Our Competition Winners

Our Competition Winners

I had the pleasure of welcoming Angela, Dawn and Tanya to the studio as our lucky competition winners! It was the best day, full of laughter, treats and creativity. Everything was included in the prize to make their day as relaxing as possible. Thankyou Ladies I had a...
So proud of Nichola!

So proud of Nichola!

Embarking on a home renovation Nichola has made another absolutely stunning soft furnishing. This time, lined curtains with a contrast pom pom trim.Nichola learnt how to make professional lined curtains on our beginners curtain making course. She also learnt how to...
Calculating Pleat placement

Calculating Pleat placement

Calculating pleat placement It’s up to you how many pleats per width of fabric you choose to have. For double and triple pleats, my preference is 5 pleats per width, sometimes 6. I try to aim for a pleat size between 12cms and 17cms. Larger pleats on longer drop...

Calculating Fabric

Calculating plain fabric There are a few points you need to work out first before starting your fabric calculation. Cut drop – Firstly work out your cut drop. This is the finished drop of your curtain/blind, plus your hem and heading allowances. Pole/Track size...
From Student to Professional

From Student to Professional

I can’t describe how happy seeing these photos made me. To see the success this lady is already having, only a few weeks after finishing the courses we offer at The Cotswold Sewing School. This is proof that a career change is accessible if you just have the...
Meet Nichola and look at all of her amazing soft furnishings!

Meet Nichola and look at all of her amazing soft furnishings!

With a home renovation underway, the prospect of making all the window dressings and soft furnishings is a big task. A big task that Nichola was excited to take on herself and that she has done! By providing me with her measurements before the course dates, we have...

Our Complete guide to Soft furnishings Hero, Kim!

There is no doubt, if you are looking to make your own soft furnishings or embarking on a new career, this 7 day course is the absolute best value and quality course, to get you started. And Kim is a massive success story. Relatively new to sewing, Kim is now...

Our measuring guide for windows

Is your blind going to be installed within the recess or external fit above the window? (LTT) If possible measure with a metal tape measure for accuracy Measuring recessed blinds (a) Width across top of recess (b) Width across middle of recess (c) With across bottom...