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The complete resource for all your soft furnishings projects

Learn to make your own beautiful soft furnishings 
Our step-by-step sewing guides provide complete, easy to follow instructions for making cushions, curtains, roman blinds and more!
These popular, tried and tested guides share our 20 years of experience making beautiful soft furnishings for clients and teaching over 250 sewing enthusiasts at our courses. Our Teach Yourself Guides are ideal for all levels, beginner to advanced, covering the basics through to stylish design variations.
The guides are available to buy online and download instantly. Read more >
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Our customers' feedback speaks for itself: "Thank you so much for the CD its fabulous, with the help of your instructions I have managed to interline, line and buckram head my first pair of curtains. They look lovely." Marion from Gosport
"Your site is excellent and your instructions are thorough and easy to follow! Thanks." Helen from Maryland USA.
Cream curtains with triple pleat hand stitched heading on wooden pole
Rectangular cushions with decorative leather toggle and contrasting stripe
Faux fur four quarter cushion and rectangular piped cushion with contrasting stripes
Get started with cushions
Now that we're all tightening our belts, how about dusting off the sewing machine instead of buying new cushions? The latest trends are easy to replicate, as textured and patterned fabrics or faux furs can be used to make stunning cushions even with a very simple square cushion design.
Cushion making is easy with our helpful tips and two popular Teach Yourself Cushions sewing guides!

Faux fur cushons and heavily textured fabrics can be eye catching and give a room depth

Faux fur cushions add texture and a feeling of luxury to a room
Sewing narrow pintucks into a plain fabric creates a smart textured finish
Our guide shows you how to set a concealed zip into the back of a cushion for a more professional finish
Pelmets, blinds and curtains combine to make stunning window dressings
Be bold with trendy patterned fabrics to create stunning effects on cushions
Even the smallest window can benefit from a roman blind and stiff pelmet
Use scatter cushions to smarten up or add a splash of colour to a bed

Teach yourself soft furnishings

Read about design and fabric choices for your soft furnishings
Learn to make soft furnishings with our unique step-by-step downloadable sewing guides
Use proven interior design tips to style your home 
Special Offer - Half price guides
Buy two of our sewing guides with the second at HALF PRICE! Learn to make cushions and roman blinds for as little as 13.48. Take a look >
A whole range of useful articles
Our feature articles cover a wide range of topics from working with different fabrics to setting in a zip.
Curtains made easy!
Single pleat handstitched heading in gold silk fabric
Times are tough but it doesn't have to cost a fortune to give a fresh look to your home with new curtains. How about making your own?
Our complete Teach Yourself Curtains guide covers every stage of the design, preparation, cutting out, making up and installation process.
Teach Yourself Curtains guide >
Eyelet headings give a simple but tailored look
A double pleat handstitched heading on a painted wooden pole

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