Absolute Beginners …

This is a 3 hour workshop that I run from the superb facilities at my friends haberdashery shop My Sewing Basket in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.

My attendees have little to no experience so we explore how to thread a machine, wind the bobbin, practice a bit of sewing in a straight -ish line and then I throw them right in.

Although at the beginning they are a little nervous a real comradery builds amongst them and before I know it the volume level is through the roof…..just where I like it!

 

By the end they start to turn through their cushion slips and I just stand back and watch their faces as the penny drops with them how this inside out thing really is a cushion cover, they insert the cushion pad and laughter is the over riding sound. How fantastic is that? To know I helped get them there.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle
    Aug 15, 2013 @ 15:10:39

    I still remember my first quilt instructor…..over 20 yrs ago…..she gave the encouragement and words of wisdom for my first sewing project – a log cabin quilt. Life changing. They say sewing skips a generation. My grandmother was a sewist in the the 20s with her PFAFF treadle in Holland, my mom can’t thread a machine, and my daughter calls me the ‘sewing freak’. 🙂

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    • oursewingpatch
      Aug 15, 2013 @ 15:21:48

      Thats such a great thing to hear. In fact apart from my very talented Mum spending hours teaching me I remember clearly Miss McGarry my needlecraft teacher in senior school, she was a stickler for the detail, it never left me! Sewing Freak is tres chic!

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  2. CurlsnSkirls
    Aug 15, 2013 @ 17:26:18

    remember begging my grandmum to show me how to sew before i got up enough in school to have had classes. will never forget me first dress, at about 11 (?) gold taffeta. for Christmas. Can you imagine??? I had trouble getting the inset sleeves to look right – but didn’t let that stop me from enjoying it! oh, what a drag it was when i had to do a simple apron for school project… lolol!
    xx del

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