Cushions can be a great simple sew and a great way to better your skills in different areas. We have aimed this workshop at a variety of people. Those who are new to sewing and can jump in a make an envelope cushion, learn the skills of inserting a zip with the zipped cushion and then for the more advanced the piped cushion gives that really professional look.
Choose from three different cushions to suit your skill level.
The envelope cushion is a great basic cushion to give the newbie sewer confidence sewing in straight lines, introduces you to buttonholes and gives you a finished item to take home with you.
The Zipped cushion gives you a professional looking finished cushion learning the art of inserting a zip along the way.
The Piped cushion is the ultimate professional finished cushion. This is designed for the more advanced home sewer, someone who can sew, do the basics and would like to learn the art of piping.
When deciding on your cushion please discuss with us your sewing level and we can guide you to the best one.
Your sewing will generally follow this plan; to start with you will discuss your cushions and what each one involves, then drafting a pattern for your cushion.
You will then get to the sewing part, you will be shown short demonstrations of skills, receive supportive handouts and be given independent guidance and support.
What you will learn includes: (depending on which cushion you make)
Simple sewing machine knowledge and techniques
Sewing a basic seam
Seam allowance using a seam guide on your machine
Buttonholes using your machine
Making a basic square pattern from paper
Inserting a zip opening
Neatening seam stitches
What you will need:
Sewing machine threaded and working (if you require to use one of our machines please advise us during booking as we have a limited number of machines available)
Fabric and notions for your chosen cushion – a detailed tick list will be sent to you once you have booked on the course with full details
Next Stage Beginner, intermediate and advanced
You must have used a sewing machine before or been on one of our beginners sewing classes
Duration: 4 hours
Please note we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each garment in the allocated time but this isn’t always possible. If you are unable to finish in the workshop time we will make sure you are confident to finish your garment at home.
We need a minimum of 5 people for this workshop to go ahead. If this number isn’t reached by one week before the class, we will be contacting you with an alternative date. If you are unable to re-schedule we offer a full refund.
Why not see if a friend wants to join you and get 10% off both your workshops when booked together? Enter TwoTogether during checkout