This patchwork hearts cushion workshop will show you how to upcycle denim jeans and use fabric scraps to make a gorgeous and totally unique Valentine-themed cushion.
How to harvest useable fabric from jeans or other clothing to re-use it in other projects.
Making a new fabric from old clothing, household textiles, or fabric leftovers/remnants.
How to applique your chosen motif onto the background pieces
Use decorative embroidery stitches to decorate your fabrics
how to sew fabric pieces together as patchwork
creating a simple envelope cushion (alternatively, you could use your panel as a wallhanging or add it to the front of a tote bag.
Artisan Stitch holds a Certificate of Excellence is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’. A UK Enterprise award followed for Best Sewing Classes 2020, Best Private Sewing Education and Tuition in 2021 Best Creative Textiles Workshops 2022.
Who is this aimed at?
Level: Intermediate. You’ll need confident sewing skills.
You will need to bring a pair of used jeans, your own or someone else’s (make sure they’ve given you permission!), plus some scraps of other clothing or craft fabrics in whatever colour you want to work in (you don’t have to make red hearts, any other simple motif will be perfect).
You can bring your own sewing machine or let me know when you book if you need me to prepare one for you to use in the studio. If you are bringing your own, then you’ll need the accessories (presser feet), bobbins, instruction manual, and please check that you have your power cable/foot control.
Artisan Stitch operates a ‘Covid-sense’ policy in accordance with the Scottish Government’s guidance for businesses and workplaces. Protection measures including wearing of face-masks are in place to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and attendees. If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact me for clarification BEFORE you book.
Level: Improvers onwards (Confident sewing machine skills required)
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