You will learn
- How to measure you your window and calculate how much fabric and supplies you need to make your blind
- How to line the blind
- How to attach the hook and loop tape and roman blind tape
- How to calculate the spacing of the folds in the blind
- How to string the blind up and hang it
- How to hem the bottom of the blind to weight it down
- How to invisibly hand sew and finish off the blind at the hem
- 10% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions)
- A signed copy of the book Learn to Sew with Lauren (worth £25) which includes full instructions
- Use of all top of the range sewing tools, equipment and sewing machine
- A mini kit of all the woodwork and notions required to make the sample blind which is 30cm wide by 70cm long.
- Tea/coffee and biscuits
PLEASE NOTE – The price listed INCLUDES a signed copy of the book Learn to Sew with Lauren (worth £25). This book contains a comprehensive techniques section along with 20 inspiring projects for the home, to wear and to give as gifts. Due to copyright laws you must have a copy of the book when participating in this class. If you already own the book, you must bring this along with you on the workshop. If you wish to book online you will be refunded £15 once the booking has been made. Just leave us a note in the comments section at the checkout. This can take up to 5 working days to process. Alternatively you can book over the phone by calling the shop Monday to Saturday and just pay the price listed less the discount.
You will need to bring
- Main fabric for the outer blind in medium to light weight upholstery fabric - you'll need a minimum of 80cm by 40cm. We will cut to an exact size in the workshop so just make sure it's not any smaller than these measurements.
- For the lining you'll need a minimum of 80cm by 30cm (for making the sample you can use medium weight fabric)
- Matching thread
When Dee's parents realised that she adored all things sewing related, they gave her an electric sewing machine for her 9th birthday and her first sewing teacher was her dear mum who just happened to be a seamstress.
Dee has had a lengthy career in the clothing industry working as a sample machinist, sample cutter, pattern drafter and bridal alteration specialist before she decided to become a mature student and study for a BSc in Clothing Management and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Valuable teaching experience was gained as a visiting tutor for BA fashion students at Birmingham City University. In 2017 she also taught in Haiti as the lead tutor for an oversees aid work charity (LVE Haiti) where she successfully set up a sewing school.
Hobbies include sewing her own tailored clothes, knitting baby cardigans, travelling to tropical destinations, shopping and going to the gym.