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Basic Curtain Making course timetables

Brief description

You will learn how to measure, plan and prepare fabric and then attach linings and tape, to enable professional standard curtains to be homemade, thereby saving considerably as made to measure curtains can be very costly.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Adults who wish to know how to make their own curtains.

Course description in brief

You will learn how to measure, plan and prepare fabric and then attach linings and tape, to enable professional standard curtains to be homemade, thereby saving considerably as made to measure curtains can be very costly.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    A range of curtain making techniques.

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

Some machine sewing experience is necessary.

What equipment will I need for the course?

Participants will need to bring tape measure, chalk, pins and shears.

What materials will I need for the course?

Fabrics for sample curtains will be provided.

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

* Planning and measuring* Seaming and lining attachment * Sewing on curtain tape* Hemming

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

The full session.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Visually and via quality control (measuring).

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

Independently making own curtains.

How will I say what I think about the course?

To tutor on the day or via Swarthmore reception.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
L649b 5 Saturday 10am – 3pm 16 Mar 2019 (1 session) Full rate £15.00; R rate £7.00; A rate £3.00 (funder_code:L)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.