Learn to sew: memory cushion cover

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for everyone. Learn to sew while making a cushion cover. You can create a cushion using pieces of fabric which are special to you. or example, a piece of a child’s duvet cover or item of clothing.

Course content

You’ll learn how to thread up the machine and stitching techniques to create a square cushion cover with an envelope back. We’ll also practice buttonholes on the machine.

Support and feedback

To find out how you are getting on, you will have one-to-one discussions with your tutor.

If you feel you require any support for your learning, please talk to a tutor or centre staff who will arrange for you to receive support or talk to a learning support tutor. Any information given will be treated confidentially.

Additional costs and requirements

Yes, you will need to have your own materials and equipment. You can use any pieces of fabric that you like, a coat, blanket or other fabric which is special to you. You will need a 1 piece of fabric minimum 50cm x 50cm, and two pieces of fabric minimum 50 x 40cm. You will also need a small piece of fabric to cover a 1 inch button which could be a different fabric. Some equipment and supplies will be available from the tutor during the course.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

Sam Brown, tutor for Learn Devon offering courses in design, crafts and employability skills. Her background is in Graphic Design, an Interior Designer and Manager in interior and fashion retail.

Sam qualifications include BA (Hons) in Design/Typography from the University of Plymouth and diplomas in Interior Design and Fashion and Textile Design.

Sam includes combining old and new technologies in her work from hand embroidery to digitally printed fabrics.

“I love teaching adults new skills – whether for pleasure or to pursue a new career, every course is unique in that friendships are formed, skills are learnt and dreams are followed.” – Sam Brown, Tutor, Learn Devon

Start date09 Oct 2019
End date09 Oct 2019
Start time10:00
End time13:00
Concessions not available