AMUSF 1 Year Certified Course




 Next intake will be September 2024. BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

The AMUSF Essential Soft Furnishings certificate is a 1 year course taught in line with the academic year. 2024/2025 in take will run on Thursdays and Sundays. You will need to attend a minimum of 22 in studio days Between September and July. We can comfortably host 5 students per day.

2024/2025 dates

Our next course will run every first sunday and a thursday in the month.

September 2024 – Sunday 8th / Thursday 19th            March 2025- Sunday 9th /Thursday 27th

October 2024 – Sunday 6th / Thursday 31st                 April 2025- Sunday 6th/Thursday 24th

November 2024 – Sunday 3rd/Thursday 28th             May  2025- Sunday 4th/Thursday  29th

December 2024 – Sunday 1st/Thursday 19th                June 2025- Sunday 1st/Thursday 26th

January 2025 – Sunday 12th /Thursday 30th              July 2025- Sunday 13th/Thursday 24th

February 2025 – Sunday 9th/Thursday 27th


Course content

Twenty two in studio days, one online business day, 2x at home projects to complete .

You will learn how to –


  • Make a lined curtain with heading tape (sample size), 1 metre drop
  • Make an interlined curtain with border and hand finished headings (1x sample size, 1 metre drop), (1 x full size pair with 1 full curtain available for assessment)
  • Make an interlined curtain with triple pleats (1x sample size 1 metre drop)
  • Make an interlined curtain pleated to pattern (1x sample size 1 metre drop)

Roman Blinds

  • Make an  interlined roman blind  (1x sample size drop)
  • Make an interlined roman blind with contrast mitred border (1x sample size)
  • Make a full sized interlined roman blind with trim, installed on a fully complaint track, for assessment. This roman blind must be shown through photographic evidence of it correctly installed at window.


  • Make a piped bolster cushion with invisible zip and decorative detail. This could include ruching, applique, patchwork or similar.
  • Make a piped cushion with concealed zip with additional decorative detail
  • Make a box cushion in a striped fabric with piping and a zip.


Make a piped tieback using stiffened hessian, with machine joined piping ends for the best quality finish.


Pattern match half drop pattern repeat and full drop pattern repeat.




Course costs – £2950 to include habedashery, lining and interlining for sample pieces. You will need to provide your own main fabric for sample pieces. We will discuss most appropriate compostitions beforhand.

Excludes fabric and habedashery for full size assessment pieces.

£72 student registration fee to the AMUSF, this must be paid within the first 4 weeks of commencing your course and is not included in the £2950.


Your full sized assessment pieces must be made available for the agreed dates given at the end of the course by the external assessor.

This is a non refundable certified course. In exceptional circumstances you may be able to defer. This will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Unless exceptional circumstances which would be reviewed by the AMUSF, if you miss the assessor dates you will not pass this course and you will not be entitled to a refund or to defer. This is an incredibly popular course and does sell out. Please consider carefully whether you can commit to the full year. If you miss a course session, all aids will be provided to help you catch up and ensure you don’t miss out but it will be your responsibility to catch up in your own time.


AMUSF 1 Year Certified Course

Start date Sunday 8th September 2024