Seminole Patchwork live online class

How to make seminole patchwork

During this zoom workshop you will learn how to make your own piece of seminole patchwork. You will then turn it into a fabulous cushion with a professional lapped zip back. Our step by step instructions with all our normal tips and tricks will take you through this project with ease.

This is a charming patchwork technique. It which works well with combined colours but can look equally great with shade variations too. I’ll be showing you how simply you can put together such a sophisticated  piece. Be warned,  you’ll be making more before you know it.

Suitable for beginners upwards.  I’ll also show you how to insert a professionally lapped zip.  Or, you can use your patchwork for a variety of other projects.

Not around or worried you’ll be too slow… don’t worry a full video recording will be available for you to watch at your leisure afterwards.




22 Apr 2021


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

What will we cover?

Seminole patchwork is a really fun technique to learn. Developed by the Native Americans of southern Florida, this clever strip-piecing approach allows you to create intricate-looking designs with ease. 


We’ll begin by considering how to organise your strips to create the best effect.


You’ll then have fun creating your Seminole patchwork – stitching, cutting and re-stitching your fabrics together to create your design. 


We’ll then quilt the patchwork to your wadding, considering the different design options.


From here your patchwork can be turned into a cushion, or into another project of your choosing.


How will I be taught?

Don’t worry if you’ve never done an online class before – we have. The online sewing class will be hosted on Zoom to allow us chance to show you clearly all the steps you need and have multiple cameras working.


Hosted from a well lit space with good cameras you will see all the detail you need, and of course get chance to ask all the questions you can think of.


Do I need any previous experience or skills?

Because of its simple tricks, this patchwork workshop is suited to beginners and beyond, but you do need to be able to use a sewing machine.



Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?

  • 11 different strips (2.5″ x  at least 20-25″ long) either cut yourself or from a jelly roll
  • Wadding at least 17″ square but it can be wider if your strips are longer.
  • Zip for the cushion min 18″
  • 17” x 20” of backing fabric with the nap going down the 20” length

What will I take home with me?

You’ll leave with your lovely completed cushion cover. 


You’ll also have some patchwork left over that you can use for other projects. If you’re interested in our ‘Patchwork block keeper’ course, this would be perfect for the front cover. 



Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.



Sarah Brangwyn
Sarah Brangwyn

Owner of Made and Making, Sarah has been sewing all her life. Her passion is helping others to gain the same level of enjoyment from mastering these creative skills. She's known for her infectious enthusiasm, her endless knowledge and for her knack for explaining things clearly, leading to lots of 'aha!' moments. You may have seen her share some of those on the TV channel Sewing Street. In a previous life, Sarah was a branch manager in an insurance firm. Taking redundancy in 2012 allowed her to follow her dream of creating a hub for sewing and craft. At Made and Making Sarah teaches sewing, crochet, needle felting and other craft courses. She's also one of the tutors for the children's workshops. When family life allows, Sarah loves nothing more than immersing herself in her own projects.

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