I recognize and acknowledge that Blogland is filled with many superbly-talented and gifted seamstresses. Sadly ... I am not one of them. Therefore, I signed up for sewing classes. Now ... this is not the first time in my middle-aged existence that I've attempted to learn to sew.
Here is the result of my first effort.
Hubs still wears them out of some kind of twisted, pitiful obligation because I chose to make something for him as my first ever sewing project. I even carefully selected a 'themed' fabric with him in mind (golf balls as he loves to play).
This class didn't go so well as we were confined to stay within the parameters of the course outline. We were restricted to sewing only clothing garments as opposed to home decor items ..... thus, this result! Pathetic - and whatever happened to my elasticized waist band? Eeek!
So I sorely relegated my sewing machine to the 'place under the stairs' for several years.
And then I discovered decorating blogs. I couldn't help but drool over the talents of others. I too, wanted to be able to have these glorious items for my home. So I started making purchases through Etsy.
I adored this one .....
LOVED THIS .....
Had to have these .....
You get the picture. Then there came a time when I didn't want to be limited to others' creativity. So once again, it was time. I dug out the sewing machine, wiped off the dust and took the plunge and attended my first sewing class last night. My instructor, Miss Brenda, is fantastic as are my classmates AND we're all working on different projects - whatever strikes our fancy! These ladies are so inspiring. One is actually making her sister's wedding gown!
And here is my first ever cushion cover! I ADORE the fabric!
Now some may question, is this worthy of its own sole blog post? It certainly can't compete with some of the alluring craftsmanship out there. No ruffles nor feathers or bows - no buttons or zippers to close.
And the answer is YES ..... it is worthy, as this was proudly made by me with my own two hands!Cheers - Lisa