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I currently live in Birmingham and come from Solihull. I have a love of all things crafty, developed from my mom's love of crafts as I was growing up. I currently work in marketing, but I'm a qualified Aromatherapist, and use to be self employed alongside a day job, might one day return to that. I try to fit in crafts when I can, I wish I had more time and money to spend on it! I enjoy researching my family history and finding out about the past. It can get frustrating, but is really rewarding when you have a break through! I hope to meet people with similar interests as me and swap advice/stories.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Sewing Class

I booked tickets for this class back in June, finally October came and we went to Guthrie & Ghani for a beginners class in cushion cover making.

In case you didn't know, I ended up going to this class after seeing The Great British Sewing Bee and finding that there was a local haberdashery shop doing some craft workshops. I hadn't been to one before, and although I had dug out the old Singer sewing machine and tried a few bits, I hadn't made anything on the sewing machine since school. I have done some hand sewing, but going to the class made me want to get the machine back out! Shame it only has two stitches - forward and reverse... mind you people made great things with two stitches, so I should try, and then ask Father Christmas for a modern machine!!!

Nice environment to learn in - bright and airy- liking the bunting too!

10 people in a class, so you have enough 1 to 1 time from the tutor

So, it was an envelope cushion cover we made, using a pattern, cutting your fabric and using the machine to sew it together and create button holes. Once you got into the swing of it, it was fun, although once or twice you look round to see what others are doing!

After I finished the cover, knowing how to follow a pattern and take the right steps it's quite addictive and seeing so many crafters make such lovely things, I hope I can add more fabric items to my online collection. Also having just moved house it opens up a lot of opportunities for me to make all sorts! As well as having discovered some lovely fabrics...I wanted to order some more online, but I held off for the moment!!

Envelope Cushion Cover - Button side up!

I was pleased with my cushion cover, just need a better cushion pad!

Another hand made cushion cover (knitted) - a house warming gift.

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