Home Furnishings: Curtains and Cushions

Ref: C3528612

This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn how to make and alter curtains, design and make your own cushion covers . You will be taught the different types of headings that can be used on curtains and how to measure for curtains correctly so that they fit beautifully every time. You will also be shown how to make cushion covers with either a zip or a button fastening.

Course aim

This course will take you through making delightful textile items for the home.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable students with basic sewing machine skills.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • To be able to make a sample of a pair of curtains to a specific meaurement
  • To be able to make and insert a zip into a cushion cover
  • To be able to make and add buttonholes to a cushion cover

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A Sewing Machine Dressmaking and small snipping Scissors Threads Pins Needles Unpicker Tape measure Tailors chalk. A note book and pencil for taking down notes and recording ideas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Home Furnishings: Curtains and Cushions Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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