I’ve had this post in draft form since the middle of August, but was waiting to publish it until I could take pictures of my other projects. Unfortunately, my camera is broken and I’ve slacked, so I’ve only now taken pictures, so here’s just a wrap up on that…
So Kim and I decided to take the second level of sewing, which started at the beginning of July, after the holiday. We made a seat cushion, a pillow with piping, a table runner and three curtain samples.
I’m so mad at myself with the seat cushion because I measured the material 3 times before I cut it and still cut it an inch too big…mainly because I read the ruler wrong (at least I was consistent with that, right?…right?) And at least I know what the problem was…
One of the fabric places our instructor (the same lady, Julia) told us about turns out to be about a 10 minute walk away from my work, so I went there to get the materials I needed for the rest of the projects for the duration of the class. But I don’t know if I would go there to buy fabrics for clothing or whatever; JoAnn’s has a much bigger selection and just seems cleaner (but the fabric store is pretty cool and good to know it’s nearby in a pinch!)
I really didn’t care for working with the cord (on tape) and the zipper presser foot we used, but maybe it was just the particular cord I got (or the material?) Anyway, it wasn’t horrible, I just didn’t really like using it.
I was very pleased with my table runner. We learned about stitch witchery, which was pretty cool and super easy to use.
We learned how to make 3 different styles of curtains so now I have 3 mini samples of curtains I’ll never use in a fabric pattern I would never use for curtains, but they’re cute nonetheless!
I’ve only uploaded a picture of one of the curtains since I used the same fabric. They’re all basically the same thing, you would just use different means of hanging them up (whether you use a curtain rod or clips).
I haven’t taken any new classes since this second round of classes ended. I planned to take a break since the holidays were coming up (and here they are!), not to mention that the next level is a project of our choice, so I would need a machine at home to work on it, which I don’t have…yet.
Mark got me one for my birthday (which is tomorrow!), but we had to order it online because the one I wanted was not in the store. So I’m super excited and I’ve been looking up patterns to do. I think I will start with a simple skirt… 🙂
Sidenote: I think my blog is becoming more than just book reviews… and I’m okay with it!