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 4: Cut the Piping Fabric


    • Mark and cut out 5cm wide strips at an angle 45 degrees across the fabric roll.
    • The longer the strips the better to avoid joins.
    • Put a pin in the bottom right side of each strip (so you can ensure the direction of the fabric grain is right when joining strips).
    This video shows you
    • Why we cut at 45deg across the grain.
    • How to layout and mark your piping strips.
    • How to cut your piping strips.


    Cutting the strips at 45 deg to the grain is best practice as it allows the fabric to stretch when bending the piping around a tight corner. That said you can cut straight strips with the grain. It will work and uses less fabric.

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