Hand stitched mattress cushions - a two-day workshop
Hand stitched mattress cushions are enjoying a wonderful revival. They are instantly recognisable by their sculpted edges and decorative tufting. This workshop will teach you how to make your own mattress cushions (whether dog bed or day bed) from scratch - any shape or fabric.
You will start by learning how to make your own machine-stitched box cushion filled with foam or hollow fibre to create your chosen shape. You will go on to learn French mattress stitch and how to make your own tufts. The workshop is designed to teach the core sewing skills and techniques involved to a professional standard. Your expert tutor is upholsterer and maker Eloise Scotland. Whatever your experience - creativity and experimentation will be actively encouraged. Be warned... you won't want to stop at one.
Who's it for? This class is designed for students who are able to use a sewing machine and have some some basic sewing experience.
What to bring? We will provide various suitable stuffings for you to choose from, for stuffing your mattress cushion. These will include natural wool stuffings, recycled wool stuffings, polyfibre and foam. We also have a range of threads suitable for mattress stitch and tufting in natural and cream shades. If you'd like to work in a bright colour, please bring thread in the shade of your choice. Students should bring their own fabric with which to make their cushion.
Ideally students should bring their own sewing machine, in good working order. Students who may need to borrow a sewing machine must let us know when you book. Thank you.
We will keep your creativity fuelled with plenty of tea and coffee (and cake).
Class duration: Two days, 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Forthcoming date: Fri 11th & Sat 12th September 2020 BOOKING NOW
Suitability: Some basic sewing skills required, and proficiency with a
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will reply with our banking details and will be able to answer any questions about the course. We'll need to know size of cushion you wish to make. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of the deposit of £80.
Please note that as minimum numbers are required, we reserve the right to cancel the course if we get insufficient bookings. We will aim to give you 10 days notice and will fully refund your fee if we have to cancel.