Tues 16th Nov: Cushion Covers with Claire Salmon. Book 2 Workshops & Save!

Tuesday 16th November: 1pm to 3.30pm at Lechlade Memorial Hall Pavilion

In this session Claire will show you how to make a cushion cover, applying the skills and techniques learned in the Ready, Steady, Sew! Part 2 workshop, such as zig-zag and overcasting stitch, using bias binding, inserting a zip or making buttonholes. There will be different versions of the cover, from a basic envelope back to more advanced options, so that you can incorporate your preferred techniques. There is also the option to add a piped trim to your cover, for more practise in using the zip foot.

What Do I Need to Bring?

Please bring your sewing machine and thread, and basic sewing kit.You will need the zip foot or button holing foot on your machine if you would like to add a zip or buttonholes, or add piping. There will be some attachments available to borrow, but it’s generally best to use the ones that are specific to your own machine.

You will also need a cushion pad (a standard pad, not a ‘boxed’ seat pad), and a piece of your chosen fabric large enough to cover it. If your fabric has a distinct pattern which needs to be placed centrally, for example, you may need to allow extra fabric. The fabric should be a medium weight cotton furnishing fabric, without embellishments such as beading or embroidery, and without a nap (e.g. not velvet or corduroy). Please contact us in advance if you are not sure about measurements or fabric choice.

If you would like to add a zip, piping or buttons to your cover, please bring these along too. The session will include a demonstration of how to make your own piping for future projects, but you will not have time to do this during the workshop, so ready-made piping is needed on this occasion. Allow enough piping to go around the perimeter of your cushion, plus around 10cm extra for overlapping and joining (so for a 45cm cushion pad, 190cm of piping is needed).

Please note: Attendees are responsible for their own sewing machines and any mechanical issues are not the responsibility of the tutor.

£30 per person, including tea & coffee.  Please bring personal hand sanitiser and a face covering.

* Book both of Claire’s Workshops on 16th Nov and Save £5!* 

(Offer applies to one person booking both workshops).

Booking & Cancellation deadline: 1st November 2021

To Book email us:
info@lechladecraftbarn.com or call

Karen on 07974 081526 / 01367 253586 or
Jennie on 077404 16783/ 01367 700350

** For UPDATED terms and conditions of booking please refer to our website https://lechladecraftbarn.com/the-small-print/