Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sew watcha been up to on Thursday nights?

So my BFF from high school, Georgia, sent me a message a few weeks ago, telling me about a place where she had been taking sewing classes. She had seen me pinning a few sewing DIY tutorials on Pinterest. She said she would love for me to take a class with her because it would be like old times! We had home ec together. I talked it over with Coach, got online, and got the LAST spot in the class! It was meant to be!
The Blessed Babe is not too far from our house and Mrs. Ann's studio is sooo adorable! Two hours of class just isn't long enough. You can even take your own machine if you like but she has everything there you need.

We had orientation on Februrary 22, just to learn basics like what a bobbin was, threading the machine, etc., and our first class was Febuary 27. Our first project was a pillow and of course I had to get Georgia colors. I cut out the felt flowers before class and finished it the first night. 

Last Thursday I started back on my Cosmo Bag from the Amy Butler book Amber got me for Christmas.

 I had gotten as far as cutting out the pattern, cutting my fabric, and ironing on the interfacing. In class, I pleated the bag, sewed on the band, and four of the handles. 

I know that doesn't sound like much but that was some tedious work! Especially with all the curves and the turning you had to do for the stitching. And if any of you have ever sewn and followed Amy Butler's directions they are VERY difficult to follow. At least they are for me...

What I have so far...

I can't wait for tonight and see it come together even more!
You can follow along on my Instagram to get snippets from class. 



Pamela said...

Oh my gosh! I love that pillow! SO CUTE!

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