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Sewing Weekend
Scatter & Box cushion
2 day weekend course

Here at Bristol Upholstery Collective we love to inspire confidence and an enjoyment of all skills related to upholstery, and of course, sewing is an essential skill required in the completion of most upholstered projects.

If you are working on an Arm Chair that has a loose cushion seat, you are likely to need some guidance in how to sew a BOX Cushion - to do this you'll need experience on a sewing machine, so we suggest you attend our fun Beginners Sewing Weekend and build your skills and confidence gradually over 2 days completing 2 sewing projects.

During the weekend it'll be beneficial for you to befriend your own sewing machine, (if you have one already) and you'll also get to have a go on our Overlockers and Walking Foot Machines. 

     

Day 1 - Scatter cushion

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Sewing cushions is so rewarding. Cutting shapes, sewing seams and constructing fabulous comfort and colour for your interiors.

 

If you have always wanted to understand and 'make friends' with your sewing machine, this is the perfect workshop to gain skills and confidence. It's fun, and in no time at all you'll be buzzing to set up a sewing corner at home. It all starts here.

 

You will benefit from class demonstrations, fun sewing exercises and one- to-one tuition working closely with our sewing experts.

9:50am - Get to know your how a sewing machine works, what it likes, what it doesn't like, how to thread up, adjust tension, and what to do when it makes a strange sound and stops working.​

10:30am - Complete our fun sewing exercises and practice your machine handling

11am  - Learn to sew piping, both single and double

11:30am - Master measuring up!

12 - LUNCH

12:30pm - Using the overlocker

1pm - sewing piping on around corners and putting in zips!

2:30pm - Preparation for Box Cushion - Measuring, cutting overlocking and clipping....

4pm - End of Day 1

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Day 2 - Box cushion

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9:30am - Box cushion preparation continues...

10:30am - Making the zip panel

11:30am  - making piping and sewing it top & bottom

12 - LUNCH

12:30pm - Stitching it all together!​​

4pm - WEEKEND COMPLETE

What Our Students Say...

"Amazing two day course! Excellent instruction and a brilliant experience, thank you!"

"Great two days! Learnt a lot and had fun doing so. Thanks very much!"

"Thank you so much for a fantastic weekend, I’m still on cloud 9! 

Having never been on any sort of course like yours I’m totally chuffed with what I achieved. The tutors are fantastic and made everything easy and straight forward to understand!"

"Very rewarding, a great  project and really well paced with great instruction, many thanks!"

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