Interlined Curtains with Handmade Heading

This workshop is more suitable for those with some sewing experience.  The results produced are considered to be at the "high end" of curtain making.  They are made following traditional curtain making techniques, predominantly hand sewn, with weighted hems and mitred corners.  The layer of interlining adds a sumptuous feeling to your curtains and also acts as an insulator.  You will learn how to create different handmade headings, such as double & triple pleat, box and cartridge pleat.  The techniques covered are essential if you are thinking of starting your own business making soft furnishings.

 

This is a full day workshop where you will make a sample size curtain.  This will include all of the techniques required to make full size curtains and will become a valuable reference.  You will be given comprehensive notes which will include step by step instructions for when you are making your curtains at home.

There are a maximum of 2 students on this course at any one time

 

​What will be covered

How to measure your windows

Calculating your fabric requirements

Recommended fabric & haberdashery suppliers

Various linings & interlinings available and their suitability

Squaring off your fabric

Cutting out your curtains

Pattern matching your face fabric

How to join fabric, linings & interlining widths together

Lock-stitching your interlinings

How to make weight pockets

Attaching weights to the hems

Creating mitered corners

Attaching your linings

Making a buckram heading

Creating the heading choices, double/triple pleat, box/cartridge pleat

How to hang and dressing your curtains like a professional

Cost £160.00 including all materials

Home made lunch provided