Cushions – Zips & Piping


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Cushions – Zips & Piping

Learn how to make professional looking cushions with zips and piping to match your furnishings. Cushion in those high-end interior shops are so expensive but why pay out when they are actually quite easy to make if you have basic sewing skills. This soft furnishings workshop will teach you how to add zip closures, and a piped edge. You’ll never need to buy a cushion again.

Course description

What’s covered:

  • Design of a cushion:  we’ll look at a variety of decorative details such as piping, frills and flanges.
  • Measuring and cutting fabric, taking pattern placement and matching into account.
  • Piping is covered in bias binding so the workshop will include how to make your own bias-binding too.
  • Sewing in a zip – a foundation sewing skill.
  • Then you’ll complete your cushion cover.

Please check here before booking as once purchased, tickets are non-refundable.

Who is this aimed at?

Level:  Intermediate. You’ll need confident sewing skills.

What will I learn?

This workshop will cover:

  • consideration of the design
  • pattern-placement and matching, if required
  • measuring & cutting fabric
  • making bias binding
  • adding the piping
  • inserting a zip (standard lapped-style zip)
  • completing the cushion

Course arrangements

Fabric will be provided so you have a chance to practice and learn the skills.  Then you’ll have the knowledge and confidence  to make your own cushion at home using whatever fabric you wish.

You can bring your own sewing machine or let me know when you book  if you need me to prepare one for you to use in the studio. If you are bringing your own, then you’ll need the accessories (presser feet), bobbins, instruction manual, and please check that you have your power cable/foot control. You will need a zip foot.  If you have some Singer models or a Janome machine, then due to the design of the zip foot for these models, you’ll also need a separate piping foot. Please ask if you have any questions about this.

Artisan Stitch holds a Certificate of Excellence for Best sewing classes in Edinburgh and is the winner of a UK Enterprise award for Best Sewing Classes.

Useful links:

Why not team this class with my curtain-making workshop one week later, and give your room a facelift for Christmas?

I use Pembertons Sewing Machine Centre for all my supplies. If you need any presser feet, bobbins or other accessories for your machine, they’ll be happy to help.


Friday 01/11/2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Artisan Stitch ( St Margaret's House)
Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
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