CLP Soft Furnishing

Section: CLP (Community Learning Program)
Course Name: CLP Soft Furnishing
Qualification: None

Tutors: Pascaline Lambert (PL) and Wendy Harris (WH)        

Course Code

  1. SF18SU/MO/A for Monday morning from 10am to 12:30pm (WH)
  2. SF18SU/TU/C for Tuesday evening from 6:30pm to 9:00pm(PL)
  3. SF18SU/TH/A for Thursday morning from 10am to 12:30pm (PL)
  4. SF18SU/TH/B for Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3:30pm (PL)

Learn how to make beautiful soft furnishings for your home. Suitable for beginners to more advanced learners. The emphasis is to make items for your home to a high standard.

Target Group:
This course is suitable for adult students of all ages and ability.

Entry Requirements:
None. This course is for learners with no knowledge of sewing soft furnishings as well as for learners who have previous experience.

Initial Assessment:

Part time day or part time evening

11 weeks

All Sewn Up, Unit 1, The Coop Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG. Tel:   020 7840 0216 Email:

Start and End Date:

SUMMER TERM 2018: from Monday 16th April to Thursday 12th July 2018

Course Content:
At the end of the course you will be able to:
Measure your windows,
Choose & estimate fabric requirements for blinds & curtains.
Make piped cushion covers with zip opening, make hand made curtains and a machine made Roman blind.
Apply a variety of machine and hand sewing techniques to a selection of soft furnishing items
Learners with previous knowledge will be able to chose from more advanced furnishings to include INTERLINED CURTAINS & HANDMADE BLINDS, DECORATED CUSHIONS, BED COVERINGS, ETC…

Course Structure:
Classes typically have 12 learners working on their assignments after completing a sample of a lined curtain, a Roman blind and a piped cushion cover.

Number of Students:
12 maximum

Tutor feedback
Learner self assessment

You will have the use of all equipment in the workroom which includes:- LARGE TABLES, SEWING MACHINES, OVERLOCKERS, IRONS & METAL RULERS.

Next Step:
Improve knowledge and skills by enrolling for the following term

Material Costs:
You will need to supply all fabrics, haberdashery & your own sewing equipment, list available at first session. Some materials are obtainable from the tutor. Price list available in the classroom.

Tuition Fee:

How to Apply:
Enrol in person, by post or email.
Enrolment form available online or on request (by phone or  email).