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Lined Hand Pleated Curtains (short course)

Why study this course?

This comprehensive and professional course for those with basic sewing machine knowledge will teach you all the skills necessary to produce your own professional lined curtains, and how to tackle both machine and hand-pleated headings. This is just one of several creative sewing and upholstery classes run by London Met's art school. 

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Whether you want to be able to create bespoke curtains for your home, save money or take your career in a new direction, this course will cover all the basics of curtain making. You'll explore the many dimensions of making up a lined curtain including measuring and estimating, choosing suitable fabrics and linings, effective cutting, pattern matching and the hand stitches required to complete this project. You will leave with a respectable-sized sample that encompasses a variety of skills and relevant notes, and the confidence to make your own curtains.

The course will cover:

  • suitable fabrics
  • measuring and estimating
  • cutting skills
  • pattern matching
  • sample lined curtain with hand pleated heading

This course is suitable for beginners or those with some basic furnishing knowledge but little experience. It is aimed at those wishing to complete a window treatment for their own use or those wanting to gain skills for business.

Participants should be able to use a domestic sewing machine (you could book on to our Introduction to the Sewing Machine course if needed).

You may wish to continue on to more advanced window treatments or take on new projects (for example roman blinds, loose covers and cushions). We have plenty of other interior furnishing courses on offer.

Course dates Not currently available
Length Four days
Day and time Monday to Thursday, 10.30am to 4.30pm 
Maximum class size 10
Contact hours 20

A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department of Social Security (DSS) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University Alumni Association members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

You will be expected to provide your own sewing kit comprising of sharp scissors, pins, needles, one metre of furnishing fabric for the sample curtains along with a pen and notepad.

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

How to apply

Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Fees and key information

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