Date - 30/04/2021
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
**This workshop will be delivered virtually via the online video conferencing platform, Zoom. If you don’t already have a Zoom account, it is easy to set one up for free (basic package) via their website. Prior to the workshop I would email you the workshop joining instructions. Zoom allows 2 way communication between all participants and myself, allowing questions, feedback, demonstrations and conversation! It’s good fun and a great way to socialise with other people whilst sewing, during the pandemic restrictions.**
Duration – 3 hours
This class is suitable for those who are comfortable with the basics of a sewing machine i.e. winding bobbin, threading the machine, basic stitches.
Learn to sew a piped cushion cover with zip
Take your sewing and cushion making skills to the next level and learn how to make a gorgeous, professionally finished 40cm x 40cm piped cushion cover. This really is a beautiful project – you will amaze people that you made it!
You will learn:
- How to make piping using ready made bias binding and cord
- An awareness of the technique to make your own bias binding
- How to neatly insert piping into your cushion cover
- How to neatly insert a concealed zip into the seam of the cushion cover
- Tips for a professional finish
Equipment and Materials included:
The following kit will be sent to you prior to the workshop:
- Piping cord
- Bias binding – white
- White zip
A handout will be provided in order to repeat the project at home.
What you will need:
- Fabric – you will need 2 squares of fabric – each 40cm x 40cm. A medium weight cotton fabric or upholstery weight fabric would be suitable.
- Coordinating thread. If using the cream bias binding included in the kit, it would be good to have a cream thread.
- An adjustable zipper foot/ piping foot for your sewing machine. **You need to make sure you get one that is compatible with your machine** Please get in touch if you would like help with this. It is possible to sew your own piping with a regular zipper foot but it is ALOT easier doing it with a piping foot/adjustable zipper foot.
Example of a piping foot/adjustable zipper foot.
“Piping on a cushion cover really adds that extra touch and gives a really professional finish. Inserting a zip alongside the piping can be a bit tricky – let me guide you through the process. The finished cushions really do look fantastic – wow your family and friends with your new skills!!”
This workshop is fully booked.
To add your name to the waiting list or be contacted about future classes get in touch today.