To celebrate the start of the school holidays, I booked myself a place on a cushion making workshop at Callyco over in Cambridge. You may remember that I went there last summer too and learnt how to make a little zip bag. Callyco is a really lovely shop with lots of gorgeous fabrics and trims. I arrived early and picked out a pretty star print fabric. Then it was down to the basement for the class to begin. The numbers are kept small (only 6 to a class) so you never have to wait more than a couple of minutes if you get stuck. It's set out really nicely, take a look for yourself!
There a lots of lovely bits and pieces to look at for inspiration too.
See what I mean? Gorgeous, isn't it?! Stacey took us through the making process step by step. After cutting out two squares of fabric, I used a zigzag stitch for the first time to neaten up the edges where the zip was to go.
I decided to add a pompom trim so that I could learn how to do it in the session. After pinning it on, I sewed it on with the machine.
I didn't take any more photos during the class because I was too busy sewing. It was fun to see how everyone's cushions turned out and Stacey was really pleased with our efforts. Mr JK was equally impressed and has put in a request for another one, so I have ordered some more fabric!! I'm going to use them to make our garden bench a little more comfortable.
Although I'm asking myself who I'm making it more comfortable for!! Flo has given it the paws up!! I'm off to Fibre East with Snoopydog tomorrow, so will report back on Monday. xxx