Crazy Cushions and Patchwork Blankets

Ref: C2524491

Everyone loves a cushion it can be fun or add luxury to any room ,they come in all shapes square oblong heart shapes or round and different sizes with piping or trim. Learn how to insert a zip or make an envelope design - the choice is yours, you can then use any spare material to make up squares to put together to give you a lovely throw for a bedcover or sofa. T he skills you learn will help you to learn or improve on your measuring and cutting skills and perfect the perfect piece of patchwork which is a lovely creative way to use up remnants of fabrics.

Course aim

To give you the skill and knowledge to create beautiful cushions for the home for you and your family Use your fabrics to design cushion covers or a collection of your materials to make a stunning throw suitable for a sofa or bedcover in patchwork

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Cut out suitable shapes to create your own cushion covers, plain or patchwork
  • Learn basic skills on the sewing machine
  • Insert a zip and make up piping, trimming or applique to cushions covers, join fabric pieces together
  • Respect each others personal space, ideas and cultures
  • Follow all health and safety regulations when using equipment and machinery

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • We will provide basic materials and equipment including sewing machines, but please bring your own if you prefer. You will need to bring material of your choice with you or you can discuss this with the tutor at the first session.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Crazy Cushions and Patchwork Blankets


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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