Sew a CUSHION Cover

Cushion Cover Sewing Workshop ✄

Nail it! The invisible zip & overlocking

Next Available: Sun, 12 Dec 2:00PM (AEDT)
3 hours
Over 100 people have attended this class


In the Cushion Workshop, you will make a cover to fit a 45cm/18" square cushion insert over 3 hours. This is an ideal workshop if you've just taken our Sewing Basics for Beginners Course. 

Never inserted an invisible zip? This is a great little project to learn this practical skill. 

This step-by-step class designed for your very first project after the Sewing Basics for Beginners Course.

Workshop Plan:

  • Fabric preparation
  • Pattern lay up and tracing out
  • Cutting technique 
  • Overlocking to finish raw edges
  • Sewing machine threading and adjustments refresher
  • Inserting an invisible zip
  • Clipping corners
  • Optional - inserting decorative trims

If you are confident and want a challenge bring along the optional trim and learn how to insert it into the seams of your cushion.

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What you will learn

  • Change your life and learn to sew in an invisible zip!
  • Finishing edges with an overlocker
  • Intermediate students - challenge yourself with by inserting trims into your seams

What you will get

  • Confidence inserting invisible zips! and a handmade cushion cover.
  • Sewing instructions for many more cushion covers
  • In the event of a Lockdown, all workshops are moved ahead by 7 days. We try to minimise the impact on our timetable, but usually, all workshops (even those that were not scheduled during the Lockdown timeframe) move ahead by 7 days.
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring

  • Matching sewing machine thread
  • Optional - 2 metres of trim (with generous tapes)
  • 45cm square cushion insert
  • .5 metres of medium weight cotton woven fabric (at least 1m wide)
  • Matching 45cm+ closed end invisible zip

What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ Budding Sewing Enthusiasts: You've been dipping your toes into the seductive world of sewing by making accessories and homewares from stable woven fabrics. Threading your sewing machine is getting familiar (maybe you are still double checking a couple of things in the manual). Sewing at seam allowance isn't a foreign concept. You have followed basic patterns and instructions. Terms like grainline and selvedge are not unfamiliar to you.

Thread Den

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Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den. Workshops offered face-to-face and online.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

Thread Den has developed a teaching model that is supportive and nurturing, designed to make each student feel like the focus of our attention, whether you learn with us face-to-face or online.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to.  

Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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4.9 (20 reviews)
01 August 2021Cushion Cover Sewing Workshop ✄
I had so much fun making my cushion and I’m so proud of the end result. I really appreciated being able to work at my own pace - Jennie was so great with everyone in that regard…if you were quick she was there to help but didn’t make you feel stressed out or left behind if you were a bit slower (like me!!). Also super grateful that I could bring my own machine and get some tips on how to work with it.
12 May 2021Cushion Cover Sewing Workshop ✄
This was my second class at Thread Den after taking the 3 week beginners class. I had lots of fun and learned new skills along the way which is great! Using the overlocker for the first time and putting in an invisible zip were definitely amazing skills to learn. My finished cushion also looked amazing! I would definitely recommend taking this class if you've just finished the beginners class.
28 March 2021Cushion Cover Sewing Workshop ✄
I’m a beginner to sewing and was really pleased with how this class went through many of the foundation skills including using the scary overlocker machine and putting in an invisible zip! The end product is a gorgeous cushion that looks extremely professional in my opinion. I ask thought the class was really well run, with the teacher Jen catering to different levels in the class and being fluid enough to let everyone be at their own pace. I love Thread den’s classes- but they are addictive! Really fun and practical for acquiring new skills too. Highly recommend
Thread Den 07 April 2021

Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback Christine! I'm glad you're finding sewing addictive, I am happy to keep feeding the addiction! - Jen

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Refund Policy

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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.

This policy can be viewed on our website -

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