Introduction to cushion making

Course Overview

Homeware textiles have never been as popular as they are at present. Cushions for the home and the garden are so of the moment. Making your own cushions allows you design items that blend seamlessly with your existing décor, and utilising fabrics from old items you no longer use, but cannot bear to part with, means that these sentimental fabrics can have a new life in your home.

This course, which extends over 10 weekly three-hour sessions, will teach you everything you need to know about cushion making and help you to make a cushion to your own specifications. The skills you will develop include creating the template or pattern, zip insertion, creating buttonholes for fastenings and the sewing skills to assemble the panels into your dream cushion.

You will also receive an introduction to patchwork, applique, embroidery quilting and other decorative techniques to help you design and create cushions that are as individual as you are!

It won’t all be hard work through, as you will meet lots of other like-minded people wanting to learn the same skills as you and there will be lots of tea and coffee breaks so that you can get to know your classmates and make new friends, all in a relaxed and creative environment.

Entry Requirements

No experience required.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered by a qualified and experienced tutor and assessed through practical activities, written/visual evidence and the final item - all of which is recorded in the class.

All sample items (zip insertion, buttonholes, eyelets and studs) will be recorded photographically and included in specially developed workbooks.

The course is delivered over 10 weeks, with one three-hour session per week.

Progression Opportunities

  • Continued Agored Courses
  • Level 2 Art and Design
  • Level 3 Art and Design
  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Additional Information

All equipment will be provided.

Llwyn y Bryn
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Detailed course information

Where and when can I study?

Start Date: Tue 9 Apr 2024 | Course Code: VA238 ELB2 | Cost: £65

Level 1   Tues   5.30 - 8.30pm   10 weeks   Llwyn y Bryn  

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