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Archive for July, 2012

Tutorials at Cushion & Cake

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

We’ve been making stuff at Cushion & Cake over the last two weeks. Regulars to Cushion & Cake saw the tearoom transformed into a sewing haven where I held two skirt making tutorials.
We were starting out with a really simple skirt. Made with an elasticated waist and no closures to sew, anyone can make one.
The sewers brought their own choice of fabric to make their skirt. Light cottons work best for beginners as they’re easy to sew.
Sewing stations!
By bringing your own machine you can sew more confidently without having to get to know a different one.
So here’s the final product!
Sam, Fiona & Natasha with their creations.
I’ve had a few requests to do more tutorials at the tearoom in the evening so look out for a programme of stuff happening in the near future…

Skirt Making Tutorial

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

OK, we’ve not had much of a sunny Summer as yet, but there’s still time!
I’ve been pottering away on some Summer skirts and I thought maybe you’d like to learn how to make an easy skirt that you can wear on its own, or with tights or leggings.
The skirt can be short or long and will have a comfy elasticated waist with a floaty skirt.
Places for this tutorial will be limited and will require you to bring a fabric you love to make your skirt and if you have one, your sewing machine*.
You will need a maximum of 2.5m of fabric. Make sure you choose something that you will wear. I choose fabrics all the time that I like but wouldn’t necessarily wear!
I’ll provide the other materials required and some tea & biscuits. This tutorial will take place in the evening in the tearoom from 7pm-9pm Wednesday 18th July and Thursday 26th July and is just £10.
*not to worry if you don’t have a machine. I’ll source on for you to use.