Our craft courses will teach you a range of creative skills you can use to start a small business making and selling your own unique products. They're also a great way to improve your dexterity, meet new people and develop an interest.
This course will cover all aspects of soft furnishing. You will learn how to make lined or interlined curtains, blinds, cushions, bed covers, loose covers. You will also become confident in choosing fabrics, measuring and how to estimate fabric material required for each project undertaken.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Use hand and machine sewing techniques as required.
- Calculate, measure accurately and cut fabric for your projects.
- Use colour and design awareness to select and work with appropriate fabrics.
You will complete an individual learning plan and provide self-assessment throughout the course. Photos and displays of your completed work will also be used.
There are no entry requirements. The tutor will discuss previous knowledge with you to help you choose a suitable upholstery project.
There will be materials you need to help with your studies of approx £25 .00 . Your tutor will talk to you about this in your first class.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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Having recently retired, Yvonne was looking for something different to do where she could also learn new skills in a completely different field to her career in the NHS.
“I really look forward to Wednesdays and find myself constantly on the lookout for the next project. Each piece has reminded me of skills I had forgotten and taught me some new ones too. I have never considered myself to be artistic so it has been immensely satisfying to find an outlet for my more creative side.”