February 21, 2013

The dreaded zipper...

Hello fellow crafter's,

Tonight I'm heading to Fabrications Ottawa to take my first ever sewing class!
I'm excited and also nervous...I've never taken a sewing class before, nor have I sewed on a different machine before. I'm still getting to know my Huqsvarna Viking machine, so far she's been good to me, but I've yet to really use most of the features!

The reason I'm doing this is because typically I make my pillows with overlapping backs...like so:

Tonight however I will be learning to put a zipper on a pillow! I've never used the zipper foot on my machine before...I'm not even sure if I'll want to put zippers on pillows, but I figured it's something to learn and might come in handy in the future!

What I'm most excited about however is getting to buy new fabric to make said pillow! I have my eye on some of Fabrications Japanese fabrics...so unique, so fun! You can see them here:

Fingers crossed that it goes well tonight, either way I'm happy to be out meeting other creative people, learning new things and getting to buy new fabric!
(i'll post a picture of the final product if all goes well;)