Hopefully what I've learnt on the beautifully behaved and well mannered machines provided during the lessons will translate to my rather more petulant and unpredictable machine at home.
My cushions are finally completed. I've made them for Ruby's playhouse where she has rather more cushions than the soft furnishing department of John Lewis already. But still, she likes to cosy down with her books and her teddies 'upstairs' in the playhouse, and these two new additions make it even more snuggley.
Because I was too busy gassing on Twitter and not concentrating, I did mess up whilst cutting the fabric for the second one, so ended up having two cushions which are the reverse of each other. Nevermind, I quite like this happy accident, and if anyone should ask then I shall tell them it was completely, deliberately intended.
I mastered the art of button-holes, which on the machine I used was a breeze. It basically does it all for you, all you need to do is keep your foot on the pedal - my kind of sewing!
Armed now with my pattern and the knowledge of how to make a cushion which won't fall to bits, I'm planning to completely stuff our new house with soft furnishings (won't the old man be pleased?!). I've already had a splurge on eBay, Ikea and a boot sale and now have an arsenal of fabby fabrics ripe for cushion-making. I even picked up two brand new feather filled cushion pads at the boot sale for 50p.
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Pop on over to White Lily Green to see what everyone else has been making.