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Introduction to Sewing Pillows and Cushions

Friday, May 17 - Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Workroom Tech in Tryon, NC

9:00 am - 5:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch on your own

Instructor: Susan Woodcock 

If you love to sew and want to try making pillows and cushions for your own home or as a business, this is the class for you!  In this hands-on class, you will learn how to design and make custom pillows and cushions using professional methods and machines.  This is a beginning level class.  You will be sewing on industrial machines but don't be afraid - it's easier than you think!

Class projects include a knife edge pillow with invisible zipper, a pillow with welt cord and zipper, and a basic boxed cushion with zipper. 

Class size is limited to 3 students.  Each student will have use of a 5' x 10' worktable, industrial straight stitch machine with assorted machine feet, and sewing kit.  Pillow forms and foam will be provided for you.  Bring your own fabric for two pillows (1 yard each) and one cushion (2 yards). 


This class includes: 

Learning to sew on an industrial machine

Selecting fabric

Figuring yardage

Choosing pillow form fills and sizes

Making a foam cushion insert

Cutting fabrics with pattern repeats

Making and applying welt cord



This is a beginning level course using professional methods and tools.  Students are required to have at basic sewing skills and experience using a sewing machine.  

Introduction to Sewing Pillows and Cushions

  • A minimum number of students is required.  Please wait to book travel until you are notified that the class will be held as scheduled.

  • There is a $75 cancellation fee for any class cancelled 3 weeks prior to the class start date.  There are no refunds for classes cancelled 3 weeks or less before the class start date but the class fee can be used for a future class, space permitting.

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