Have you ever thought about taking up a new hobby but didn’t know where to start?  

Stitched By You is here to help get you on the road to creating beautiful pieces.  A dress for you, a cushion or crochet throw for the home or perhaps a fantastic piece of jewellery.  Anything is possible once you know how. Select from one of our courses below to find out more.

A Masterclass in Making Piped Cushions

No need to shop for cushions again! Cushions add comfort and style to your home, in this class you will learn how to make fantastic looking cushion covers with that perfect finish yourself. 

Cushion sewing masterclass

Tutor: Wendy Turner

Armed with this knowledge you will be desperate to get home and make more to match your furnishings. We'll show how to make a piped cushion with a zip fastening and talk you through how to make box cushions. In addition you will discover ways to embellish your cushions including using applique and corsages.

The topics we aim to cover are:

  • Correct measuring of cushion pad to get that perfect finish
  • Marking of fabric and cutting
  • How to produce perfect corners
  • How to use and insert piping
  • How to insert a zip
  • Embellishing your cushion

Materials needed:

  • A square or rectangle cushion pad 40cm
  • A zip - approx. the width of your cushion pad 40cm (concealed or normal)
  • Fabric - enough to cover front and back of your cushion with seam allowances. The fabric should be cotton medium weight. 50cm
  • Piping cord - enough to go round the cushion pad 180cm
  • Pre-cut bias binding tape in a contrast colour - enough to go all the way round your cushion, or 50cm plain fabric
  • Reel of thread to match

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own please advise us at the time of booking.

Materials are available to purchase in our shop.

Refreshments:

Tea, coffee and biscuits are included in your lesson.

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From dressmaking to crafts we have lots of courses to offer.  Choose from a variety of classes and levels, from beginners onwards.  We are very fortunate to have highly skilled, passionate tutors who pass on their love for crafts in an informative and easy way and provide you with the confidence and inspiration needed to go on.   All workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 pupils and designed to be fully hands on.  All of the necessary equipment is provided, including some delicious refreshments! 

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Follow Your Own Style

Don't like what you see on the high street?  Express your personality, create individual one off pieces unique to you.

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Enhance Your Skill

Our modern approach paired with expert tuition makes for a relaxed, friendly and enjoyable environment in which to learn.  

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Build Relationships

You'll meet like minded people at our relaxed and friendly workshops, enjoy a slice of cake and make new friends!   

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Sew and Grow

Learn the basics, whether sewing, crochet or jewellery making, then progress to higher levels to achieve self development.