Piped scatter cushions - a one day workshop
Our very first soft furnishings workshop simply had to be piped scatter cushions. This little beauties are the first step into the joys of making your own soft furnishings. They are an excellent way to add personality to a room... and they make fabulous handmade presents too.
In one busy day you will learn all the skills involved in making zipped, piped cushions to a professional standard, including: correct measuring of the cushion pad; marking and cutting out fabric; cutting and joining fabric to make piping; inserting and joining piping for a professional finish; inserting a zip; and achieving perfect corners. There will be plenty of inspiring discussion on choice of fabrics and trimmings to enable you to create beautiful bespoke cushions at home. You will have a beautiful zipped piped scatter cushion in your own choice of fabric to take home.
What to bring? We will provide you with a quality feather-filled 20in (50cm) square cushion pad, piping cord and zip. We have a few sewing machines, scissors and threads, but we believe you'll enjoy the day much more if you bring along your sewing kit (sharp fabric scissors, matching thread and a few pins) plus your own sewing machine if you have one. You will need half a metre of soft furnishings fabric for making your cushion cover plus a further quarter of a metre for the piping. Your finished cushion will be 18 inches (46cm) square.
We will keep your creativity fuelled plenty of tea, coffee and home made cake. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or may prefer to make the most of the Field Kitchen, which is just next door.
About your tutor: Avril Hadfield (pictured above) is highly qualified with a degree in Fashion and Textiles and many years experience in teaching and examining. Her passion for textiles has led her to train and work professionally in interior design, working in retail and on private commissions. We'd also like to let you know that her grandma was a court dressmaker.
Class duration: One day, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Forthcoming date: Thursday 10th November 2016
Suitability: Some basic sewing skills required
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be able to answer all your questions and will give you payment details, either via bank transfer or cheque. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of the full fee. We reserve the right to cancel this course should we have insufficient bookings. Should we have to cancel, we will aim to give you 10 days notice and will fully reimburse you.