This is a day course from 10am til 5pm held on Saturdays. Please email me if you are interested in doing this and there isn’t a date scheduled. Please try to enrol at least 7-10 days in advance so that materials can be ordered. This is an opportunity to have hands-on sewing practice of the various elements of a box cushion and to make a small sample cushion (included in the course) to take home.
It’s a busy day as we work at a bit of a pace but as there is a maximum of 4 to a class, it’s also enjoyable and an opportunity to ask lots of questions. Working through the process beginning to end, with a tutor guiding you and giving you all the tips, the course is designed to give you confidence to practise and make covers at home.
All materials are included. You should have some sewing experience as this is not a ‘learn to sew’ class. If you are not sure, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe you just need to practice a bit before you come!
Everyone works on a similar sized sample (included) and by the end of the course you will have completed a box cover – zipped and piped – to take home, along with a full handout and some practice pieces you’ll have completed.
Course includes: foam measuring 35cm x 25cm x 8cm approx, zippers, piping cords and sewing threads as well as a handout outlining the order of work, plus helpful online resources to refer to in the future. If time allows the tutor also shows other box cushion styles that can be quick to achieve.
If you wish, you can bring to the class 1m of a plain weave fabric of your choice, and half a metre of a cotton to make piping. Otherwise, I provide these.
The are 4 places, 4 sewing machines. If you wish to bring your own machine, you can do so, but you’ll need a single/double piping foot for your machine.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided and there is one 30-40 minute break for lunch.