Seminole patchwork

How to make seminole patchwork

Seminole patchwork is a clever and fun technique based on piecing strips which allows you to create intricate looking designs with ease. Originally created by the Native Americans of Southern Florida it is a technique that can be used to create numerous designs.




11 Jul 2023


9:30 am - 2:30 pm

What will we cover?

Because of it’s simple tricks this patchwork workshop is suited to beginners and beyond. You’ll consider how to organise your strips to create the best effect and then start work on your seminole patchwork. Have fun creating your patchwork and work towards turning it into a cushion cover and you’ll still have some left over for other projects too. Why not use it to make our block keeper.

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.


You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.

Do I need any previous experience or skills?

This is suitable for a patchwork beginner and beyond.

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

You will need to bring:

  • 13 different strips (2.5″ x width of fabric) either cut yourself or from a jelly roll
  • For the back fo your cushion you will need; Top back piece – Width of cushion (say 16″) x 1/2 height of your cushion (say 8″)Back bottom piece – Width of cushion (say 16″) x 2/3 height of your cushion (say 11″)
  • 18″ zip

What will I take home with me?


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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