Our growing list of workshops for those keen to learn how to make their own soft furnishings continues to grow. If you want  to learn the trade secrets behind making a piped cushion that has a professional finish, this three and a half hour workshop is exactly what you are looking for.

This workshop is taught by Anne Sigsworth, owner of Sophies Soft Furnishings, who has over fourteen years experience in making professional soft furnishings. Anne is not only a gifted teacher, she shares her tips and tricks that help sewers achieve the look of a high street store when making their cushion so that you can recreate this same look at home.

 In this workshop:

  • You will work with both a zipper foot and a piping foot in order to make the piping to achieve the final finished cushion.
  • We’ll also discuss how to pick the best fabric to achieve the result you are looking for.
  • You will learn how to make bias binding in order so that your piping is unique your cushion.
  • We also look at ways to embellish your cushions to create a bespoke cushion.
  • At the end of the workshop, you will have completed a fully finished 18 x 18 piped cushion complete with insert, to take home, ready to add to your home decor.
You can bring along 0.5 metres of your chosen fabric if you like, or we can supply the fabric at no extra cost.
Note: This workshop does require basic sewing machine skills. If you would like to freshen up your sewing skills, our All You Need To Know To Sew workshop is a great way to ensure you know exactly what you are doing with your sewing machine. 

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Course Availability: Daytime

EQUIPMENT LIST: All materials are provided for in the workshop – we want you to not have to worry about a thing when you come along. If you would like to see what we use,or bookmark for later if you would like to purchase items for future makes, the link is here.

Fee and what this includes: 48.00, this includes all items needed to make your Piped Cushion Cover (we can even lend you a sewing machine if required), a full set of instructions, coffee/tea & a homemade snack.


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17sep9:30 am- 1:00 pmPiped Cushion Covers9:30 am - 1:00 pm


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