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Sew a cushion cover

with Fabrications

You'll learn how to make a envelope-style cushion cover in our easy to follow step-by-step tutorials featuring Barley Massey of Fabrications, Broadway Market, East London.

You’ll do basic pattern making and cutting, choosing fabrics, using different types of stitching on a sewing machine, seaming and hemming, as well as adding on an appliqué patch.

To make this cushion cover you’ll need to know how to use a sewing machine. If you’re feeling a bit rusty then head to our Learn how to use a sewing machine course.

Learning to sew is the start of an adventure!” Barley Massey



Your Instructor


Barley Massey
Barley Massey

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.


About Fabrications


Barley Massey

Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and studio dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design. Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 20 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes. Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".

Your Course Outline


  Introduction and meet the maker
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  What you'll need
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  Step 1: Measure your fabric
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  Step 2: Hem the edges
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  Step 3: Adding appliqué
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  Step 4: Assemble the cushion cover
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  Step 5: Iron and turn the cushion through
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  Your cushion is now complete!
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