Cushions: Overlap back, zip & piped

Overlap back, back zip and side zip designs - perfect first project for a beginner.

Level: Absolute Beginner

Classes needed: 1 - 2 Stitch! Classes including

Which Classes to attend: This project can be completed in our weekly Sewing and Dressmaking classes, our One-to-One lessons at a time that suits you, or make this as part of our Learn To Use a Sewing Machine course!

What to Bring:

  • A cushion pad/inner (up to 20" square in size). We sell 16" sq pads (high quality microfibre filled) for £4 - bring cash to class if you would like to buy one.
  • a length of non-stretch medium weight fabric for cushion and purse (e.g. printed cotton) any width from 44" upwards: 
- a 16" cushion needs 50cm fabric if fabric width is 44"/112cm or wider (optional: bring an extra 25cm to make purse too)

- an 18" cushion needs
--1m fabric if width is narrower than 48"/120cm (is also enough for a purse)
--60cm fabric if width is 48"/120cm or wider 
(optional: bring an extra 25cm to make purse too)
- a 20" cushion needs
--1.6m fabric if width is narrower than 54"/137cm (is also enough for a purse)
--70cm fabric if width is 54"/137cm or wider (optional: bring an extra 25cm to make purse too)

Note: All fabric needs washing and ironing before class, unless it is 100% polyester or PU/PVC/Olicloth - or the finished item will never be washed. Check fabric content and any washing/ironing instructions when purchasing fabric 

(You can buy fabric from us on the day - we sell a range of new, reclaimed and vintage fabrics for £5 a metre - just bring cash to class)

  • a 100m or larger reel of thread matching the main fabric (or use our thread for a 50p donation)
  • Optional zip for those who have sewn a little before - should be 2 inches shorter than the size of cushion. i.e. a 16" cushion needs a 14" zip

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A next level cushion - more difficult than a plain zip or overlap but a great result!

Create this project in our weekly Sewing and Dressmaking classes, or in our One-to-One lessons at a time that suits you

Level: Improver 

Classes needed: 1-2

Which Stitch Classes: Any 

Bring: 

Note: All fabric needs washing and ironing before class, unless it is 100% polyester or PU/PVC/Olicloth - or the finished item will never be washed. Check fabric content and any washing/ironing instructions when purchasing fabric 

  • a cushion pad/inner (up to 20" square in size). We sell 16" sq pads (high quality microfibre filled) for £4 - bring cash to class if you would like to buy one 
  • a length of non-stretch medium weight fabric for cushion and purse (e.g. printed cotton) any width from 44" upwards:
- a 16" cushion needs 50cm fabric if fabric width is 44"/112cm or wider (optional: bring an extra 25cm to make purse too)

- an 18" cushion needs 

--1m fabric if width is narrower than 48"/120cm (is also enough for a purse)

--60cm fabric if width is 48"/120cm or wider (optional: bring an extra 25cm to make purse too)

- a 20" cushion needs

--1.6m fabric if width is narrower than 54"/137cm (is also enough for a purse)

--70cm fabric if width is 54"/137cm or wider (optional: bring an extra 25cm to make purse too)

(You can buy fabric from us on the day - we sell a range of new, reclaimed and vintage fabrics for £5 a metre - just bring cash to class)

  • 5mm diameter piping cord: 1.75m for 16" cushion -- 2m for 18" cushion -- 2.25m for 20" cushion. Available in most fabric shops or haberdasheries 
  • for piping cover fabric: half a metre of medium weight non stretch fabric - use a contrast or more of the same cushion fabric
  • a 100m or larger reel of thread matching the main fabric (or use our thread for a 50p)