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Intro to Sewing – Pillows or Cushions
If you’re tired of looking at those old throw pillows and want to get a fresh look, you can simply recover them. Join us for this intro to sewing class. We have several fabrics to choose from or you can bring your own. See the materials needed section for yardage requirements for the fabric store. Or you can repurpose something from second hand stores. Don’t just look in the home section, look in apparel sections as well.
Skill Needed: None. Just bring your enthusiasm.
Materials needed: Existing pillow, pillow form, existing cushion or foam pad. The fabric needs depend on you. We have several fabrics to choose from or bring your own. If you bring your own, here’s a very simple yardage guide to use at the fabric store. Find the longest measurement; width, or length. Multiply by 2 and add 8”. Most Home Décor fabrics come in 60” widths so as long as your calculated measurement is less, you will only need to buy the length of your shorter measurement plus 1”. If your calculated measurement is more than the fabric width, you’ll need twice the shorter measurement plus 2”.
We encourage you to bring your own sewing machine, zipper foot, bobbin, matching sewing thread. Machines are available but thread choice is limited.
Materials provided: Customized pattern, fabric shears, pins, measure and marking tools, turning tools, seam ripper, an iron and ironing mat, hand needles and safety pins.
Directions- Knox Makers parking and entrance is located around the back of the SPARK building in the fenced in area.
Knox Makers is a place for the Knoxville area’s engineers, artists, hobbyists, innovators, educators and entrepreneurs to work and play. We are a technology and art collective dedicated to the promotion of creativity enabled and informed by science. Our lectures, workshops, and outreach programs inspire and educate both members and the general public. Our workshop provides members with both the space for large projects and the tools to complete them. We are a non-profit educational organization supported by member dues and staffed by volunteers.