Make A Piped Cushion (zip or overlap back)

Piped cushion. Sew in Stitch sewing classes, Brighton

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: 1-3

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)

Make your own piping:

  • 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

or buy ready made piping:  1.75m for 16" cushion -- 2m for 18" cushion -- 2.25m for 20" cushion. Available in most fabric shops or haberdasheries

  • a 100m or larger reel of thread matching the main fabric (or use our thread for a 50p)