CUSHIONS 1 : Envelope, Zip and Button

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CUSHIONS 1 : Envelope, Zip and Button

50.00
  • Saturday 27th April

  • 4 1/2 hour workshop

  • 10am - 2.30 pm. This includes a 15 minute break. Tea and coffee provided.

  • Colour and Cloth (map)

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Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention.  This provides a great learning environment in a welcoming sewing studio space.

About this class ... A home is all about putting your personal stamp on your surroundings and decor. Cushions are the quickest and most versatile way of updating a room and they are easy to make! Why have a home straight out of a catalogue when you can have a unique home furnished and sewn with love. This class will show you everything you need to know to make your very first cushion. And its much quicker than a drive to the local interior store! 

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  • Saturday 27th April

  • 4 1/2 hour workshop

  • 10am - 2.30 pm. This includes a 15 minute break. Tea and coffee provided. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or snack.

  • Colour and Cloth (map)

Class size: Max 5 students so you reap the benefits of lots of tutor attention.  This provides a great learning environment in a welcoming sewing studio space.  There must be a minimum of 3 bookings for the class to run.

ABOUT YOUR CLASS ... A home is all about putting your personal stamp on your surroundings and decor. Cushions are the quickest and most versatile way of updating a room and they are easy to make! Why have a home straight out of a catalogue when you can have a unique home furnished and sewn with love. This class will show you everything you need to know to make your very first cushion. And its much quicker than a drive to the local interior store! 

What you need to bring to class:

  • Cotton fabric in a cushion (interior weight) You can choose a different colour for the front and back of the cushion if you prefer. 1/2 metre of each colour is plenty.

  • 1 x 16 inch dress zip. You can also choose an invisible zip if you prefer.

  • 1 x 16 inch cushion pad. Larger size if you wish to make a larger cushion.

  • 3 buttons of your choice to work with your fabric - about the size of a 2 pence piece

  • Recommended stores: Dunelm Mill, The Cotton Print Factory Shop (upstairs for sale department). Click on The Essential Sewing Kit for more fabric stockists.

We will cover the following:

  • How to cut your fabric for a plump fitting cushion

  • How to cut and make an envelope backing

  • Tips creating the perfect cushion corner

  • How to put a zip into a cushion

  • How to make buttonholes and cover buttons

  • We will also show and inspire you with lots of cushion ideas and other closure options.

By the end of the session each student will go home with their own completed cushion closed in a method of their choice, and samples of the other 2 methods of closing.

ABOUT YOUR TUTOR  Christine's mum taught her to sew when she was six, which means she has been sewing for over 39 years! She has over 25 years experience in fashion and textiles. With a career spanning 8 years employment in the Fashion and Textiles Industry she now celebrates 10 years of self employment working in costume for film, theatre, television (Game of Thrones) and large scale productions. Christine tutored at Belfast Metropolitan College for 6 years before deciding to run her own brand of classes from home.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. Since 2008 she has taught more than 2000 students. She has taught from age 5 to 95 years young!  She teaches with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step. Click here to read testimonials from her past students.

Equipment: All sewing machines and sewing equipment will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own machine if you wish.  We have a mixture of modern and vintage sewing machines. Also an overlocker and a coverstitch machine, perfect for stitching jersey knits.

The Venue: Classes are held in Christine's quirky up-cycled home studio which has been featured both on television (The Great Interior Design Challenge Series 2) and in magazines: House Beautiful, Ideal Home and Northern Woman.  She has 24 cushions in her living room alone, all of which she has made.  She loves cushions! She bought her 1st home in 2006 and has created a 'living breathing space with an emphasis on comfort'. She has just completed her first paid Interior Design job, re-designing the interior for Maitri Yoga Studio, Belfast.

 FREE on street parking. Please be respectful to the neighbours parking spaces.

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