Learn to machine sew piped and zipped scatter cushion – Sat 29th June 2024


Saturday 29th June
9:30am -4pm
Price – £90



Scatter cushions add decorative detail to any room as well as bringing in accent colours to a scheme. They also give us extra comfort and practical support. They come in many different shapes and sizes, with decorative trims, and a choice of fabrics to suit your scheme. They are adaptable and affordable little design statements.

The aim of this class is to show you how to plan, cut, sew and finish a simple piped and zipped scatter cushion.
This class is suitable for anyone with basic sewing machine skills. If you are unsure whether you have these skills, why not sign up to our introductory class “How to get the best from your sewing machine”.

All our classes at Pretty Sitting are designed to give students professional standard teaching in small groups. So, places are always limited, but we run a programme of classes throughout the year and hopefully you can find dates that suit.
Please bring a packed lunch with you. We have a small kitchen/dining facility within the workshop where you can use a fridge, microwave and kettle. Alternatively, there are a number of food shops and eateries locally in the Gorge or in the village centre.

Saturday 29th June
9:30am -4pm
Price – £90

9.30am Arrival and coffee
9.45am Informal introduction and health and safety information.
Students will cut out their fabric to suit the size of pad they are using. Cut bias strips to cover the piping cord.
11am Coffee/tea break
11.30am Demonstration on how to cover the piping cord using the bias strips and apply to the cushion. Attach piping to the cushion.
1pm Lunch
2pm Zip application demonstration. Attaching zips and finish by neatening the cushion seams. Inserting pad into cushion cover.

What to bring
• Sewing machine, foot pedal, spare needles, instruction manual and feet, a zipper foot is essential and piping foot if you have one
• Scissors, thread, tailors chalk
• Fabric scissors
• Enough fabric to cover the pad of your choice plus allow 50-70cms if using same fabric for piping or 70cms if using complimentary fabric
• 1 standard zip (not concealed zip) 10 cms shorter than the longest edge of your pad
• Rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler, if you have them
• Pen and notebook

What we can supply
• Either feather filled or hollowfibre inners in various sizes £6 – £12 each
• Piping cord 30p per metre

Plus, if you need some fabric inspiration please visit our Showroom where you will find lots of fabric sample books to order from or rummage around in our remnant boxes for small pieces.

The classes take place at our commercial workshop at Barrows House, Tweentown, Cheddar BS27 3HU. The workshop entrance is at the side of the building next door to A-M Hairstylist.

To book this course please add to your basket to confirm your order and we will send you an information pack and your invoice. Once payment has been received your place on this course is confirmed.

Training provided by The New Artisan Training Co Ltd

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Pretty Sitting Upholstery & Interiors Ltd
Barrows House
BS27 3HU
01934 752725
Company Number: 11949416