This Applique cushion class will let you try out three different methods of applique. The methods are traditional raw edge (or zig-zag), free-motion embroidery, then reverse applique, sometimes known as 'Cut through'.
Then choose your favourite method to create a unique picture panel, and make it into a lovely new cushion. Use your own design or one of mine, it’s up to you.
An applique cushion is an ideal upcycling project's as you can use up pieces of old clothes. It's also one way of using treasured family heirlooms.
Who is this aimed at?
Anyone who can already use a sewing machine and would like to explore its use for creative projects. Applique is a traditional textile art and is easy and fun to do to decorate clothes, bags, cushions, children's bedding etc.
What will I learn?
how to plan a design for applique
how to prepare your fabric pieces
using bondaweb to secure your design before stitching
using zig-zag (satin stitch), free-motion embroidery and cut-through methods
making a cushion: envelope style or how to sew in a zip. You can make your applique design into a tote bag if you prefer.
Fabric scraps for the applique pieces are available in the studio but you will need to bring enough fabric for the cushion panels (about 0.6cm of midweight cotton-type fabric 150cm wide is ideal for a 40cm cushion) If you’d like to add a zip, then we can do that too