Date - 19/11/2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Duration – 3 hours
This workshop is suitable for those with basic machine skills (able to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, sew a straight stitch).
**This workshop will be delivered virtually via the online video conferencing platform, Zoom. If you don’t already have a Zoom account, it is easy to set one up for free (basic package) via their website. On the day of the workshop I would email you the workshop joining instructions. Zoom allows 2 way communication between all participants and myself, allowing questions, feedback, demonstrations and conversation! It’s good fun and a great way to socialise with other people whilst sewing, during this period of lockdown.**
Sew a Christmas cushion cover
This workshop involves using appliqué to sew pieces of one/multiple fabrics onto a different fabric into a pattern or picture. It is a great project for unleashing your creativity and using up fabric scraps. The photos are just examples of my ideas but feel free to design your own – anything is possible!!
They would make a fantastic handmade Christmas gift for someone or to proudly put on display at home and get out of the trimmings box each year.
You will learn:
- How to appliqué using Bondaweb and the sewing machine
- How to make an envelope cushion cover
Any hand sewing of embellishments may need to be finished off after the workshop.
N.B. Although this is advertised as a Christmas cushion workshop, designs are not limited to Christmas at all – anything is possible, you choose!
Please have a think about your design in advance of the workshop and try and have a plan before the workshop. This will save time on the day. Pinterest is a great place for inspiration!
To find some potential templates to use, search ‘applique templates’ in google and you will find a selection of templates. You can use both pictures and letters.You can also free hand draw a design. My advice would be to keep it simple! Remember whatever your design, you are going to have to sew round the outside of the shapes so don’t go for anything too intricate!
The following supplies will be sent to you prior to the workshop:
Fabric – Plain white cotton fabric for the cushion cover will be provided.
You will also need:
A selection of fabric scraps (if you don’t have any, let me know I can include some in with the other supplies)
A couple of pieces of plain paper
Sewing machine pre threaded with thread colour of your choice
Once the supplies have been posted out, there will not be an option for a refund on the class.
For examples of people’s work from previous All About The Sew applique workshops please see the gallery and scroll down to Applique examples.
“I love applique! It’s a great technique to use up all those treasured fabric scraps and is such a useful skill to have, I use it a lot to personalise or customise projects. It is an opportunity to make something truly unique!”
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