken down to simple instructions as well as brilliant work sheets which will be invaluable to making roman blinds in the future. I now feel confident to make my own blinds professionally after just one day. Very hospitable and a lovely lady. I would highly recommend!"
"Janet has taken me for two courses now. The first with a friend, the second one was on a one to one basis. The first course was called - 'Curtain making to a Professional Standard' I think, & it was very informative. I am the sort of person who learns by doing things myself, it was so helpful that we made a dummy curtain on the day, all the while following Janet guidance and her thorough notes which she gives you to take away.
The second course was a Roman Blind making course to make interlined blinds, which was also extremely good and I now feel confident that I can go away and make a Roman Blind from scratch with the aid of her notes and the dummy blind we made.
Janet has made an easy to follow excel spreadsheet for both of the courses which help you to calculate how much fabric is required for different types of curtains and also for the Roman blinds .
I have saved a fortune making curtains and blinds for my new home - just the Roman Blind alone would have been over £600 if I had gone to John Lewis - and that was a quote NOT for interlined blinds! By going on her course it has cost me a fraction of that price to make one myself, and I have the knowledge forever!
Janet explains everything well and also the reasoning behind it. She is very personable and her classes are held at her lovely home in Sale which is very handy for the motorway. I live in a suburb of Liverpool and it took just 45 minutes to drive there.
I would highly recommend taking the time to go one one of Janets courses - for making your own curtains or if you are thinking of starting up a small business."
"I was a complete beginner when I had my first lesson. Janet has taught me not to be scared of my sewing machine and I have gone on to make Roman blinds and am now making these for friends and charging them. I have learnt so much and would recommend these classes."
"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 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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"Janet is a lovely lady who put you at ease from the moment she welcomes you.
I did 2 courses, the first was the curtain making course the second was the Roman blind making course they were both very informative hands on and fun, Janet is easy to get along with and she really does know her stuff.
I would highly recommend these courses and to top it all the lunch and home made soup is very yummy indeed.
Thanks Janet, I will be back when you launch your pelmit making course!"
"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."
"Have attended both these workshops to make Roman blinds and interlined curtains. You are taught to make them to a very high standard. I'm really pleased with what I learnt and what I have made since I did the course."
"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"
"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%"
"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."