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Roman Blind Making Sewing The Professional Way

With handy hints and tricks of the trade this is a must do course if you want to make your own top quality Roman blinds
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Created by Linda Turner
Last updated 11/2015
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What Will I Learn?
Easy to follow videos showing you how to make a Roman Blind from start to finish
Increase your earnings by making & selling top quality Roman blinds
Understand how to assess and measure a window accurately and know the difference between inside and outside recess blinds
Layout, cut and pin fabric, lining and padding accurately to create the perfect Roman blind
Calculate the correct number of folds, and spaces needed for different size blinds
Confidently machine and hand stitch everything together to create a professional Roman blind
Understand child safety devices
Prepare the blind ready for installation
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  • There are no prior requirements for this course, although basic sewing skills will help. If you can use a sewing machine then that will speed up the process but it's not a requirement.

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With handy hints, and tricks of the trade this is a must do course for anyone who wants to produce top quality Roman blinds. Over 20 easy to follow videos will guide you through the entire process of making a Roman Blind. The step-by-step approach means that by the end of this course you will be confident you can measure a window accurately, select and prepare fabrics, and stitch everything together to produce a top quality Roman blind at a fraction of the retail price.

Earn while you learn
If you've ever bought a top quality Roman blind then you'll know how expensive they are - even for a relatively small one. If you're looking to save money, or even make money, by making you're own top quality Roman blinds, then this course will show you how.

Over 20 clear instructional videos, accompanied by downloadable guides and checklists, will guide you through each step of the process in detail, explaining the tools and component parts required for each step. You will learn how to measure and cut the lining and face fabric and how to join them all together to make a beautiful Roman blind. You will understand how to work out the different flap sizes and finally how to finish off your blind ready for installation. This course will teach you how everything is prepared and assembled to meet current child safety legislation and the different options available. Go from enthusiastic amateur to professional Roman Blind maker. This course will teach you everything you need to know.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is aimed at anyone with basic sewing skills looking to earn extra money by making top quality Roman blinds. Ideally you will have an interest in Soft Furnishings, looking to make money producing top end Roman blinds at a fraction of the retail price.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 01:01:26
1 Lecture 01:35

This is the introduction to making beautiful hand finished Roman Blinds by Linda Turner Interiors. Using clear easy to understand videos, this course will guide you through all the steps needed, and the tools and materials you'll need, to produce a top quality Roman blind at a fraction of the retail price.

Preview 01:35
5 Lectures 13:30

Using easy to follow instructions, guides and a checklist, by the end of this lecture you will be able to assess and measure a window for a Roman blind to either fit inside or outside of the recess.

Preview 02:11

This lecture will show you everything you need to have to make your own Roman blind. Included are some useful tips and a checklist of additional items you may like to get which may prove helpful.

Preview 02:08

In this lecture you will learn how to layout and cut your fabric, lining and padding to the correct size required for your blind

Preview 02:29

In this lecture you will learn how to calculate the size, and number, of folds needed for your blind. You will also be able to calculate the number and position of the rod pockets.

How to work out the folds and position of rod pockets

This chapter will explain the steps required to prepare the lining and the rod pockets. All you need are some pins, and the lining.

How to prepare the lining and rod pockets
Putting it all together
10 Lectures 43:49

This video will explain what size to cut your padding and how to layout and pin the face fabric and padding together ready for the next stage

Preview 02:34

How to join the fabric, lining and padding together

This video will show you how to add a Buckram stiffener to the top of the blind and finish off the header.

Adding the Buckram stiffener and finishing off the top

In this lecture you will learn how to measure and attach Velcro (Hook & Loop tape) to the blind ready for the Headrail. You will also learn where to position the guide rings.

How to attach the velcro ready for the headrail and position the guide rings

In this video you will learn how to hand sew the blind together - with some handy hints and tips along the way.

Hand sewing the blind together

This video will explain how to attach the fabric and lining together without ugly machine lines showing across the blind

Pin tacking

This video with teach you how to insert the fibre rods and close the rod pockets correctly

Inserting the fibre rods and finishing off the rod pockets

This video will explain how to attache the guide rings to the blind

Attaching the guide rings to the blind

This lecture will explain how to insert and secure the bottom bar to the blind

Putting in the bottom bar

In this video lecture you will learn how to attache the headrail, and string the blind correctly

How to attach the headrail and string the blind
Child Safety & Installation
2 Lectures 02:32

This video will explain the child safety devices as required by the European market regulations

Preparing the headrail and child safety devices

Your blind is now finished - ready for installation.....

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About the Instructor
4.6 Average rating
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110 Students
2 Courses
Interior Designer specialising in soft furnishings

Interior Designer (Linda Turner Interiors)

As a specialist Interior Designer I have been delivering a personalised service direct to my clients in their own homes for over 20 years. I am passionate about understanding my clients requirements and spend time in getting to know them and their lifestyle requirements.

I first started over 30 years ago as a seamstress making children's clothes. During that time I learnt about fabrics as well as different sewing and machine skills required in the industry.

I developed a flair for interior design through my experience in designing and making curtains and soft furnishings for numerous properties. I love working with fabrics and coordinating colours schemes to help create a look and style my clients desire. My work includes project management of interior design schemes from bathrooms to bedrooms and from cushions to upholstery.

I have gained an in depth knowledge of different fabrics and how best to use them. The do's and don'ts when it comes to making curtains and blinds and tips and tricks to help along the way.

I have been running my own sucessful Interior Design business for over 20 years and during that time have built up knowledge and experience of the soft furnishing industry.

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