Sew a CUSHION Cover Special Offer
from AU$69.00

Cushion Cover Sewing Workshop ✄

Sew an invisible zip & cover basic overlocking

Next Available: Sun, 17 Jul 2:00PM (AEST)
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
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

1125 Reviews

Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den

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.

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 (23 reviews)
Suzannerated it
30 Jan 2022
We love our new cushions. We learnt new skills using an over locker and inserting an invisible zip. Amy is an excellent teacher. She explains everything clearly and walks around and helps everyone. No one gets left behind.
Thread Den 18 Mar 2022

It was great to see you and your daughter again Sue, so happy that you continue to sew and like creating together. We look forward to seeing you again soon - Amy 

Melindarated it
29 Jan 2022
Thanks for another great class. Our teacher was really helpful, friendly and patient. With my learn to sew journey there is a place for YouTube videos however going to a class is second to none to ask individual questions, learn helpful tips and feedback when things aren’t working and importantly, encouragement!
Vinitarated it
13 Dec 2021
Really friendly, relaxed environment. Great for someone relatively new to sewing but also a fun afternoon if you’ve got a bit more experience (and always really great to pick up tips from experts!) many thanks to Jen the instructor, it was a really great experience
Thread Den 17 Dec 2021

Thanks so much for your wonderful review Vinita! It was lovely to meet you, to see your beautiful fabrics and the story behind them - it was a great afternoon for sewing! -Jen

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Cancellations & Refunds

Thread Den's refund policy is moderate.

  • Refunds: You may claim a refund, if you cancel up to 1 day before class starts. A AU$35.00 fee applies.
  • Transfers: If you cancel up to 4 days before the start date of the original class, you may transfer to a different class date or another class altogether from the same vendor. A AU$10.00 fee applies.
  • Credit Notes: You may cancel up to 4 days before class starts and receive a credit note. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you need to cancel. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

If classes are cancelled by the organiser you are entitled to a full refund or transfer or credit note.

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 - 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 those annoying details. 

The details of our refund policy appear during the booking process.

Medical Events

  • If you are required to isolate, 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 offered a full refund, credit or transfer.

This policy can be viewed on our website -

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