How to make -
A Plain Cushion
zipped in a plain or patterned fabric
Materials
  • - Fabric
  • - Thread
  • - Zip (std NOT concealed)
  • - Cushion Pad
  • 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 5: Insert the Zip

    INSERT THE ZIP

    • Ensure the zip is at least 4cm longer than the zip opening.
    • Lay the closed zip right side down onto the seam (centre of the zip on centre of the seam).
    • Machine stitch the zip onto the seam down both sides and across each end.
    • Reinforce the stitching across the ends of the zip.
    • Remove the line of tacking stitches.
    • Open the zip.
    This video shows you
    • What colour thread to use.
    • How to position the zip.
    • How to manipulate the zip when it is sewn in.
    • How to make straight stitch lines.
    • How to trim down the zip.

    Your Questions & Comments

    Lizzie

    Does this mean the stitching for both sides of the zip will be visible? Is there a way of doing it so that the stitching is hidden? Thanks.

    SewHelpful:

    Yes the stitching will show, to do that you would have to use an invisible zip method.

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