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Sewing - Workshop - Roman Blind

Course code: IPXV305P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

10:00 - 16:00

Days of week:


Course date:

1st Mar 2025 - 1st Mar 2025

Course location:

Cheney School

Contact details


01235 555 585

A one day workshop into the art of Roman blind making. You will make a sample blind to take away at the end of the workshop along with instructions on how to replicate for made to measure blinds for the home.
You will be guided through the process of measuring, cutting out, and using basic sewing techniques to make your Roman blind sample. You will construct the pull function and be shown how to fix the batten for the blind. Instructions will be given on how to calculate for a made to measure Roman blind. The finished size of the sample is approximately 76cms by 55cms.

Sewing machines are provided but you may wish to bring your own including the manual.

Materials required for the Roman blind:1 metre of 130cms-150cms wide fabric 4 x 6mm wooden dowels 54cms in length 1 x 25mm x 5mm x 53.5cms wooden lath (to weight the hem down) 1 x 35mm x 15mm x 55cms wooden batten (which will be attached to the window) 2.50 metres of roman blind tape (enough for 4 folds) 5.50 metres of blind cord 15 x 12mm diameter plastic rings (not need if using looped blind tape) 2 Cord breakaway devices (Safety Legislation) 56cms x 2cms wide Velcro’s (Sew on or Stick on) 3 x brass/sliver screw eyes 12 mm diameter 2 Cleats to secure cord (Safety Legislation attached to wall to stop the cord from hanging loose) 1 wooden acorn or pully for cord

Please bring your basic sewing kit with you: Fabric scissors, small embroidery scissors Or Rotary cutters plus cutting board and ruler (if you prefer to use these instead of scissors) Sewing needles Tacking thread plus matching thread for fabric Tape measure Metre ruler (if you have one and a set square) Colour headed pins. Fabric marking pen or chalk pencil.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Please bring lunch and refreshments with you.Free parking onsite.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work

What next?
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of sewing courses including: Dressmaking for Improvers or Creative Cushions and Bags workshops. Please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
Very basic sewing knowledge but the ability to sew in straight lines.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £57.60

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £57.60

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £28.80

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £28.80

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.