Soft Furnishing

Course Details

This is a guide to soft furnishing and will cover making cushion covers, curtains, applique and blinds.  Students will start by making their own cushion with an appliqued design and move on to other projects such as curtains with both tape and hand made headings. 

There will be the opportunity to learn about interlining and how to make a roman blind.  The first half of the course will develop student skills by making small samples of different curtain and blind design.  As the course progresses students will choose a window in their own home, learn how to estimate fabric, cut accurately, research design ideas and produce a high quality window dressings.  At the end of the course students will have the opportunity to look at different types of simple loose covers.  

This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in soft furnishings or would just like to have a go at something different.  It is suitable for complete beginners and there will be an opportunity to work at your own pace.

You will be taught by means of practical demonstration and hands on experience.

Information & Support

Students will be required to supply their own materials and equipment and will need to bring in their own sewing machine for each session which will be PAT tested by the College at the beginning of the course.  Please bring to the first class:- A note pad and pen, 1/2 metre fabric, a small piece of contrast fabric (for the applique design), matching thread, scissors, tape measure, fabric pen and sewing machine. 

 Due to the size and nature of the projects undertaken on this course there will be limited places available.

Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

Course Cost

Course costs are:

10 week course for 3 hours per week = £143

5 week course for 3 hours per week = £71

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Day Time Contact
LNAC2261JU New Milton - Fusee House 08/06/2018 to 06/07/2018 Friday 09:15 to 12:15 01590 625222

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact for further clarification.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact for further clarification.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact for more details.

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