Monday, 3 January 2011

my first project

This was my first ever sewing machine project. I found a leaflet in Hobbycraft and thought that I could do that. It said it was for beginners and would take about an hour. It took me two hours. Found the measuring a bit complicated as I wanted an equal square and lines but with patience I got there.
It is sitting on my beanbag in the living room. The kids love it, and I am proud of my first project. The hand sewn bit looks dodgy, and my mum moaned at me as I used white thread and not blue, I didn't realise the thread had to match the fabric. Just shows that I am a complete beginner who just learning a new skill, bit like learning a language the more you read and practice the more advanced you become.

Here is the link to the cushion pattern, I changed the gingham to plain blue as it was my personal preference


  1. So you should be proud too .......... it looks lovely and you have learnt so much from that one cushion. Happy Stitching!!

  2. Cool! I love the ric-rac :) I might have to try making a cushion now :)
    Ashley x

  3. That cushion is fabulous. Love it.