About the Class
In this advanced beginner class we will learn how to make perfect curtains for your home and how to shorten and adjust ready made curtains to the size of your window.
Duration: 3.5 hours
Who is it for?
All beginners who have some minimal sewing experience (e.g. hand sewing/mending). If you are an absolute beginner you can join this class, but we would recommend you to complete our Introduction to Sewing: You and Your Sewing Machine class first. All sewist who are keen to learn how to adapt ready make curtains for your home or make a new set from scratch.
What will you learn?
- Make a pair of perfectly fitted cotton curtains
- How to handle slippery net curtains material (what needles and sitch is the most effective)
- Techniques to shorten shop-bought curtains or net curtains to perfectly fit your window
- How to attach curtain heading tape
- Different finishing techniques for the hem, depending on the type of fabric your curtains are made from
Adjusting & working with large sheets of fabric - handling large pieces of material is tricky, especially where you are about to shorten them to a specific measurement. There is only one chance to get it right, so the saying "measure twice cut once" applies to curtains more than to any other make.
Sewing machines and all accessories are provided in class.
In order to complete this project you will need a pair of shop bought curtains /net curtains or materials sufficient to make a pair (please allow 20 cm extra fabric above what you need for the curtains), matching thread. Fabric packs containing all necessary materials will be available to purchase during the class for €15 - €20 (depending on size of your window). If you are unsure how much material you need, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
If you would like to choose your own material but not sure where to go and what to choose, or simply fancy a great day out, we recommend our Fabric Shopping Trip experience.
Max 6 people
Dates & Locations:
01.09.2018 at 12:00-15:30 - Sotogrande
Or book your preferred time at the comfort of your own home (same price).