Grab your sewing machine and join Claire Humphries for a great day learning how to make cushion covers with a professional looking finish. Using a range of fabrics and trims, you will be guided through the process of making and professionally finishing cushions that really stand out on the sofa.
– Learn about different cushion designs and openings.
– Add zip openings or wrapped style with button holes.
– Gain tips on choosing the correct tools, techniques and materials.
– Learn how to achieve a professional finish with piping and edging.
Please note there is a £10 material charge payable on the workshop day.
Click below to see a list of items you need to bring with you to the workshop.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
Please bring your sewing machine together with it's instruction manual if you have it.
***ENSURE YOUR MACHINE IS IN FULL WORKING ORDER BEFORE THE DAY***
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR MACHINE WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF MACHINES THAT CAN BE BORROWED SO PLEASE LET US KNOW.
Please also bring sewing kit including embroidery scissors, quick un-picker, pins and needles, threads etc.