start your own business

Start Your Own Soft Furnishings Business Course

Cost: £650

One week intensive course

Workroom days: 9.30 – 4.00 (please arrive at 9.15) Monday – Friday

Follow up support via email for 4 weeks

This course covers the business elements to launch your own soft furnishings business. 

The course will cover:

  • How to make a professional Roman Blind
  • How to make professional curtains, both machine and hand sewn
  • How to make cushion covers, including piping, zip insertion and embellishments
  • Calculating fabric for different products
  • Choosing and opening supplier accounts
  • Dealing with customers
  • Measuring up for customers
  • Preparing quotes
  • Finding suppliers
  • Invoicing and accounts
  • Safety regulations
  • Terms and conditions
  • Guiding customers with choices
  • Promoting your business and websites
  • Networking
  • Fitting curtains and blinds

9.15 – 9.30 Welcome drink and introduction to the studio/update on progress

9.30 – 12.30 Making a professional product

12.30- 1.00 Lunch break – lunch provided. Please let me know of any special dietary requirements

1.00 – 4.00 Complete project and consider options

Follow up support: 2 x 30 minute calls via Skype or FaceTime

How do I book?

Bookings can be made via the website and pay through Eventbrite

  1. Scroll through the months to see courses
  2. Click on the course below the calendar
  3. Select tickets required and order
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See our other courses…

Roman Blind Making
Basic Curtain Making
Sewing Machine Basics