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Soft Furnishings – Recreation Course


Are you looking to kick start a business, remodel a home, or simply want all the skills to make your own stunning soft furnishings. This is the perfect way to gain all the skills required to begin a career in soft furnishings.

There are no formal qualifications at the end of the leisure course and all abilities are welcome.

The aim of the course is to develop students’; creative skills and to discover the basic and further principles of hand and machine sewing, designing, and creating exciting soft furnishings for the home.

Term 1 – Cushions

· Scatter cushions, bolster cushions & boxed cushions including creating templates, concealed zips, flapped zips, buttonholes, ties, rouleau loop, piped edges, frilled edges, pleated edges.

Term 2- Curtains

· Lined curtain tape heading sample and an interlined hand finished heading sample including French pleat & goblets. Learn how to create hems and headings, join fabrics, create mitred corners, add weights, add heading tape, discuss fullness guides, create hand finished headings (French pleat & goblets), calculate pleat placement, create a neat cord tidy.

Term 3 -; Roman Blinds & hard padded Pelmet

· Learn how to measure a window correctly, join fabrics, hand sew to create perfect invisible stitching, interline, create lining with integrated rod pockets, cover compliance regulations to ensure safe installations.

Wednesday 9.15am -; 4.15pm (dates to be confirmed)


This course
is ideal for those who wish to learn all the practical skills associated with
creating soft furnishings, but do not wish to commit to the academic side of an
accreditation. Our focus will be on developing top quality practical results.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


Our range of leisure and hobby courses keeps growing, with even more fun and exciting courses starting throughout 2024.