I hope to inspire and entertain you with a lot of sewing and a little of everything else!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Sewing School 1: Pillowcases

I was delighted that 2 of my best friends, Sally and Carol, expressed an interest in learning to sew. We were able to get together last week and do our first lesson, a basic pillowcase. They chose 2 fabrics and learned many techniques: measuring and rotary cutting, seams and seam allowances, overcasting, and the basics of threading and using a sewing machine. I had fun, too! I made one that is the first item in my Christmas present stash (shhh- it's for hubby):

 I was thrilled to find Star Trek fabrics at Joann's!! Here's the one Carol made for her daughter:
This is the one Sally made from flannel for her little boy:
(They are straight, but I took the photos on the curved back of a couch.)

We all had fun sewing while the kids played together. Our next class will be a canvas tote bag. I am looking forward to it. If I can't find friends who sew, I'll have to teach them!!