How to make -
A Piped Cushion
zipped in a plain or patterned fabric
Materials
  • - 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
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    Step 7: Join the Fabric Panels along the zip edge

    PREPARE THE REAR FABRIC PANEL

    First we need to press a line in the rear panel (no piping attached) where the zip will attach:

    • Lay the rear panel right side down.
    • Fold up the bottom edge up 2cm and press (the edge with the pin in it)

    JOIN THE PANELS ON THE ZIP EDGE

    We now join the panels along the zip side of the cushion to create the zip opening:

    • Lay the rear panel on top of the front panel, right sides together (face to face) and align the edges.
    • Unfold the bottom pressed flap.
    • Make sure the bottom edges (marked with a pin) are against each other.
    • Tack the 2 panels together along the fold line and the piping stitch line.
    • Machine stitch along the fold line 5cm in from each side.
    • Reinforce at the 2 points the stitch stops.
    • Remove the tacking stitches and you should now have created the zip opening.
    This video shows you
    • How to press the fold into the back panel.
    • How to correctly align the panels.
    • How to pin and tack the panels together.
    • Where to machine stitch in from the sides.
    • How to reinforce the ends.

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