Tuesday, 4 February 2014
For my second attempt I decided to do without the liner and just contain the herbal mix in a pretty fabric. It started off good but then I realised that I had sewn the handmade label in the wrong way. On the third attempt I had the right side and wrong side of fabrics facing each other and didn't realise until I went to turn it out, I also sewed the label in the wrong way round. On the fourth attempt I have produced a passable if not plain cushion. My word of the year 'perseverence' paid off in the end but I will need to persevere some more if I want to improve on the above effort.
Now I could do with some advice. Do you think I should leave the pillows (when I make them) as they are, unadorned or do you think that they need some embroidery or further embellishment? I would be interested in your feedback. The pillow above is approximately A5 in size (half an A4 sheet of paper).
I am glad that I got the machine out of its box and astounded myself that I could change a bobbin and thread up the machine! I am looking forward to using it a lot more from now on.