How to make -
A Plain Cushion
zipped in a plain or patterned fabric
  • - Fabric
  • - Thread
  • - Zip (std NOT concealed)
  • - Cushion Pad
  • Tools
  • - Sewing Machine
  • - Zip Foot
  • - Needles
  • - Pins
  • - Scissors
  • - Set Square
  • - Straight Edge
  • - Invisible Marker
  • - Cushion Template
  • Step 2: Cut the Fabric


    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.

    Your Questions & Comments

    Nicola Blackwell

    Do you suggest overlocking/zigzag stitching the sides together or before you join the sides of the cushion? Thank you


    You could individually overlock/zigzag the zip side of the panels. Work on the zip and then overlock/zigzag the other 3 sides together when joining the panels. That would save some thread rather than overlocking the 3 sides individually.

    We tend to  overlock/zigzag each panel individually first and then just work with each panel totally overlocked. This has the advantage that if you make a mistake overlocking the 2 panels together you will have to cut through all the thread to separate them (its not as easy as unpicking a line of stitching).

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