Learn the Skills of Making Curtains

Learn the Skills of Making Curtains

Regular price £65.00
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This course will teach you the techniques to make a pencil pleat header curtain.  We will be making a small-scale sample curtain to show you the processes involved.  You will learn how to cut the fabric and lining, how to create mitred corners and how to sew on a header tape. At the end of the course you will have a basic understanding of how to make a pencil pleat curtain and how to correctly measure a window and work out fabric amounts including pattern repeats. 

What you will learn:

How to correctly measure your curtain opening and cut the right amount of fabric

Mitred corners

How to put the curtains together

Pencil pleating

Attaching header tape

Pattern repeating

What you will need:

A sewing machine – if you need to use one of ours please let us know when you book

A basic sewing kit – scissors, pins tape measure etc – we do have a supply of these if you need to use ours.

Thread to match face fabric and thread to match the lining.

1m of face fabric - a mid-weight stable woven fabric old curtains (upcycle - as this is a sample curtain it doesn’t matter what it looks like)

1m of lining fabric – light to mid weight stable woven fabric (upcycle as this is a sample curtain it doesn’t matter what it looks like)

1.5m of 3” pencil pleat header tape (this will be for sale in the make shop with 10% off)

Penny weights x 2

Metal tape measure. 


Next stage beginner – you need to know how to use a sewing machine


Sarah Tutte


6 hours

Please note we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each garment in the allocated time but this isn’t always possible, If you are unable to finish in the workshop time we will make sure you are confident with your garment to be finished at home.

We need a minimum of 4 people for this workshop go ahead, if this number isn’t achieved by one week before we will be contacting you with an alterative date, if you are unable to re-schedule we offer a full refund. Why not see if a friend wants to join you and get 10% off both your workshops when booked together. Use code Twotogether when booking. 

Please read our cancellation policy before booking your workshop 

Make Workshop Cancelation Policy 

Why choose us?

A small business giving the best customer service


Thank you so much for my necklace and earrings. My sons were quite bemused that a vendor knew me by name and your personal touch made us all feel good. So much nicer than the faceless Amazon or even the posh mens clothing stores that I frequented (virtually) over Christmas.

I love the necklace and earrings - you were right they do match and I will share your site with friends

Esther Jan 2021

Myself and my daughter came in to choose a pattern to get us back into sewing again. Lizzy was so helpful, talking us through all of the patterns she has and what fabrics would suit the pattern and our skill level. We are so exicited to get started and thats thanks to Lizzy's patience and help in the shop. We can't wait to come on one of your workshops.

Lorna & Katie Sept 2020