Daytime and evening upholstery, and roman blind courses in Huddersfield.

The weekly daytime and evening upholstery courses run in blocks of 8, 9 or 10 weeks in 2.5 hour sessions and run closely in line with local school term times. The roman blind courses run over 5 weeks.

Dates for the first block of upholstery classes in 2018 are as follows: 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning January 23rd and 24th and ending March 27th and 28th. Half term will be February 20th and 21st when there will be no classes.

There are 5 time slots:

  • Tuesday am 9.30 - 12.00;
  • Tuesday pm 12.30 - 3.00;
  • Tuesday pm 6.30 - 9:00;
  • Wednesday am 9.30 - 12.00;
  • Wednesday pm 12.30 - 3.00.

All classes are 2.5 hours duration.

The content and style of learning is the same on each course so all you have to do is choose the time and day that is most suitable. Students attending the above classes have varied experience, some are new to upholstery and some have many years's experience.

The price for each course is £200 for the 10 week block of 10 x 2.5 hour classes.

All fees are payable in advance and for a complete block of 10 weeks.


Learn to make a Roman blind.

5 week course on Thursdays starting on March 1st.

Students choose either the morning, afternoon or evening session. A total of 12.5 hours.

Morning session will be 9.30 - 12.00, afternoon session will be 12.30 - 3.00, and the evening session will be 6.30 - 9.00.

The cost is £125 per person for a 5 week block.

Small group of students - maximum 6 students per course. All equipment will be provided and the course will take place in our purpose built workshop in Huddersfield.

Parking is available on site and is free. Refreshments are included.

Each student will need to bring or buy the materials required to make their blind - advice can be given when the course is booked. Students will need their chosen fabric, plus linings and hanging kits.

Kits and linings can be bought from Manorhouse at below retail price and a large range of fabrics can be bought if ordered in advance.

The outcome of the course will be a finished roman blind.

You will learn how to construct a blind, both with a standard fold, where all of the pleats stack neatly on top of each other and also learn how to set them so that the folds cascade. The rod pockets on the reverse of the blind are contained within the lining fabric and there are no unsightly stitch lines showing on the front of the blind. The techniques covered are essential to make high quality items for your own home or for friends and family.

What will be covered

  • Health and Safety regulations relating to roman blinds
  • The various headrail and fixing options available to hang your blinds, including contact details for suppliers
  • How to measure a window and how to deal with walls that are not aligned
  • Calculating your fabric requirements for your project
  • Your options for linings and interlinings and their suitability for your project
  • Dealing with pattern matching and pattern placement
  • Cutting out your fabric
  • How to calculate the positions of rod pockets
  • Creating rod pockets in the lining
  • Putting the various elements together to form your blind
  • Stringing your blind & attaching it to the headrail system

How to book on any course

If you are unsure and want to discuss suitability of a course contact Jan on 07951 741965 or via email on

If you are ready to book follow this link to our Book a course page and choose the course you want to book. On receipt of your booking we will send payment details. All courses must be paid for in advance.

If the course block has already started it may still be possible to join even though the online booking process will not be available. Contact Jan on the number above to discuss joining part way through a block of courses.

In the event that a cancellation is needed this is our Refund Policy