I had my very first ‘proper’ sewing lesson a few weeks ago, with the lovely Emma of ‘Running With Scissors’, Sheffield (check out http://www.rwssheffield.co.uk/ for details of her workshops and general sewing talents).
Emma took me through the very basics of using a sewing machine, how to make a cushion cover and how to put in a zip. I’ve since used my new found abilities to create some cool cushion covers as a gift for my sister’s birthday, and also expanded my skills to create a cute children’s bag for the daughter of a friend of mine.
I’m really looking forward to attending a future workshop at ‘Running With Scissors’ to improve my skills but in the meantime I plan to keep creating by making lovely Christmas decorations – such as a Rudolph tree decoration – and maybe a couple of other secret things which I’ll let you know about next time I post.
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