Ministry of Craft Beginner Sewing: Zip & Buttonhole Cushions
Tutor: Alison Leese
Skill level: Beginner
Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines
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If you want to give your sofa a new lease of life learn how to make two simple matching (or contrasting!) cushions to brighten up your home.
Based at Bamber Sewing Machines, you’ll find like-minded classmates; expert tutors and all the fabrics, trims, patterns and sewing tools you could wish for (plus sewing machines and overlockers for those wishing to invest heavier)!
You really don’t need to be an expert to get sewing on this great beginners project. We’ll teach you all the basics of how to use a machine, including how to thread up, fill a bobbin and sew in a straight line.
You’ll then move onto learning how to construct your cushion, sewing a zip in one and buttonholes on the other. We’ll show you how to sew automatic buttonholes and cover buttons giving you lots of great skills you can take away and use for other projects.
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to refresh their skills.
Ministry of Craft customers get 10% discount on the wide range of fabrics, haberdashery and sewing patterns at Bamber Sewing Machines and there are various discounts available on their sewing machines and overlockers. Discount codes and other offers from our other crafty friends will be emailed with your booking confirmation.
If the above date is not suitable or sold out, please have a look at our alternative dates or contact us with the course name and we will get in touch if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale.
What to bring for Beginner Sewing: Zip and Buttonhole Cushions
If you order fabric from our online fabric shop, it will be waiting for you in our classroom on the day of your course or buy from Bamber Sewing Machines and get 10% off.
You need 1 meter of fabric for two identical cushions or 50 cm of two different fabrics for non-identical cushions. Please avoid bulky, stretchy or slippery fabrics; light to medium weight woven cotton is ideal.
Matching sewing thread(s)
2 buttons approximately 25mm (maximum 30mm) in diameter, these can be either covered buttons or regular 2-hole or 4-hole buttons. We stock this 29mm covered button that is ideal.
1 x 36cm (approx.) closed end standard zip (not a concealed/invisible zip).
Cushion inners measuring 40cm x 40cm (these can be bought later). Please bring a bag to take your cushions home in.
Our sponsors, Janome, supply computerised sewing machines (CLX301) and where required overlockers (6234XL). Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring in your own machines.
Tea and coffee will be available at the workshop and there will be a break to eat, so please bring along some lunch or pop out to a local cafe.
Bamber Sewing Machines Venue Information including directions and parking.
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