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« on: August 08, 2011 08:47:39 AM »

I wasn't sure where to post this, as it was more of a sewing exercise that turned into cushions than an intended 'homewares' thing... Smiley But they have definitely made a difference to my living room so I'll go with this!

I've had a second-hand sewing machine for a few months now, but having established that I could hardly sew a straight line hadn't dared to actually make anything with it! My mum finally persuaded me that I'd gain a lot of confidence if I actually sewed something constructive instead of making lots of wobbly lines on scrap material, so I took a deep breath and started chopping up fabric. Three patchwork cushions later...and I'm officially addicted! I love the cushions, even the dodgy bits, and as I've still got a couple of free 'insides' I'll definitely be making more. When I get some more material...turns out old stretchy t-shirts aren't as easy to sew. Ie, they stretch.

Here's the two most recent ones:

And my newly 'redecorated' settee:

You may be able to guess how I progressed through more complicated sewing here!

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011 09:01:48 AM »

Nice!  Sometimes I pick out projects that are just on the side of harder than I think I'm ready for, because it ends up teaching me something useful and I really enjoy the learning process.  It seems like you did well there in following your mom's advice.

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I am really interested in doing a personal swap, especially for greener things like reusable lady items, wool dryer balls, or other such things.  I can knit, sew, draw, and put things together in pretty neat ways.  Please PM me if you're interested.
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