Courses

Set up to revive interest in traditional handicrafts, Roxanne holds a variety of sewing courses at her Cheam-based headquarters.

From basic hand sewing skills, to advanced curtain making, you can apply for a course by contacting Osmani Interiors. The tailor-made courses will help keep alive techniques that used to be handed down from generation to generation.

Our courses are open to anyone with an interest in sewing crafts and we usually attract students from a wide range of age groups.

Students will be taught by either Roxanne or a specialist teacher in our studio at Osmani Interiors. There is a wide variety of half and full day courses. The full day courses run from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Curtain Making – learn how to make pencil pleat curtains, how to measure windows, techniques to do mitre corners, attaching lining and pattern matching. Plus “Roman Blinds” – an opportunity to learn how to make hand and machine roman blinds. A “Tiebacks’”course provides students with the opportunity to make a variety of machined and hand-made tiebacks for curtains.

Basic Quilting – a quilting course for beginners

Quilting Techniques – learn to mark the fabric and create exquisite hand-quilted designs, special effects such as trapunto, corded or stippled work, plus “Scrap Quilt’”- a great opportunity to use up fabric pieces and gain confidence with colour and tone, plus “Log Cabin’”- learn traditional log cabin patchwork and many variations, or “Rotary Short Cuts” – quick-pieced triangles, half-square triangles, quarter square triangles and bias strip piecing – fast ways to achieve the squares and triangles that make up the blocks.

Some of the other courses on offer include “Cross Stitch’” for beginners, “Cushion Making”, “Know Your Sewing Machine”, plus a Handbag course which will show students how to make a trendy, bright handbag made from small pieces of fabric, trims, ribbon and lace.