In this one day workshop you will learn how to make two cushion styles; a zipped and piped scatter cushion, and a buttoned bolster cushion. ​ Learn the techniques and skills required to construct a scatter cushion to a professional standard, including how to accurately measure and cut your fabric, make piping using bias cut strips and piping cord, and how to insert a zip. You will be shown how to master those tricky corners and joins on the sewing machine. You will then progress to making a buttoned bolster cushion where you will be guided through the process of measuring, marking and cutting your fabric pieces before learning how to construct the cover. You will then learn how to create the ruched ends using hand stitching before finally making and attaching your buttons. ​ The class is suitable for all levels of experience, however, some basic machine experience is preferable. Class sizes are kept small allowing for plenty of one-to-one support to guide you through these projects. Cushion inners will be provided with a 20" square feather pad for your scatter cushion and an 18" x 8" cushion pad for your bolster and all other materials, excluding fabric, are included in the price.

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 (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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