Suitable for beginners. Enjoyable for everyone.
The advanced course is better suited for those able to already use a sewing machine.
Ever wanted to make your own curtains but not wanted to risk ruining expensive fabric if you tried? Do you have some lovely vintage fabric that you have been saving to ‘get made’ into curtains but been put off by the expense? In a one-day Curtain Making workshop,a professional curtain maker will teach you how to produce beautiful flowing curtains for any room.
Even if you are an absolute beginner and a bit frightened of a sewing machine, Jan will guide you through measuring marking and cutting out fabric to assemble an unlined curtain with a smart pencil pleat header. If you feel more confident, it will be possible to incorporate a special lining fabric and we will even delve into the dark cosy world of interlinings. Using easy to learn hand stitching, everyone will take home a sample curtain made from one metre of fabric.
For those of you who have learned how to hand make a basic lined curtain in our basic Curtain Making workshop, you might like to try Advanced Curtain Making next. It is a day to advance your abilities by learning the techniques of different headings, interlining and hand pleating.
For a more contemporary look, try our Make a Roman Blind one-day workshop. From measuring the window to fixing it to the wall, experienced tutor, Jan Dodds will unfold the tools and techniques for making bespoke blinds for any room in your house. You will learn how to purchase and cut wood battens, where to buy the cords and trims and how to select a suitable fabric to bring perfection and privacy to your decor.
The Goodlife Centre has a selection of suitable fabrics for you to use, you will make a sample blind or curtain in each workshop to take home with you.
All personal protection, tools and materials are included.