Community Events Cushion-making with Zips and Piping

Cushion-making with Zips and Piping
Friday 21 February 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm
St Margaret's House
Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: Confident sewing machine users
Price: £70
Location: Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House, 151 London Road

Cushion-making with Zips and Piping

Shop-bought furnishing can be expensive but why pay out when cushion-making is actually quite easy. Learn how to make professional looking cushions with zips and piping to match your furnishings and you’ll never need to buy a cushion again.

Course Description

I’ll show you how to sew in a zip – a foundation sewing skill.

Then we’ll look at a variety of decorative details such as piping, frills and flanges.

Piping is covered in bias binding so the workshop will include how to make your own bias-binding too. That way it’ll coordinate with your other fabrics. Or you can use shop-bought. Then you’ll design and make your own cushion cover.

Artisan Stitch has won a Certificate of Excellence for Best Sewing Classes in Edinburgh. Jen has over 40 years of sewing experience and more than 20 years in a teaching role.

Who is this aimed at?

Intermediate sewists. You need to have confident sewing machine skills.

What will I learn?

  • planning your design
  • matching patterns
  • measuring & cutting your fabric
  • inserting a zip (standard lapped-style zip or a concealed zip)
  • making your own bias binding to coordinate with your cushion fabric
  • adding the piping
  • completing the cushion
  • finishing touches to give a professional look to your unique cushion

Course arrangements

Fabric is provided so you can practice before making your own cushion at home. Sewing machines are also available in the studio but you can bring your own if you prefer.  Please also remember your power cable/foot control, accessories, bobbins, spare needles, and instruction manual. You’ll also need a zip foot, plus possible a piping foot, depending on the make of your machine.

Duration: 10am – 4pm.  There will be a break for lunch.

Places are limited so you must book your place in advance. To book, go to:  Cushion – making.  Enquiries to or 0773 939 7369

Location details

St. Margaret’s House – Sixth Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road
Edinburgh EH7 6AE

How to find St Margaret’s House