We provide expert tuition in a relaxed and spacious environment. Class sizes are kept small (maximum 3 people per session) allowing for plenty of one-to-one support to guide you through your project. You will be guided through the process from measuring and cutting your pieces, accounting for your chosen fabric type; pattern matching; sewing and attaching a zip panel; making and attaching piping; through to the final sewing together of all the elements. You will be introduced to the correct use of an industrial sewing machine and will be tutored through the various techniques, from start to finish. The class is suitable for all levels of experience however, beginners to sewing are advised to start with a small and square cushion with no shapes, lugs or tapers. You will need to bring the box cushion inner with you. If the cushion has an existing cover then this should be brought along also.

What's included in the price?

All tools are included and you will be introduced to the use of an industrial sewing machine and overlocker. We have our fabric shop on site with hundreds of rolls of upholstery weight fabric on the roll and a wide range of remnants for smaller projects. With the ever growing threat from online retailers we humbly ask all of students to consider sourcing from our beautiful little shop if at all possible. If a specific fabric is required we can order this for you in advance of your class. Refreshments are provided. Bring your own lunch. There are kitchen facilities available for your use at lunchtime, a comfy dining area on site and a streamside picnic area and grassed courtyard for eating should the weather allow. There is an award winning local shop, a bakery and cafes in the nearby village of Hovingham.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
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Unit 3A Wath Court, Hovingham, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4NN