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 6: Finish the Cushion


    • Make sure the zip is open.
    • Lay the 2 fabric panels back together right sides touching (align and pin).
    • Machine stitch along the remaining 3 sides approximately 2cm in from the edge.
    • Turn the cover through.
    • Insert the pad.

    This video shows you
    • How to pin the panels together.
    • How to set out a 2cm guide.
    • How to stitch the corners.
    • Which thread colour to use.
    • How to deal with overlocker thread tails.

    Extra Help & Comments

    I really love these instructions, like all your videos the steps are clear and easy to follow. Just one question, did you use a zipper foot when inserting the zip?

    Sew Helpful
    We used a standard foot inserting the zip in this plain cushion tutorial video.

    In the piped cushion tutorial you have to get the zip tight to the piping, so we use a zip foot when inserting the zip in that tutorial video
    Julia Savory
    Thanks. I've just finished my first cushion. Really pleased with the result.
    Westway interiors
    Can you advise on how you reduce bulk in the corners if cushions overlooked around all sides? Presumably, one cannot trim corners otherwise the overlocking will unravel?
    Otherwise, love your videos....great for visual learners!
    Many thanks
    Sew Helpful
    You can clip the corners and not overlock those areas if it is a really bulky fabric.
    I am making a cushion with the back in a velvet fabric. Have you got any tips on how to prevent the velvet creeping when stitching the two sides together?
    Sew Helpful
    1. Pin,Pin,Pin to hold the layers in place
    2. Tack
    3. Keep tension in both layers when you bring the fabric through your machine.
    4. Use a walking foot.

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