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
  • 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


    • 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.

    Extra Help & Comments

    Sew Helpful
    Post your questions and comments here, we will reply so everyone can see the answer.
    maxine boyden
    HELP...There is no video to show how to insert the zip.
    Sew Helpful
    Hi Maxine

    There is a link to   the left to a second set of low resolution videos  on the page. Click on that and you will find the STEP 5 video how to insert a zip. In the mean time I will investigate and sort the issue on this page it should hopefully be back online in 10 minutes.
    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.
    Sew Helpful
    Yes the stitching will show, to do that you would have to use an invisible zip method.

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