How to make -
A Piped Cushion
zipped in a plain or patterned fabric
  • - 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
  • Watch the videos for full step by step tution of the instructions and expert tips from the workshop

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    Step 2: Cut the Fabric Panels


    Cut 2 pieces of fabric the size and shape of the cushion pad.

    • Mark the shape of the cushion pad on the fabric twice.
    • Cut 2 panels out.
    • Check you have any pattern the right way up and decide which edge will be the bottom of the cushion where the zip will be.
    • Mark the bottom right side of each panel with a pin.
    This video shows you
    • How to make a template.
    • How to mark fabric panels.
    • How to position a pattern.
    • How to cut fabric panels.

    Extra Help & Comments

    Sew Helpful
    Post your questions and comments here, we will reply so everyone can see the answer.
    Avril Price
    If fabric is short, can straight strips be used for piping?
    Sew Helpful
    You need to cut diagonally to enable the fabric to have stretch when the piping goes around the corners. We have never used straight cut strips so can't say how your cushion will turn out if you do that.
    I have often made my piping using straight strips of fabric as opposed to bias strips and they turn out absolutely great! No problem getting the strips around the cushion corners and saves a lot of fabric.
    Sew Helpful
    we are glad they worked out ok but it is not something we would do in a professional workshop.
    annie iles
    I have just purchased a atlas lakeland caravan and i want to recover all of the seats how will i work out how much fabric i need
    Sew Helpful
    Hi Anne
    I suspect your caravan has box cushions which is not the same type as in this tutorial. 

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