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sewing 201: the essential pillow

Can't find the perfect pillow to match your decor? Make one yourself and learn some great new skills!

In this class, students will learn the how to make your own piping and installing an invisible zipper! In no time you'll be refreshing the decor in every room of your house. 

This class is for advanced beginners, you must be confident in using a sewing machine independently. 

Required Materials:

- the essential pillow pattern, by Studio M Squared. Available here.
 Pillow body fabric: 5/8 yd of medium- weight fabric such as quilting cotton, canvas or linen. 
- Piping: 1/8 yd of quilting cotton

We have a wide selection of fabric available in the shop and on-line. Our staff are more than happy to help you with your fabric selection should you need it. 

Required Notions: 
- 2 1/2 yds of 1/8" cording, available here
- (1) 22" invisible zipper, available here
- Fabric glue pen, we recommend the ' Sue Daley Sew Smart' fabric glue. Available here. 
- (2) spools of thread- one to coordinate with piping fabric and one to coordinate with pillow fabric
-(1) 18" pillow insert, available here

Required Tools: 
- pins and/ or clips, available here 
- Point turner, available here 
- Rotary cutter, cutting mat & ruler. 

Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hrs in advance in writing by email and there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hrs in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy

Materials Included: No
Instructor: Mandy Richards

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090