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Three Cushion Workshop

Three Cushion workshop with Julie Evans

Three Cushion workshop with Julie Evans

9.30am – 4.45pm
£68 Lunch included
Material Charges : optional, see below


'Three Cushion Workshop' with Julie Evans 

Scatter cushions are a lovely  way to add colour or create harmony within a room.  By making them yourself you can mix and match your fabrics, add trims, buttons and other embellishments to make them completely bespoke.  In this workshop we will be making up three cushions in a variety of ways that will allow you to explore and develop your ideas at home.

The first will have an envelope opening combined with a narrow Oxford border. You may wish to bring a large button/toggle to add as a decorative feature. The opening can be placed on the front or the back of the cushion.

The second will have an inset trim on the sides and zip fastening along the bottom. This can work well with a plain fabric and contrasting trim. 

The third will have a large flanged border and the cushion inner will be machine sewn into it. You may wish to bring a couple of buttons or toggles so that we can inset these into the centre of the cushion.

Along the way we will look at pattern placement, positioning regular and irregular stripes, dealing with velvets and cutting bias strips for piping.


Other dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Sunday 26 July    ~    Friday 21st August

Materials Charge (optional) :  Julie will have available 16" feather inners for £5 each and black/ beige and cream zips at £1 each.  Typically the class will run with 6 to 8 people

Please bring: You will need to bring a working sewing machine you're familiar with, along with a standard foot and a zipper foot. We'll send a complete 'What to bring' list well before the class. This will include your chosen fabric for three cushions,  plus possible decorative scraps for panels, any trims/ buttons/cords and beads.

About the Artist For the past thirty years Julie has been making beautiful bespoke soft furnishings to adorn properties ranging from cottages to Castles throughout Cumbria and The Lakes.  After relocating in 2017, she has been slowly establishing a similar business in the Lancaster area. She is particularly well known for her beautiful, traditional hand made curtains.

Workshop Date Individual Price Available places Book
Sun 26th July 2020 9:30 am £75.00 0
Fri 21st August 2020 9:30 am £75.00 0
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria