Sunday, 11 August 2013

Make & Take at the Fabric Warehouse

One of my favourite shops, The Fabric Warehouse, has recently moved premises and now has a workshop where they are running Make & Take classes, in all sorts of craft. I signed up for Home Made Hearts and took mum along.
 We started off with a cup of tea, which is always a good start
The session was 2 hours long so Victoria, the tutor, had made up a kits
 for everyone on the course consisting of 2 large calaco hearts with a fabric heart attached with bondaweb and a calaco panel. We also had some thread and some buttons.
We wrote a slogan on the calaco panel.
Then we back stitched over the writing. 

Everyone on the course had different levels of sewing experience and 
Victoria helped us all with tips & advise.   
I added some buttons & crocheted flowers to decorate my heart.
Once the front of the heart was finished we machine sewed the back to the front
 with the right sides together leaving a gap at the top.

The hearts were turned the right way out and the gap was over sewn to close. 
They were finished off with a ribbon hanger & a bow.

We finished the session with a bit of cake. The perfect end to a very enjoyable couple of hours and some quality time with mum - something I don't do often enough.