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Introduction to Professional Curtain and Blind Making

Would you like to learn how to make professional curtains and blinds for your home or to start your own business? Would you like to gain or develop your hand and machine sewing techniques? Then this course is for you.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Community Learning
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 0
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 6
Hours: 2.50
Start: Flexible

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Course Information for Students

This introductory course is for anyone interested in developing their sewing skills and/or finding out more about professional curtain and blind making.

No prior sewing skills or design knowledge are required.

You will learn about different types of fabric, professional standards and safety requirements.

You will acquire practical skills in measuring, calculating and constructing curtains and blinds, including learning about:

  • Suitability of fabrics
  • The impact of soft furnishing on a room
  • Stitch techniques and mitre corner construction
  • Calculating plain and patterned fabric requirements
  • Heading tape and lining preparation (machine demonstration)
  • Pattern matching

You will learn via practical demonstrations and activities. 

No additional resources are required.  However, you may wish to buy your own fabric scissors and measuring tape.

The teacher will assess your work and give you valuable feedback  There is no formal final exam.

You could advance to the Level 2 Certificate in Creative Techniques (Interiors) – a one-year part-time programme.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: September 16, 2022 3:25 pm