Looking to decorate your room with a splash of colour? Making new cushion covers is a really great and easy way to change up the look of your entire room. In addition, you can give new life to an old cushion or pillow, instead of having to buy a new cover. While it may seem like a difficult and time taking project, the biggest requirements of making a new cushion cover are a bit of your time, required tools and materials and some basic sewing skills.

Making your own cushions and cushion covers is a great way to personalize your home and save a lot of money. Although you can buy cushions from the store, they may not always fit your desired place or personal style. If you make your own cushions and covers, however, you will get complete control over the size, colours, and patterns. The process of cushion making is easy, whether you are making a box cushion for a bench or throw cushions to toss onto a couch or you want to decorate them.

What will you learn in this course?

In Cushion Craft course in Patrachar Group of Institutions, there are various ideas to make cushions, pillows, and their covers. You can decorate them with different fabric, felt, burlap, and stencil or even paint them in your favourite style. The advantages of our one-to-one workshops are that they can be tailor to your exact level and needs. In this course, you will get the opportunity to learn a new craft at ease and at your own pace.

  • At the beginning you will learn how to use a sewing machine – wind on a bobbin, thread the machine. You will learn to start sewing forward in straight lines, wavy lines and turn corners.
  • On this course, you will learn how to make a beautiful simple and piped cushion with zipping.
  • You will be able to choose your fabric and piping from our selection at the workshop.
  • You will be supplied with a feather pad, pattern and full instructions so you can make endless cushions on your own at home.
  • In this course, you will also learn how to join your piping professionally and a simple way to insert a zip.
  • At the end of the class, you take away not only your finished cushions and covers including the cushion pad but a pattern so you can make again at home.

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What material you need

  • Fabric
  • Cushion Pad
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Pen and paper
  • Iron
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Zipper

Tips for Cushion Sewing

  • Wash the fabric before constructing your cushion, so it’s pre-shrunk. You can also dry-clean fabrics that are not washable.
  • Serge the edges of the fabric before sewing together to prevent fraying.
  • Buy long lengths of the zipper on a roll or bulk so you can cut it to the size you need. It is also cheaper this way.
  • Use a thread and zipper that are similar to the colour of your cushion fabric if you had liked it to be unnoticeable.
  • Sew pompoms or tassels to the corners of zippered or envelope pillows and cushions for a fancier touch.
  • If your seams are not sewing super tight, sew around the cording one last time to tighten up loose sections.