How to make curtains

New for 2019! This curtain-making class will give the skills to make your own professional-looking curtains.

Having curtains made costs a fortune.  But ready-made curtains come in standard sizes and usually don’t fit well.  And the colours and patterns available can be restrictive.

Learn to make your own curtains and be able to choose from a larger range of fabrics, as well as making huge savings.



Curtain-making. How to make curtains


When can I book?

Friday 05/11/2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm costing:£75.00

Course description

It’s extremely useful to be able to make your own curtains. Ready-mades only come in a limited number of sizes, so they don’t always fit very well.  Then you may want a specific colour or pattern to match your other decor.

Custom-made curtains are extremely expensive but they are actually quite easy to make yourself. You’ll be able to coordinate your soft furnishings in future at a fraction of the price of having them made.  Once you can make your own, you’ll be able to alter ready-made curtains too.  Curtain-making is also immensely satisfying but you do need to take accurate measurements and understand how to match patterns. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to make your own curtains.


Who is this aimed at?

Intermediate. You should have confident sewing skills.

What will I learn?

    • How to measure your windows
    • Calculating fabric quantities
    • Understand pattern repeats
    • Cutting lengths and matching patterns
    • Hemming techniques
    • Header treatments
    • Attaching lining


  • Due to time and space restrictions, you not be able to make an entire pair of curtains. But you will make samples of the techniques to take home and will have extensive notes from the class. So you will be equipped with the knowledge to confidently make your own at home.  

Course arrangements

Sewing machines are provided or you can bring your own. I’ll notify you of the fabric requirements for samples when you book.


If you want to make coordinating soft furnishings, then you may also enjoy my class to learn how to make cushions with zips and piping.