We had our fourth class last night. We made our second pillow, one with a zipper this time. I could have used the same material as the first, but I decided I just wanted random patterns since these are learning projects. You saw my choice in (Sewing Funtime (2))
Adding the zipper was easier than I anticipated, though I did make a careless mistake that bummed me out a bit (more because I made the error than the fact that it’s visible on the pillow). Also, had I realized that the stitching would show on the outside around the zipper, I would have used black thread. But the zipper will be on the bottom of the pillow, so it’s not a big deal. (and I didn’t know which stripe the zipper would end up on anyway)
I’m still really happy with how it turned out.
And a note that I don’t think I mentioned before: each pillow is 14″x14″ (the required pillow sizes were either that, 16″x16″, or 18″x18″)
Next week we start the pajama pants! We’ll be following a pattern this time. I’m excited to see how that works.
I think I mentioned that there are two other levels of sewing classes at the BCAE. I’m definitely planning to sign up for level two, which is home decor. And I think I will consider signing up for level three (a project of my choice). I think I’d like to make a dress. That would be fun! (I really need a giant craft room….)
(and for now, I think I’m going to nix the Crafty Thursday posts…I know I won’t have lots of updates on those different crafts each week..maybe I’ll change it into a monthly type thing eventually, but for now, I’m going to hold off)