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

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.




15 Mar 2021


9:30 am - 2:30 pm

What you will need

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

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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