Makes For The Home

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Making for your home can be satisfying, personal and gives the maker the opportunity to update and refresh accessories at little cost.

During this 2-day course, you will make a piped cushion and lampshade in the fabric of your choice. You will also sew a sample lined Roman blind, transferring the skills you will learn from this to projects in the future. Handouts will be given to support you as you transform your home over time.

Your sewing will generally follow this plan; On day one you will discuss the projects and the timings. We will begin by sewing the piped cushion, following a series of demonstrations and taking each step one at a time.

Once completed, we will stop for a 30-minute lunch break. You can purchase something to eat from the gorgeous Column Bakehouse downstairs or feel free to bring a packed lunch and make the most of the beautiful RWY.

In the afternoon, we will start the Roman Blind. By the end of day one, we will be half way through this, again following step by step demonstrations and sewing times.

On day two, we will complete our Roman blinds before stopping for a 30-minute lunch break. In the afternoon, we will be making the lampshades, using our creativity to complete a look for our homes.

What you will learn:

For the piped cushion-

Covering piping cord

Stitching piping to a cushion cover

Attaching a zip

Completing and finishing off the cushion

For the lampshade-

Choosing suitable fabric

Following a series of instructions to cover a drum and attach a metal framework

For the Roman blind-

Use a set of measurements to prepare a piece of fabric and lining for the blind

Attaching Velcro tape

Making channels for dowelling rods

Completing the blind

What you will need:

A sewing machine in good working order and sewing kit. If you require to book one of our machines, please let us know when booking.

For the piped cushion -

2 squares of fabric each measuring 48 squared centimetres

2 metres of size 5 piping cord

A 46cm/18 inch squared cushion pad

For the lampshade-

A 20 cm or 30cm diameter lampshade kit (available with the course)

Quarter metre of fabric at least 25 cm by 110 cm

For the Roman Blind-

As this is a sample, all materials will be provided. You will go home with the blind complete apart from the dowelling rods and blind cord


This is for intermediate sewists who are confident with a sewing machine and have either been on other workshops at Make or who have experience of a number of sewing projects at home.


9 hours, inc. lunchbreaks

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 to finish your garment at home.

We need a minimum of 5 people for this workshop to go ahead. If this number isn’t reached by one week before the class, we will be contacting you with an alternative 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?