Make a stylish cushion for your home with our limited edition organic and fairtrade Offset Warehouse fabric and step-by-step course with Barley Massey.
10% of each fabric + course purchased will be donated to the labour behind the label charity, campaigning for garment workers' rights worldwide.
Learn how to make an envelope-style cushion cover with Fairtrade cotton fabric from Offset Warehouse and Barley Massey of Fabrications studio and shop.
With UNLIMITED ACCESS 24/7, you’ll be able to drop in and out of the course at your own pace. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- Make and cut your own basic pattern
- Make an informed choice on fabrics
- Use a variety of stitching on a sewing machine
- Understand how to seam and hem a cushion cover
- Apply the proper techniques to add an appliqué patch
- Have your very own custom-made cushion cover with quality cotton fabric from Offset Warehouse
Follow Barley’s step-by-step instructions along with informative videos and detailed images, taking the guesswork out of learning.
For the same price of a shop-bought design, you can create your own bespoke cushion from ethically sourced fabric. Our exclusive kit provides you with a colourful block-printed cotton fabric - meaning your cushion will inject a pop of personality into any space.
What's in the kit?
The kit provides a matt cotton handmade fabric sourced by Offset Warehouse, enough to make one cushion:
- A large piece of high-quality Fairtrade cotton fabric from Offset Warehouse, 165gsm, approx 100cm x 50cm
- Yodomo tote bag
About Offset Warehouse
Offset Warehouse brings together textiles from around the globe that are ethical and sustainable, or both. Their fabrics benefit the people that make them, the people that use them, and are as least harming as possible to the planet at both origin and end of life.
Founded by Charlie Bradley Ross, Offset Warehouse's collection of carefully sourced textiles mean that everyone, from dressmakers to interior professionals, can trust that the fabrics the use are ethically produced.
Offset Warehouse say, "Yodomo's cushion kits are the perfect introduction to sewing, and using ethically sourced and sustainable fabrics from us means that your hobby is beneficial to the makers, and better for the planet."
Meet your instructor, Barley Massey
How is this sewing course is taught?
This course contains videos that feature verbal instructions. We’re working to add closed captions for each of our videos and we hope to complete this soon. In the meantime, a transcript for the videos in this course is available upon request. Please let us know if you require this in the notes section at checkout.
What else do I need?
You’ll need basic sewing tools, which you’ll be able to source from most craft shops or specialty stores. Contact us for advice if you’re unsure of where to find these items or post in our support Facebook Group.
What you'll need to get started:
- Sewing machine, including bobbins and spare needles
- Medium-weight cotton fabric to practise on
- Thread e.g. Gütermann, Swann etc
- Fabric scissors
- Pencil & pen (optional)
- Small embroidery scissors (optional)
- Pinking shears (optional)
- Old fashioned knitting needle (optional)
Barley says, "I'm really excited to share the sewing skills I love with more people and bring a little bit of the Fabrications experience to you. I know how much joy sewing has brought to me. Learning to sew is the start of an adventure once you get into it."
Barley set up Fabrications in 2000 on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. Her focus has been on reviving traditional textile techniques, eco-design and upcycling. Fabrications is a mini department store of creativity and design, selling Barley's own creations, homewares, fashion and accessories. They supply all the tools and supplies to fuel other crafters and offer classes in sewing, textiles and crafts.