Introduction to Machine Sewing Part 2 - Piped Cushion with Zip

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Learn how to make your own professional looking piped cushion covers with zip fastening in this beginner sewing class.

Maximum Class Size: 6

Level: Confident Beginner 

If you have completed one of our Introduction to Machine Sewing Part 1 classes, or have some sewing experience but feel a little rusty; then this is the class for you. 

We will familiarise you with the machine itself and teach you all the basic skills of machine sewing to give to the confidence to start simple projects on your own.

In this class you will cover the following techniques:

  • Thread up your machine
  • Wind on a bobbin
  • Understand stitch tension, length and width
  • Sew straight lines, corners and curves using a seam allowance
  • Cut from a pattern template
  • Finishing seams with a zig zag stitch
  • How to insert a zip
  • How to make and insert your own piping

Materials: All materials and cushion pad are included in this class, you can choose from a selection of our fabrics to make your own unique and beautiful cushion cover. 

Please bring with you: A sewing machine and scissors will be allocated to you. We also recommend you either bring with you, or purchase from Ray Stitch, small tools such as pins, a tape measure, unpicker, needles, and thread snips.

If you would like to learn to sew on your own machine, please bring it along - provided it is less than 10 years old.


“I attended Introduction to Machine Sewing in the morning then The Next Step in the afternoon and time passed very quickly, both teachers were very helpful and instructions were easy to follow, will definitely book another class” - Milly

“A really great introduction class, will be back for the follow up class!” - Sian

“An excellent introduction to sewing on a machine. We covered so much in such a short period of time and great to have made something to take home” - Laura


What Next?

If you have attended this class, we would recommend our 3 week 'Make a Holdall' course, as a next step. Or if feeling confident and wanting to venture into dressmaking you could try and of our Introduction to Dressmaking classes and courses.