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Enhance your home with soft furnishing skills

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A NEW course from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Learning and Skills service could leave your home refreshed and resplendent for 2016.

The soft furnishings course includes training on how to measure accurately and cut precisely to create items such as curtains and cushions.

Running for seven weeks from Wednesday 3 February, places on the course are available for £38.

Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, said: “Buying soft furnishings from retailers can often be expensive. This is a great way to get the skills required to create your own and update your home according to personal taste.

“Beyond this, the satisfaction of gaining a new skill in the company of like-minded people and with the help of experienced tutors is always a positive experience.”

While no previous knowledge is necessary, learners will need to bring their own basic sewing kit, scissors, pins, a tape measure, threads, needles and fabric.

To enrol and find out about other courses available including dates, times and prices - visit or call 01642 527904.