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Planning the fall

Finally this falls schedule with classes and workshops are up! Me and my friend/colleague are planning a bunch of fun events this fall. A few years ago when I lived in Prague I taught sewing for beginners and it was so much fun. I’ve had a few classes and workshops since moving back and I had a couple this spring but now I feel like it’s time to really get the ball rolling! 😉 I hope to see you this fall!

If you live in the Gävle area, you can check out the local schedule here: http://www.stellasews.com/workshopsevents/


Monthly makers – May

Seriously, where does the time go? I remember in the beginning of the month I looked in my calendar and though “wow this is a busy month!” It has been, indeed and now its just a mere week left.

Anyways…. This months theme was…fabric! I had a few ideas in my head but then one morning when dropping my kid of at day care, I was asked for some expertise… Long story short – the day care wanted a banner for an outdoor party and of course I offered to make it. All the flags where already cut out (so I actually did very little…) but its such a fun and easy project to do that I thought I’d share it here. You can easily do one with some left over fabric you have for a more whimsical look.

Just cut out a bunch of triangels, I do 17cm wide at the top and then 20cm to the bottom. Press down 1.5cm and sew with a straight stitch, make sure you secure the thread at the beginning and at the end. Even though it’s an easy and quick job, it should still be done well so that it last for a long time. Then I used a thicker cotton string to hang them. And look at the result 🙂

Monthly makers January – Mountain pillow

So I finally decided on what to make for Januarys theme, contrast – a mountain pillow. My kid is getting a new bed and I thought a new pillow would be nice.

You’ll need:
*Two pieces of fabric in contrasting colors, I went with linen. They grey one is 45*70 and the white one 30*50
*Sewing machine
*Matching thread

1.  First, cut out 2 triangles from the white fabric. At the bottom of the triangles, cut out smaller ones to form the snow. 

2. Lay one of the white pieces on top of the grey, make sure that there aren’t any gaps between them and with a ruler or a measuring tape, mark guidelines for where to cut the grey fabric in order to get the full triangle.

3. Pin all the small triangles to the grey and with a straight stitch, sew them all down. Repeat with the other two pieces so that you have two looking the same.

4. Place the pieces with right sides towards each other, pin them together and sew around, but leave a 10-15cm gap at the bottom.

5. Trim any excess fabric on the sides, and cut of the corners.

6. Turn the pillow right side out and fill it with stuffing or fabric scraps or an old pillow.

7. Stitch the hole together, either by hand or with the machine.

This was my contribution for Januarys theme from Monthly makers, you can read more about the monthly makers here.  My inspiration for this month theme you can find here and my Pinterest board for monthly makers here.