Quickly learn how to plan and make Roman Blinds for your home whilst planning and making a small sample blind in Stitch Classes or 1-2-1 lessons.
Or make larger blinds custom sized for your home in a 1hr 1-2-1 lessons then Stitch Classes or 121 lessons to complete it/them
"They are really fun to make, I've made quite a few for my home since my classes & although the really large one had its challenges I'm delighted with this new skill" Rob Davies
Level: Improver (Improving Beginner) and above
To make our 60cm sample blind: 2-3 Stitch Classes with Laura (currently Tuesday mornings) or with Hannah (currently weekend classes) - contact us to check if unsure. Or 6hr 1-2-1 lesson/s
To make full size blinds for your home to specific measurements: Book a 1 hour 1-2-1 lesson with Laura or Hannah to plan it, then join 3 -10 Stitch Classes for small to medium sized blinds or up to 10hrs 1-2-1 lessons for large full size blinds. The number of lessons depends on the size, your sewing skill level and how much homework you have time to do
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Experience: You need to know how to thread up & sew basic seams with a sewing machine. You can learn to sew with us before starting this Roman Blind project on our Beginner Level courses/workshops
Sample Blind: Laura or Hannah will show you how to make a sample 60cm Roman Blind using a basic blind kit and guide you through the process of adding fabric and lining to make a beautiful sample blind to keep. She'll also explain how to plan blinds for any size window and give you the contacts for buying your own kits so you can head off an furnish all your windows!
Larger blind: There is still not space available to make huge blinds in our classroom - email us to ask if you want to make a large blind, letting us know the approximate dimensions. It's also worth noting they are difficult if very big - we would recommend 2 smaller ones for large windows.
What to bring to make a sample blind:
Note: All fabric needs washing and ironing before class, unless it is 100% polyester or PU/PVC/Olicloth - or the finished item will never be washed. Check fabric content and any washing/ironing instructions when purchasing fabric
- 120cm of non-stretch furnishing fabric, or medium to heavy weight dressmaking fabric e.g. printed cotton.
- 120cm of calico
- A reel of good quality standard sewing thread in a colour that blends well with your main fabric
- 60cm roman blind kit, or 60cm kits are usually available to buy from us for £18 - please contact us here to check whether we currently have them in stock. You can buy your own kit here - we've tried and tested these and they seem to be the best with strong horzontal poles
What to bring to make a larger blind:
This will be discussed when it's planned in an initial 1-2-1 lesson as it will vary depending on your blind dimensions
You can buy your own kit here once you've had your initial 121 and know the size you need - we've tried and tested these and they seem to be the best with strong horzontal poles
We provide: sewing machine (or bring your own if you prefer), scissors, pins, chalk, tape measure etc if you don’t have your own
Where to buy fabric: Suggestions of where to buy your fabric locally will be given on your booking confirmation, or to see our list of local fabric shops now click here
Email us with any pre-class questions here