Scrappy Patchwork Cushion


Friday 07/06/2024, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£56.00 - £70.00

Book Now

Scrappy Patchwork Cushion

A scrappy patchwork cushion is a fun way to use up those small fabric scraps.  Patchwork is back in trend in a huge way.  It’s all over the cat walks for clothing and accessories.  Learn how to create a new fabric from old using those traditional skills of re-use, re-make, recycle. This workshop is a great introduction to the popular craft of Quilting too.

Each scrappy patchwork cushion is unique so they make lovely gifts, especially when embellished with some vintage lace or a motif from another piece of fabric.

Course description

What’s covered:

  • choice of colour palette:  we’ll look at a variety of colour combinations and how to choose a striking palette.
  • making patchworks panels (what is ‘crumb quilting’?)
  • quilting your panels
  • making up your cushion* (A video tutorial will be provided if you don’t complete this in class.)

Who is Scrappy Patchwork Cushion aimed at?

  • Novice sewists who’ve recently learned.
  • Beginner quilters – an easy project to learn the ropes
  • Craft enthusiasts who just love to make stuff
  • fabric-a-holics – reduce your stash of scraps
  • Upcycling fans

Level:  Intermediate. You’ll need confident sewing skills gained in a Beginners Course.

Course arrangements

You will need a selection of fabric scraps in the colours you’d like to work in, a zip, fabric (approx 18″ or 50cm square) for the back of your cushion,  and some cotton low-loft wadding.  You’re welcome to raid my scrap box but I don’t guarantee that I’ll have specific colours. The emphasis of this project is on recycling so please try to re-use scraps, home textiles (bedding or clothing), charity shop finds and not to buy new fabric.

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 your basic sewing kit (Fabric shears, pins, ruler, fabric marking pencils/pens and a zip foot. A rotary cutter and cutting mat are useful if you have them.

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 2020, Best private sewing tuition and education provider 2021, and best creative textile workshops 2022. Scotland Prestige awards followed in 2022/23 and 2023/24.

Useful links:

If you need to buy any accessories for your machine, then Pembertons Sewing Machine Centre will be delighted to help you.


Friday 07/06/2024    
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
Loading Map....



Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket £70.00
Early Bird
30% off until 30 April 2024

Registration Information

Please provide a machine for my use
I will bring a sewing machine

Booking Summary

Please select at least one space to proceed with your booking.