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Intro to Sewing – Pillows or Cushions

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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 that favorite t-shirt. Check out second hand stores. Don’t just look in the home section, look in apparel sections as well. Happy hunting.

Skill Needed: None. Just bring your enthusiasm.

Materials needed: Existing pillow, pillow form, existing cushion or foam pad. The fabric needs depends 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. Measure the width of your pillow or width and depth of your cushion. Yardage needed is this measurement plus 8″ if you want an envelope cover. Multiple by two. Fabric width needs to be more than this. Standard widths are approx 45 or 60. If you love the 44″ but your doubled measurement is more, just buy double the yardage plus 8″.

We encourage you to bring your own sewing machine, zipper foot, bobbin, matching sewing thread. Limited quantities of these are available so you may have to share.

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.

There will be a fee of $29.96 for members, and $19.96 for non-members. There will be a maximum of 4 spots for this class, and a minimum of 2 tickets must be sold. If the class minimum is not met 48 hours prior to class start time, the class will be canceled and all tickets will be refunded.

Directions-  Knox Makers parking and entrance is located around the back of the ETTAC 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.


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August 16, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$19.96 – $29.96


Knox Makers
116 Childress St SW
Knoxville, TN 37920 United States
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