Create a Cushion Cover

Hosted by Alton Library, Alton


Friday 10 February 2023


From 9:30am until 12:30pm




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Event details may be subject to change without notice.

To introduce setting up your own sewing machine, sewing basic seams, zip insertion and possibly a motif

Learning Goals:

  • To be able to sew a 1.5cm seam.
  • To be able to insert a zip.
  • To be able to add a motif if required.

About the course:

Who is this course for: Beginners, but also those with some sewing experience.

Previous knowledge or experience: None needed.

How will I learn: By demonstration.

How will I be assessed: Self-assessment on completion of sewing techniques.

What shall I bring: For this session you will need to buy/bring:

  • Sewing machine in working order, with foot controller, presser feet and a small screwdriver.
  • Bobbins and thread (matching colour).
  • Spare machine needles.
  • Pins.
  • Small fabric scissors.
  • Tape measure.
  • Tailor’s chalk.
  • Notebook.
  • Pens/ pencils.
  • Cushion pad, square, either 35cm or 40cm square.
  • Material of your choice, sufficient to cover your chosen cushion pad.
  • Any colour of the following: a normal 12” plastic tooth zip, 40cm of fabric for the zip.
  • It would you like to add piping you will also need 180cm of 0.4cm or 0.5cm cord and also the same amount of bias binding to coordinate.

Covid-19 Information and Guidance

Face Coverings Optional.
Hand Sanitiser available