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The Joy of Making Stuff

13 Jan

Last night I made this:

I know it’s but a humble cushion cover, but it’s the first thing I’ve sewn with a sewing machine since Home Economics 21 years ago. To say I’m proud of myself would be an understatement! I’m so proud of myself – I turned a simple piece of fabric into a gorgeous cushion cover. I made it. And this morning my son was lounging on it. Which makes me even prouder!

Anyway, I made this during a class called Learn to Sew: Cushion Cover+Floral Corsage at the fabulous Make Lounge. I’ve been wanting to brush up on my machine sewing skills for quite a while so I treated myself to the class as my Christmas present to myself.

And I am so glad I did. We had a wonderful teacher who guided a roomful of absolute sewing novices through the basics until we had all made our lovely cushion covers. I must say, the hardest part of the class was choosing the fabric from the wonderful selection on offer! In the end I chose a cute print by Eleanor Grosch.

Now I just need to choose my next sewing project. It’s going to need to be simple but I’d like it to be practical too. Maybe a tote bag…or bunting…or an apron for my son to go with the wooden play kitchen Santa brought him…