Create gorgeous professional-looking cushion covers yourself. We’ll show how to make a piped cushion with a zip fastening. A lovely addition to your home and also ot give as gifts.
What we will cover in the session
We will cover the following in the session to create your cushion cover
Correct measuring of cushion pad to get a plump finish
Marking fabric and cutting
How to create professional corners
How to insert piping
How to insert a zip
What you need to bring to make your cushions
We aim to make a standard cushion with piping . Please don’t spend a lot of money on fabric, a simple calico will suffice if you want to gain confidence before unleashing yourself on the expensive stuff!
A square or rectangle pillow – any size
Enough fabric (preferably cotton medium weight) to make a front and back with seam allowances
Thread to match your fabric
Piping cord enough to go around the cushion pad
Pre cut bias binding tape 2.5 cm folded (just under 5 cm wide when pressed open) in a contrast colour enough to go around your cushion pad
A zip (concealed/invisible) the width or more of your cushion in the colour of your bias binding
Cushions starter kit
If you don’t have the time to get everything you need for the class, you can buy one of our starter kits for £10 on the day. You’ll have everything you need to make a 16’’ square cushion . The kit includes fabric, piping, zip and a standard cushion pad.