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Introducing Louise from The Cotswold Sewing School | The JF Academy

Introducing our first industry professional, Louise Packwood from the Cotswold Sewing School. Louise is a professional soft furnishing maker who will be sharing her expertise with the JF Academy.

Meet Louise, our first industry professional. Louise is a bespoke soft furnishing maker who holds classes in her Cotswold workroom.

''There is nothing that brings me greater pleasure than seeing total beginners perhaps with a little anticipation and leaving with confidence and a newly acquired skill''

The Cotswold Sewing School

The Cotswold Sewing School

Before qualifying professionally as a soft furnishing maker, Louise had no background in sewing and quickly realised that anybody can make quality soft furnishings for their own homes.

For many years, Louise has been using a wide range of fabrics from Just Fabrics and we have come together to show how our quality fabrics can be brought to life by creating bespoke soft furnishings to create your dream interior.

Learn to Make Single Pleated Curtain Headings with Louise

Learn to Make Single Pleated Curtain Headings with Louise

Follow Louise's 4 step guide on how to make single pleated curtain headings. Pleated headings are a versatile and timeless style which will suit both traditional and contemporary interior styles and many fabric types.

Learn to Make a Double Pinch Pleat Curtain Heading with Louise

Learn to Make a Double Pinch Pleat Curtain Heading with Louise

If you would like to add a little more detail in your curtain headings, Louise takes us through the steps on how to make a double pinch pleat curtain heading. This tutorial shares similar steps of the single pleat guide but just adds that extra touch of detail for your curtains.

Learn to Make a Triple Pinch Pleat Curtain Heading with Louise

Learn to Make a Triple Pinch Pleat Curtain Heading with Louise

Louise takes us through a 7 step guide on how to make triple pinch pleat curtain headings for your home. This technique begins as a single pleat which acts as the base for the triple pinch pleat style and craetes a beautiful heading with a lovely intricate finish. 

Professional Piping Tips with Louise

Professional Piping Tips with Louise

Looking to add that finishing touch onto your footstool upholstery project? Louise takes us through the expert tips on making and then adding piping to a footstool. Piping will instantly give footstools a professional look and add that lovely finishing detail to complete your upholstery projects.

How To Make a Cushion Cover With a Pom Pom Trim & Invisible Zip with Louise

How To Make a Cushion Cover With a Pom Pom Trim & Invisible Zip with Louise

Make a beautiful, eye-catching cushions with Louise's 8 step guide on how to make a cushion cover with a pom pom trim and a concealed zip. This simple to follow guide will take you through all the techniques necessary for this make and is a great sewing project to let your creativity run wild with pattern, texture and colour!

How To Make A Christmas Stocking with Louise

How To Make A Christmas Stocking with Louise

Follow Louise's 9 step guide which shows you how to make your very own Christmas stocking with a lovely pom pom trim. This is a great make which you can personalise for family and friends and is a great way pf adding that extra special handmade touch into the festive period.

How to Mitre Corners with Louise

How to Mitre Corners with Louise

Louise takes us through the steps on how to sew perfect mitre corners, a skill which can be used on a wide range of sewing projects. This simple 8-step guide shows just how easy it can be to use this technique on your next home sewing projects for a professional finish.

How to Make a Pelmet with Louise

How to Make a Pelmet with Louise

Louise takes us through a step by step guide on how to make a pelmet. DIY pelmets are an excellent way to shape your windows, discreetly hide your curtain pole or track, and can also act as an extra layer of insulation, reducing heat loss in your home.

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