Showing posts with label patchwork. Show all posts
Showing posts with label patchwork. Show all posts

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Patchwork Pride

Well, episode two of my sewing journey saw me returning to Butterfly Bright
For the beginners Patchwork Cushion Workshop! I didn't honestly think I was ready, but Ali assured me I was. 
I chose some fabric that I have had my eye on for a while, a lovely green background with yellow, white and red ditsy flower print from Riley Blake, to contrast I chose red with white mini polka dots from Makower! 

I followed Ali's strict instructions, cut the pieces into 4.5inch squares and arranged them into my desired pattern. The sewing together was simpler than I thought, although I wasn't warned about the ironing part!! (I do not believe in ironing!!) The way the cushion came together was magical, a journey into the mystical world of patchwork, turning it the right way and then filling with the real feather cushions pads completed a brilliant evening...

What will I make next????

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sew Sew Sew

Well what a brilliant day!
Today was the day I got over my fear and unwrapped my new sewing machine and did some serious sewing!!!

Firstly I would like to thank the amazing Ali from Butterfly Bright for her patience and determination to get me sewing. I took my machine into work this morning and prepared myself for epic failure, but what took place proved rather enlighening. Myself and my fellow trainee Mrs D first got to grips with threading the cotton and preparing the bobbin, once the machines were ready we chose some fabric and had a play with the different settings on our machines. When we were confident (?) with the concept of sewing straight lines and in a circle (harder than it sounds), we move onto making the project of the day - a pin cushion
Fabric chosen 
Fabric cut 
Sew pretty design
place both pieces right side facing and sew around 3.5 sides

stuff the middle  + sew up the side
Ta da!
To say I was proud was an understatement, I took my machine home and dually repeated the process as requested by my four year old to produce another 'Dolly Pillow'.

See tomorrow's to see what I did next with my sewing machine...
Clue - it involves patchwork!!