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WT Online: Needlepoint Pillows with Custom Details

Instructor: Susan Woodcock

Cost: 75.00

Classes will be held online on Tuesdays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST, December 3 and 10, 2024

In this two-week online course, you will learn how to design and finish custom needlepoint pillows.  Susan Woodcock has been finishing needlepoint pillows professionally for over 30 years.  In this class Susan will share her favorite methods for designing and sewing needlepoint pillows including borders with mitered corners, button closures, and flanged edges with pleated or gathered corners. 


This methods shown in this class can be used for any fabric, embroidery, or painted fabric panels - it doesn't have to be needlepoint!  Use fabric remnants to learn the techniques and have fun mixing patterns and textures.

This class includes:

  • Two, one-hour class sessions presented live and recorded for you.
  • Step-by-step video lessons
  • Instructor support 
  • Links to class recordings that you can reference on your own.
  • Written how-to instructions

Course outline


Lesson One: Pillow with border and button closure

Fabrics and figuring yardage 

Blocking needlepoint

Appying micro welt cord

Sewing borders and mitered corners 

Applying outer welt cord

Button closure (two versions)


Lesson Two: Pillow with flanged edge and zipper closure

Fabrics and figuring yardage

Appying micro welt cord

Sewing borders and mitered corners 

Applying flange in edges with pleats or gathers

Invisible zipper


This is an intermediate level class. A basic understanding of sewing, and some general tools and supplies are needed to complete the projects. You will need fabrics for your pillow fronts, backs  and welt cord, buttons, and a #5 invisible zipper.  Tools and supplies: sewing machine with welt cord feet and/or zipper feet, scissors, pins, iron, rulers/yardstick, needles and thread. You may need interfacing or lining depending on your fabric.  To block the needlepoint, you will need a pinable board or work surface.  Information for making a pinable board will be sent to you after you register.


Cancellation policy: This is a home study program. You will receive all of the above-listed online classes (live and recorded) and handouts. No refunds provided.

WT Online: Needlepoint Pillows with Custom Details

  • This is a home study program.  You will receive all of the above-listed materials and supplies so you can complete the class. No refunds provided. 

  • The pillow making course was my second class with Susan Woodcock online. I always learn so much in her classes. It’s amazing the number of tips, techniques and resources Susan can share with us in a short time. The weekly classes also gave me reasonable deadlines to sew and complete projects. You will not be disappointed if you enroll in a class!

    ~Anne L

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