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Happy thursday everyone, and welcome to October, the month of woolly jumpers and piles of autumn leaves!

Our biggest news of the week is that we started a sewing club on wednesday night, and it was sensational!

 

 

 

What did we get up to?

Well, as it was our first meet, we thought we'd get started with something relatively simple. My wonderful two friends Sarah and Heidi decided that they would have a go at making some adorable little felt owls using one of our kits.

We learnt how to do some basics (it's always good to know how to knot thread properly!) and what stitches are best when sewing with felt. A beautiful blanket stitch was the name of the game for the evening, and for beginners, theirs were looking pretty good!

 

   

After 2 hours filled with numerous cups of tea, and at least 7 biscuits, we finally brought into the world two beautiful little owls - named Su Peng and Gloria. They had to have names for their little quirky looks and traits!

 

 

As I'd already made an owl, I had a go at doing some contrast blanket stitch on a christmas-themed felt sewing project, so I made a little christmas mitten decoration for the christmas tree! This required a lot of concentration on blanket stitching even for me, as any bad stitching was pretty obvious!

 

 

All in all, it was a great evening and we had a lot of fun sewing, chatting and getting stuck and unstuck!

If you'd like to get involved in a sewing club and live in or around the Bournemouth area, get in touch! We want to encourage people to have a go with sewing, and sewing clubs are a great way to become more confident in your skills and learn a few new techniques

For a small weekly fee of £6.50, you can socialise with like-minded people, have a go at making some new things and take away lifelong learning which can usually be applied to a wide variety of sewing projects! Come along and support each other in your projects, learn from each other and be inspired for new projects. You might even find yourself teaching everyone else a thing or two! Sessions can be spent working on something you've already started, or finding something new for the week's theme. Machine and hand sewing projects are both welcome!

Our first official meeting will start on 4th November, 7.30 - 9.30pm in Southbourne. Fabrics and haberdashery items will be available to purchase on the night, or you can bring your own as required. Refreshments are included - I always need at least a few cups of tea to keep me sewing!

Email info@mysewingbox.co.uk for more info and to sign up.

 

October 02, 2014 by Amy Gilbert

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