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 Roman Blinds

 

One day course covering:

 

·     How to measure and calculate required fabric

·     Discussion on where and how to fit blind to window

  • How to design the Roman Blind using the pattern of the fabric
  • Whether to use a kit or traditional batten to comply with current child safety regulations
  • How to construct a blind with or without top stitching
  • You will make a sample Roman blind, lined and interlined

 

Cushion Making

 

One day course covering:

 

  • Demonstration of different types of cushions
  • Basic design and shapes
  • Creative designs and using different materials
  • Basic sewing techniques
  • How to make piping
  • How to insert zips
  • You will make a sample piped cushion.  If you bring your own fabric you can make a cushion to match your home

 

All materials will be supplied and comprehensive reference notes for each course will be provided.  Please bring your own calculator, scissors and, if you use one, a thimble.

 

Getting to Know your Sewing Machine

 

A half day course running from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm:

 

  • Use your own machine or one in our studio
  • Learn basic sewing stitches
  • Which needles to use for different projects
  • How to thread the machine and the bobbins
  • Learn how to use different stitches and attachments
  • Make a basic sample cushion cover

 

Basic Lampshade Making      

A half day course running from 9.30 am. to 12.30 pm

 

  • How to make a drum lampshade
  • What materials to use
  • Using a basic lampshade kit
  • You will also be shown how to cover your own existing drum or oval lampshades
  • All materials supplied, but please bring half a metre of a lightweight  fabric to cover the lampshade so it matches your own furnishings

 
E. courses@awakenhiddenskills.com     T. 01488 668699 / 07990 970158