Cushion-making with zips and piping

Thursday 28 February, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: Adults - all levels (but confident sewing machine skills are required)

Price: £60

Would you like to freshen up your home for the Spring? A couple of new cushions can make a big difference and are probably all you need.

Shop-bought cushions can be expensive but why pay out when they are actually quite easy to make. 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.

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.

What will I learn?

-measuring & cutting your fabric including pattern placement
-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


Contact: or  07739 397369


Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House,
Sixth Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road


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