Dressing homes, especially windows can be very expensive in this class you get the chance to make your own sample of a lined curtain that you can use as a working example when making up your proper curtains eventually allowing you to save a small fortune. Please note that due to space and time, you will make a half-meter sample curtain as a reference for future use. Your sample will show everything you need to make full size version curtains at your leisure.
Class level- Beginner
What we will cover in this session
We aim to cover the list below, but depending on how many questions you may have we may not get a chance to cover everything – please let us know if there is something specific you really want help with before you leave which we haven’t covered.
How to measure a window accurately
How to calculate the amount of fabric you will need
Understand the importance of fabric grain
Learn about pattern repeat and how to match pattern fabric
Discuss different styles of curtains and manufactured tape headings
Discuss interlinings and when to use them
Understand how to apply tape headings
Gain information on different types and weights of fabrics for curtains
Understand how to weight your curtains
Learn how to mitre corners of curtain hems
Create your own single lined curtain or sample curtain with a pencil pleat heading
What you need to bring with you
All materials are supplied for this class
We also are happy to accommodate one to one tuition making a full size short curtain where you can benefit from learning whilst making functional window dressings for your own home. You will need to provide all materials for this class, a one to one five hour curtain making class is £185 please contact us if this is your preferred option to arrange a date.