Cushions masterclass

learn how to sew a cushion in our cushions masterclass

This workshop should only be booked if you have already attended a Get to know your sewing machine workshop or have a similar level of knowledge. It is assumed that you are competent with your machine.

Do you want to know how to sew a cushion? Do you want to know how to sew a piped cushion with a zip? Are you redecorating your home? Or, perhaps considering starting a soft furnishing business? If so then this workshop is for you.

During the course of this sewing workshop you will learn how to sew a selection of 5 sample cushion covers; zipped, piped, oxford flat border, contrast tied and box. These will have uses both inside and outside your home. You will learn how to insert a zip into a cushion and how to remove unsightly dog ears from your cushions too. Topics covered will include;

  • Making simple patterns
  • Understanding fabrics
  • Cutting out
  • Inserting zips
  • Making piping

The finished sample covers will be approx 20cm squares. All materials are supplied including zips, piping, binding etc will also be supplied.

This workshop is also available online.




12 Mar 2021


9:30 am - 2:30 pm

What you will need

All materials are supplied but if you are bringing your own machine please ensure that you have your foot pedal and accessories with you too.

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.


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. 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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