Roman Blind Making Course

By Harris & Rose

Get started on making your house a home.

 
Preview this course

Learn how to make a hand-sewn, interlined roman blind.

 

with integrated rod pockets and no visible stitch lines on a chain operated, child-safe headrail.

 

The course is separated into 6 manageable chapters so you can easily pick up where you left off, or if you have time, you can do it all in one sitting. 

 

All the videos are in “real time” so we will be sewing along together. 

 

I will be sharing hints and tips with you along the way to help you achieve a really professional finish, and most importantly, a full understanding of how to make a roman blind, to give you the confidence to make another one!

"Easy to follow with it's broken down chapters, ever for a complete beginner.  I have never made anything like this before and it feels like a huge accomplishment during this time - it has been such a brilliant way to switch off.

Sophie guides you through all the steps, also giving great hints and tips along the way.

I am so proud of my finished blind and honestly didn't think I could make such a professional-looking blind"

"This course has been brilliant and very well guided"

 

Gemma

This course includes:

 

One chain operated headrail with a choice of nine chain colours.

2 Metre Interlining

2 Metre Lining

Brass Rings

Buckram

You will also receive lifetime access to the course including six video chapters, prompt sheets and spacings "cheat sheet" and membership to the Harris & Rose Forum for all your questions and suggestions.

Please note:

To complete this course, your blind must be no bigger than 125cm wide x 180cm drop.

 

Each lesson will begin with a slideshow presentation outlining the contents of the chapter and what equipment you will need.

 

This is followed by a sew-a-long video.  I will be making a blind too and recording it in real-time, including plenty of close-ups and detailed instructions.

At the end of each lesson, you can download a prompt sheet, so when you go on to make more blinds, you have a quick reference guide to remind you what to do next.

 

To complete the course, your blind must be no bigger than 125cm wide x 180cm drop.
 

You will need

  • A Sewing Machine

  • 2 metres of your chosen fabric

All other materials are included in this course.

Lesson 1 | Measuring


  • How to measure your window
  • Calculate fabric quantities
  • Equipment list




Lesson 2 | Spaces and Lining


  • How to work out space sizing for flat and cascaded folds
  • Make up linging with integrated rod pockets
PDF Downloads
  • Prompt Sheet
  • Spacing "Cheat Sheet"




Lesson 3 | Outline


  • Pattern placements
  • How to attach velcro with no stitch lines
  • Press in sides and hem
  • How to mitre your corners
PDF Downloads
  • Prompt Sheet




Lesson 4 | Stitching


  • How to add in interlining
  • Stitch hem and sides
  • Mark up spaces
PDF Downloads
  • Prompt Sheet




Lesson 5 | Locking and Lining


  • How to lock rod pockets to lining by hand
  • Sewing lining to face fabric
  • Add rods and rings
PDF Downloads
  • Prompt Sheet




Lesson 6 | Stringup


  • How to string up your blind
  • Where to place childcare breakaways and stoppers
PDF Downloads
  • Prompt Sheet





"It was so simple to follow and the instructions were really clear"

 

"I've finished my blind this afternoon and I just want to say how enjoyable I've found the course.  It was so simple to follow and the instructions were really clear.

Overall, I've loved making the blind and I can't wait to get started on others for the house!!"

Sarah

What else

will I need?

 

In addition to your starter kit, you will need...

 

It is not essential but we highly recommend that you purchase a quilting ruler too.  This is probably the most used piece of equipment here at Harris & Rose!

Visit our online store to purchase yours

2 Metres of your chosen face fabric.

A sewing machine with a straight stitch.

FAQ's

 

I think I'm terrible at sewing, will I manage the course?


If you have the inclination to learn then absolutely yes! The course has been put together so it’s easy to follow, there are lots of close ups and verbal instructions too. I will be making a blind at the same time so it feels so though you’re in the workshop with me. Whilst you’re waiting for your kit to arrive, practise threading your needle and you’ll be away in no time!




How long do I have to complete the course and how long does it take?


You have life time access to all the course content. In total the course is around 5 hours; this is divided in to 6 chapters so you can easily pick up where you left off.




If I get stuck can I contact you for help?


The course has been tried and tested to make it as watertight as possible, so hopefully you won’t have any questions! Once you enroll on the course you will become a member of the Harris & Rose forum where you can chat with myself and other students and also share pictures of your finished blind.




Do I need a special sewing machine?


No! All you need is straight stitch to sew the rods pockets in to your lining and attach the Velcro, there is no need to rush out and buy anything fancy or expensive. The remainder of the blind is done by hand sewing.




Can I share my login details with friends and family?


Thank you for asking but no! Access to the course is for one user only, it includes a starter kit, membership to the forum, and all the knowledge I have collected and adapted over the past 7 years to take the stress and confusion out of making beautiful blinds - I would however be delighted if you wanted to recommend the course to family and friends. The way to keep this course affordable and accessible for everyone is by having multiple signups, so please respect that, and whilst we’re on the topic, please don’t share or publish any of the content from the course, that you have paid for, it is all yours! Sharing your finished blinds though is thoroughly encouraged!





Come and join me in my workshop, from the comfort of your own home!

 

and get started on

making your house a home.

 

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