Philippa Naylor’s Curtain class will teach you everything you need to know to make perfect curtains.
Philippa's curtain class contains nearly 4 hours of teaching in which she discusses different types and styles of curtain; when each of them might be used; what equipment you might need; suggestions for curtain widths and how to calculate the amount of fabric you will need.
Philippa then makes three types of curtain, showing you the detailed construction techniques with each curtain.
Firstly a standard, lined curtain with purchased heading tape, showing how to finish the sides and hems, insert the lining, and attach the heading tape.
Next a ‘pinch pleat’ or ‘goblet’ style curtain using buckram in the heading, which gives a more formal looking curtain.
Finally an interlined curtain – with an additional lining layer which makes it ideal as a blackout or to keep heat in or out of a room.
* Choosing your curtain style
* Fabric possibilities
* Curtain heading types
* Equipment and materials you will need.
* Fabric Calculations
* Joining curtain widths
* Pattern matching considerations
* Sewing the sides and hem
* Attaching the lining
* Attaching the heading tape
* Stitching the pinch pleats or goblet pleats
* Interlining fabric and design considerations
* Cutting the interlining and hem mitres
* Further design ideas
* Finishing the curtains
The class is taught as a series of on-line pre-recorded videos that you can watch when it is convenient to you, and as many times as you need.
Simply log in to your online library and watch the class on your PC, tablet or phone.
As usual, I have learned so much; even though I have sewn since I was 14 and I am now 71, I stilled learned more detail to help me do the best I can.
I feel like I have just done a two day workshop, with the amount I have learned just from this module.
Wow! I’m thrilled with what I’m learning. Developing some good habits. I can see such improvement.
Absolutely love your teaching style and how it sparks my creativity. Thanks for putting all your heart into teaching! I love this class!!!.
Originally university trained as a clothing designer, Philippa worked for many years in industry designing lingerie and wedding dresses. A chance meeting in 1996 led to my first quilting class - and a total change of direction in my career. Since then my original quilts and garments have been exhibited worldwide, and I have been proud to win many major awards in the USA and UK.
Travelling to teach nationally and internationally has opened up a whole new world, one which I never dreamed would be part of my life. My schedule became so busy that I was taking bookings three or more years in advance. So in order to be able to share my knowledge more widely, and to ensure all my sewing expertise is documented for everyone to gain access to, I now focus on creating on-line classes to teach and share my techniques.