Learn to make your own curtain or roman blind at The Sewing Shed! With only one other person in the class you’ll be guaranteed expert tuition and guidance from Leonie. By the end of the workshop you will have made at least one finished curtain or blind in your own choice of fabric and more importantly, have learned the skills to be able to continue making at home.
This class is for experienced sewers. Ideally, you’ll have completed one of our Saturday sewing workshops or one of our 6 week sewing classes. This will ensure you have the core sewing skills and confidence you need to tackle curtains and roman blinds.
This course teaches you how to sew a curtain or a roman blind, such as:
A standard, gathered, headed, lined curtain
A lined roman blind
We recommend you choose a small window so that you can complete the project during the workshop.
Bring your chosen fabric, lining and blind making kit if making a roman blind and standard gathered header tape if making a curtain.
Once we’ve received your payment, we will send you an information sheet which will show you how to measure up your window as well as a handy shopping list.
A basic sewing kit including fabric scissors, pins, tape measure and matching Gutterman sewing thread.
One Janome sewing machine for each student
Bespoke cutting table, right angled tool and metre rule
Detailed instructions so that you can continue making at home
Leonie runs the Curtain and Roman Blind Workshop
The Roman Blind and Curtain Workshops are held on the third Saturday of every month from 9am – 1pm and will reconvene from September 2020.
The dates are
19th September, 17th October, 21st November,19th December 2020
16th January, 20th February, 20th March, 17th April, 15th May 2021
The Saturday Workshop costs £110 payable in advance
The Curtain and Roman Blind Workshop is held at The Sewing Shed in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.
"I highly recommend Leonie as a teacher. She strikes just the right balance between allowing you to get on with the project and gain confidence, and stepping in if you might be going on the wrong path or are looking a bit frustrated! It’s also a truly relaxing place to be; just like a spa break, but with sewing instead."