Curtain Making Class – Level 1

November 6, 2011

Learn how to make a machined, lined curtain with pencil pleat headings by making a sampler in the class to take home and use for future reference. You will learn the basics of curtain making and hints and tips on how to measure your own windows and how to calculate fabric requirements for different headings. […]

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Cushion Making – Level 1

October 19, 2011

Cushion making for beginners or those with little or no sewing experience. Learn how to make a simple cushion cover, with a self-border and envelope back opening. You will learn how to calculate fabric amounts for cushions, sew straight seams, and leave with your own cushion cover. Cost includes selecting fabric from our remnants, (or […]

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1950’s collection from Sandersons

April 5, 2011

In the post war 1950s homes, great changes were taking place.  The post war years brought open plan living, and the fitted kitchen, complete with large colourful fridges and new household appliances was the housewife’s domain. Houses were smaller than pre-war ones so furniture had to stack or be light enough to move about; trolleys, […]

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Measuring for Blinds

January 24, 2011

MEASURING FOR A RECESS FITTING: Measure the width and the drop in 3 positions noting any protrusions using a metal tape. Make a note of the smallest width and drop measurement. Take note of which way the window opens and any handles that may impede on the operating. MEASURING OUTSIDE A WINDOW RECESS: Allow the […]

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Make machined lined curtain

March 29, 2010

Machine-sewn curtains (also known as ‘bag lining’) This is the easiest method of lining curtains and uses little or no hand sewing. When calculating the amount of lining fabric you need to purchase, you should allow the same amount as for your curtain fabric. but do not add any extra for pattern matching. 1. Begin […]

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Calculate fabric amount for curtains

March 29, 2010

How To calculate Fabric Amounts For Curtains The design of your chosen curtain heading and the hanging method you choose is the key to the amount of fabric you will need to buy to make your curtains. By now you should know the type of curtain heading you want to achieve. And you’ve installed an […]

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How to choose curtain lining

March 29, 2010

Most curtains will benefit from being lined. Lining achieves a full and tailored look to your curtains and helps them drape better. Pleated curtain headings and those with formal headings especially benefit from lining. The lining fabric will protect you curtains from strong sunlight and dirt, and provide a degree of insulation from draughty windows. […]

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How to measure for curtains

March 29, 2010

To ensure your curtains will be the best possible fit, please take time to measure your window carefully. We would always recommend using a steel tape measure for accuracy. The first step is to decide whether you want your curtains to hang from a track or a pole, both of which should be positioned approx […]

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