COURSE TWO Professional Curtain Making & Soft Furnishings


5 Days
Deposit: £100 , Balance: £795
(Balance due to be settled at least 2 weeks prior to course start date)

This course covers further training for students who have completed our COURSE ONE. Measuring, calculations, costing, client presentation, important refresher making of a full size curtain and dressing and fitting the curtain. This course shows students further design options for providing a bespoke service to include making eyelet, valance and London blind sample curtains, with mitred borders and embellishments and trimming detail. See COURSE PROGRAMME below…


On completion of this course students will be awarded an Accredited Certificate. Victoria Hammond Academy is accredited by AIM Awards, which is an approved British Awarding Body, regulated by Ofqual. 


You can either make payment in full, or deposit payment. A deposit payment is required to secure your place on a course. Balance payment is then due to be settled at least 14 days prior to the course start date. It is possible to decide attendance dates at a later time subject to availability on scheduled courses running – select from the option below ‘dates to be decided’.


All course fees are inclusive of specialist machinery/products, designer fabrics, comprehensive step-by-step manual and refreshments. Bovingdon village is within walking distance and has a selection of food stores. You are also welcome to bring a packed lunch. Free parking on site at Bury Farm.


Courses run from 9:30am to 5pm. Tea/coffee served at 9:15am. We are on-site from 9am.


Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01442 833110 (+44 outside UK), or email us, if you wish to discuss our courses further or require an alternative payment option.

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COURSE TWO – Professional Curtain Making & Soft Furnishings

Trainer: Victoria Hammond

Day One:

Making of a Full Size Curtain

  • This is an important refresher day after completing Course One. Students will take part in making and designing a full size curtain (including how to move a curtain on the table). This involves measuring of a window on site, calculations, designing curtain style, choosing fabric, make up, fitting and dressing of the curtain to existing fitted pole.
  •  Further comprehensive advise on preparation of an Estimate of Costs for window dressings, when running a business.
Day Two:

London Blinds

  • London blinds dress a window beautifully, and are an alternative option to the Roman blind. Discussion on London blinds, their suitability and fabric quantities required.
  • Students will design and make a fully operational London blind, with ribbon detail, followed by a fabric covered batten from which to hang the blind.
  • Pleating to pattern – discussion/demonstration on the importance of pleating to pattern when working with the horizontal repeat of the fabric.
Day Three:

Eyelet Curtains

  • Discussion on designing curtains with contrast borders.
  • Students will make an Eyelet heading sample curtain designed with mitred contrast borders to leading edge, hemline and outer edge.
Day Four & Five:

Trimmings & Embellishments & Valances

  • A comprehensive session on trimmings and embellishments available in curtain making.
  • Discussion on valances (soft valances fitted to a pelmet shelf and integral curtain valances) and their proportions.
  • Students will design and make a sample curtain with an integral valance, incorporating hand heading Goblet pleats, with inserted and attached trimming & embellishment detail.