Basic Curtain Making

Course Information

Victoria came all the way from Brazil to do her course

Victoria came all the way from Brazil to do her course

3 day Basic Curtain Making – This course is suitable for both the absolute beginner and the person who has some sewing skills. The absolute beginner has nothing to fear from this course all we need is your willingness to learn and we can do the rest.

On this course you will make three different types of curtains, all hand made,  lined and interlined.

Each curtain will have a different type of heading, the first will have a pencil pleat, the second will have a triple, double and a goblet pleat and the third will have an eyelet heading.

At the end of this 3 day course you should be proficient and confident at producing perfect hand made Curtains.

Day 1
Meet for coffee at 9.30 and get to know your fellow class mates. Start at 10 o’clock with a brief introduction regarding various equipment, poles and tracks, when and how to use both.

Simple Lined Curtain using commercial pencil pleat heading tape.

We will then go on to start to learn how to measure windows, how to calculate fabric using pattern repeat and to work out quantity of fabric to order

Cut out the  fabric and lining for our first curtain.

Break for lunch

In the afternoon session you will continue to assemble our curtain learning how to mitre the corners, insert weights and learn how to attach heading tape.  Learn how to hang and professionally dress in our finished curtain

Day 2
Meet for coffee at 9.30, start at 10 o’clock.

Two width Lined and Interlined Curtain finished with a Hand Made Triple, Double or Goblet Heading using buckram

Janet and Amy working out their fabric

Janet and Amy working out their fabric

This morning you learn more on calculating fabric using pattern repeats and how to join and pattern match fabrics.

Cut out fabrics and  start to make up a two width interlined and lined curtain.

Break for lunch

This afternoon you will continue to make up  your lined and interlined curtain inserting buckram for the  triple, double and goblet pleats.

Day 3
Meet for coffee at 9.30, start at 10 o’clock.

This morning you will finish your lined and interlined curtain by calculating and inserting your various pleats. You will hang your curtain and learn how to dress your curtain in to a professional standard.

 

Break for lunch

Eyelet Heading Curtain

This afternoon you will learn how to calculate and make up a lined Eyelet top curtain.

We continue to learn more regarding fabric, pattern repeats, different types of fabric, lining and interlining to use.

Answer any questions you have.

 

This is what you can achieve in 3 days - beautiful hand made curtains

This is what you can achieve in 3 days – beautiful hand made curtains

 

Prices
£105  per day course (this includes all material for use on the course. Morning coffee and a  light lunch.)

To check course availability phone 01420 565965.

Cancellation policy-  A non refundable deposit of £50 will be needed to secure your place.   The balance of payment will need to be paid 14 days prior to the date of the course starting. Course costs will be  refunded up to 2 weeks before the course.   Thereafter fees will be non-refundable, unless the place can be subsequently filled. If a course is cancelled by Blindingly Simple your fees will be refunded.

Accommodation
A selection of B&Bs are available in Alton, plus a Travel Lodge a few hundred yards up the road in Four Marks.

Dates are very flexible – phone for details

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