Making Custom Pillions

$39.99

Pillions are a great way to add additional seating to any indoor or outdoor space including, family, guest, and kids rooms. They are perfect on decks, porches, dorm rooms and come in handy for tail-gating and even on hunting trips.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access

  • Watch on any device

  • Over 90 minutes of close-up instruction from an expert

  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sandra VanSickle and owner of Kim’s Upholstery, Kimberley Chagnon

  • Discussions with other members in the Members Only DIY Facebook Group

Class Overview

Creating Custom Pillions

Presented by Sandra VanSickle

I am pleased to offer you one of my original designs. In this video I will teach you how to create custom Pillions.

Pillions are a great way to add additional seating to any indoor or outdoor space including, family, guest, and kids rooms. They are perfect on decks, porches, dorm rooms and come in handy for tail-gating and even on hunting trips.

You can also download a full-size pattern that can be printed at your local office supply store!

Run Time: Approximately 109 minutes

Class Lesson Breakdown

  • Part 1 – Intro
  • Part 2 – Downloading Pattern
  • Part 3 – Materials
  • Part 4 – Making the Cuts
  • Part 5 – Prep Work
  • Part 6 – Assemble Pillion and Ending

Materials

  • Indoor or outdoor fabric of your choice
  • Thread or heavy duty outdoor thread
  • 20” x 20” x 3” Foam or Densified Fiber for outdoor use
  • 8/32 Cotton cord or Fiberflex Cord for outdoor use
  • 1-24” Down Pillow inner or Poly Pillow inner for Outdoor use
  • 1-22” Nylon zipper
  • 1- 36” Nylon zipper
  • 1” Parachute Buckle (optional)
  • 20” of 1” nylon webbing (optional)

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Seam Ripper
  • Straight Pins
  • Fabric Marker
  • Tailor Chalk (optional)
  • Fray Check
  • Fabric Tape measure
  • 6” ruler
  • Quilters Grid
  • Masking tape
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Walking foot machine (optional)
  • Serger
  • Zipper foot
  • Cording foot
  • Pillion Pattern

About the Instructor

Sandra VanSickle is an ardent entrepreneur, continuing education instructor, and lifelong learner, with nearly 40 years of experience in the window fashion industry. A passion for fabric and design led her to abandon the “corporate box” and pursue her dream of business ownership. She is the proud owner of Sew What’s New, a wholesale custom home furnishings workroom, Cuddle-bugs-n-Cocoons, an online, international retail business featuring her blanket and bedding designs, and most recently, NewTech-Style, her online tech presence.

As a life-long learner, Sandra’s newest “passions” are technology and social media. Using her creative skills, she is always looking for new ways to use the latest technology to optimize her business operations to increase her Return On Investment (ROI).

Over the years Sandra has used her knowledge and experience in fabric, design, fabrication, and training to teach Custom Drapery Methods at INSPIRE (National WCAA Conference), and has written Technology articles for the Drapery & Design Magazine.
She is currently a member of the Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA) where she serves as the National Treasurer, the Co-President of the WCAA Virtual Chapter and has served as Treasurer of the local WCAA Triangle Chapter in Raleigh, North Carolina.

With her contagious enthusiasm, along with her strong teaching background, Sandra is now passing along what she’s learned – and learning – through articles and industry speaking engagements.

Taught By

Sandra VanSickle

Sandra VanSickle is an ardent entrepreneur, continuing education instructor, and lifelong learner, with nearly 40 years of experience in the window fashion industry. A passion for fabric and design led her to abandon the “corporate box” and pursue her dream of business ownership. She is the proud owner of Sew What’s New, a wholesale custom home furnishings workroom, Cuddle-bugs-n-Cocoons, an online, international retail business featuring her blanket and bedding designs, and most recently, NewTech-Style, her online tech presence. Read More…

Skill Level

Beginner

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