Monday, November 8, 2010

::an amazing day::

Saturday was an amazing day. In this post, I mentioned that I found a store that offered sewing classes.


I went to a class on Saturday.  Out of all my little ventures that I have made the past few years, my instructor on Saturday was the nicest and most helpful.  She started at the very beginning [here is the "on" switch for the sewing machine] but never made one feel silly for asking a question or not knowing how to do the simplest task on the sewing machine.  Awesome.

I bought some cheap-ish fabric hurriedly Friday night at Wal-Mart.  While I was waiting for the class to start, I ended up buying new material for my project.  [I'm so glad I did.]

I'm serious, in my opinion, fabric choice is at least 50% of the success of a project.  This material is incredible.

Okay.  So here's my pillow.  I am not patting myself on the back [yet] because a)_I did this project with a helpful instructor close at hand and b)_the material is fabulous.

After class, I marched right back upstairs and purchased another 1/2 yard of the same fabric which forces me to make another one [and soon]. 

::the bigger picture::

::the zipper--not bad for a beginner::

::an up-close and personal view of the brown bird::

::the perky little corner::

I have never been so excited about sewing in my life.  So we need to get our sewing machine fixed pronto so that I can whip up another pillow before I forget what I learned.  And I plan to take another class there.  Whoop!


Maggie said...

That turned out really nice! The fabric is really cute too! Great job!! I'm looking forward to seeing more things you make.... When I was in home ec in school I made a shirt (ugh), lets just say I never wore it! lol Its great that your pillow turned out so nice that you can proudly display it!

Kali said...

Oooohhh...I like it! I've been wanting to do some more sewing. I have some fabric I bought to make an apron, but I'm not sure if that's what I want to do now. So, I'm trying to figure out what else to make...who knows I may end up making an apron after all. :)

Karen said...

Rebecca, what a great looking pillow! Girl, I could have never talked the zipper. I love sewing, straight lines - big things - curtains! Get the picture, not putting in zippers. I do love thf fabric. Goes well with your wallpaper on your blog. :) Good luck! Possibilites are endless.

My Bright Corner said...

The instructor of this class purposefully put a zipper on this pillow to "make" us learn it as a beginner. I think that's a great idea and it doesn't seem so daunting. You would be surprised how I sewed the cool little rectangle around the zipper. My rectangle is a little wobbly but if you just put down scotch tape and stitch around it, you get the boxy look.

Nicole said...

The class looks like a lot of fun and your pillow turned out adorable; absolutely love it!

My Bright Corner said...

Thanks, Nicole!

followingsplendor said...

Love it Rebecca! I love the fabric -- and I just noticed your blog matches:)

My Bright Corner said...

I didn't pick up the fabric to match my blog but it does. Funny, isn't it?! :)

Andrea Speckhals said...

Great job! I am still working on my first pair of culottes for my sewing class. You will hopefully see them on Lindsey after Christmas if they are successful...then you can judge for yourself! I like it also...I just keep feeling like, "Okay, I get it! I can understand this! I can do this!" It is not the big, overwhelming, complex thing it used to be in my mind!

Alisa said...

Awesome job! Fabric makes all the difference!! :)

Amanda said...

Beautiful! I love it!!