Sewing - Cushions & Slip-covers 1W23
Age Group:Teens (17+), Adults
Do you have a chair or bench in-need of new life? A sofa that's really struggling?
Refresh your home decor with custom cushions and slip-covers of your own design!
In this workshop you'll learn how to take measurements, cut fabric accurately, machine-sew and create cushions and slip-covers to precise specifications. Bring an old cushion to renew, or a small piece of furniture you'd like to cover.
Bring fabric to match your home decor, or choose from our selection.
You'll leave with your own handmade, custom cushions and removable cushion-covers.
*Please choose a small piece of furniture that is easy to transport up and down stairs on your own.
Storage is very limited and can't be guaranteed, so please plan to transport your piece to class/home each session.
Kathleen Gaskin is proprietor of Decorator’s Workroom (Jamaica Plain), an upholstery shop which she founded in 1990. She grew up in Trinidad, where her father was a joiner and carpenter and her mother a seamstress and chair caner. She is proud to follow in their footsteps.
Kathleen has received numerous awards for her contributions to Jamaica Plain and the City of Boston, including the 2009 Local Hero Award from Vinfen, 2010 Award for outstanding contributions to Boston’s neighborhooods from Action for Boston Community Development, and 2005 Community Leadership Award from Spontaneous Celebrations.
Kathleen first taught at the Eliot School in 1991.
Upholstery & Slipcovers
Materials to bring to class:
An existing cushion or piece of furniture to cover is advisable, so your cushion/slip-cover can be custom-fitted. If not, please bring measurements for your desired cushion.
If desired, fabric/trim of your choice.