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Piped Cushion with a Zip

2016-03-12 13.27.07At Livingstone Textiles we run a range of evening sewing classes, where on booking you can learn a range of different skills. Our sewing classes range from dressmaking techniques and making garments to soft furnishings including curtains and cushions.

The last sewing class we ran was “how to make a piped cushion”. This is a really nice beginner class where you learn lots of basic skills that you can take away and use in lots of other project.

The two main skills that are taught in this class is piping and inserting a zip. This are skills that even a confidant sewer can struggle with, but Lynn the tutor teaches it in a way that makes it understandable, and one 2016-03-12 13.29.17conquered this skill can be used in soft furnishings and dressmaking.

The second really good skill that is learnt on this sewing class is piping ad how to make it. Lynn teaches not only how to insert the piping into the cushion but she also teaches how to make it. Available on the market now is pre piped cord, and is something that we sell on our webshop and in our shop in Bridport Dorset, but being able to make it yourself is a skill that is really important to learn at this basic level.

We now do “how to make a boxed cushion” which is a really good follow on sewing class from “how to make a piped cushion” as it is putting theses skills of inserting a zip and piping to the test. We are really excited to be running the next class.

If you are interested in this or any other sewing classes we run please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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