How to make -
A Piped Cushion
zipped in a plain or patterned fabric
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  • - Fabric
  • - Thread
  • - Zip (std NOT concealed)
  • - Cushion Pad
  • - Piping Cord
  • Tools
  • - Sewing Machine
  • - Zip Foot
  • - Needles
  • - Pins
  • - Scissors
  • - Set Square
  • - Straight Edge
  • - Invisible Marker
  • - Cushion Template
  • How to make a piped cushion tutorial by Sew Helpful

    Piped Cushion

    This tutorial shows you how to make a piped cushion with a zip in a plain or patterned fabric the way they are made in a professional workshop.

    It includes

    • FREE Full Written Instructions
    • Videos
    • Tools Required
    • Materials Required
    • Extra Help

    Extra Help & Comments

    Sew Helpful
    Post your questions and comments here, we will reply so everyone can see the answer.
    I purchased a day's viewing of the piped cushion videos yesterday and today have a lovely cushion. I am now confident to make more. As you say in your tip the videos are extremely well worthwhile and great value for money! Your written tutorial is clear and extremely high quality, but nothing replaces a good demonstration. Your commentary and hints are very helpful and the close-up shots are superb. Thank you so much from a grateful sewer. PS I haven't tacked for a long time but followed your advice to do this on the zip, and got superior results.
    Jan Sayer
    Wanting to make Bolster Cushions - have you any tutorials on that yet ?
    Sew Helpful
    I'm afraid a bolster cushion tutorial is so far down the list, it will be a long time before we get to it.
    Try diydesign and search for bolster. Great instructions.
    Jane Martin
    how to you get the free written instructions. Do you just do a screen shot and print from the screen?

    Was very proud of myself today when I followed all your steps and made a lovely piped cushion with a zip. I have always been a bit wary of zips but now I know that I can do it!
    Sew Helpful
    You can view on your phone, ipad etc, We will look at PDFs when we have finished all the tutorials
    Do you have any plans for a guide on how to make a seat pad please?
    Sew Helpful
    We do make window seat pads etc but have no plans at the moment to make any tutorials. 
    anetta Hall
    I've machined sewn my zipper into my piped cushion cover ;(right sides together)and one side looks neat but the other side looks tatty?? Any suggestions.
    Sew Helpful
    Hi Anetta

    Have you followed the techniques we showed in the videos? Or just tried to do it following the written instructions. The videos show how we do it in detail.

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