Monday, February 16, 2009

Sewing Classes

Once again I have just completed teaching preday classes at Martha Pullen School of Art and Fashion in Huntsville, AL. I am always excited about meeting up with old friends and making new ones, and the sewing is fun too! I love teaching beginning classes where the ladies are either new to sewing or picking an old hobby back up. Many of the ladies are about to be grandmothers or are needing a baby gift for a Spring baby, so that is why I chose this sweet bubble for one of the classes. For the Shadow Embroidery Bubble class we used pattern #126 Dedication Bubble and the duck embroidery pattern and instructions in the Heirloom Embroidery Book. The bubble was made with a plain front and the collar pattern was rounded for a Peter Pan style collar. Shadow Embroidery is an easy and fast stitch and the blanket stitch is an old standard that adds a touch of color to the collar and sleeves. One of the things that the class liked about this project was that the bubble can be totally constructed first and then the embroidery done last. For many seamstresses, this guarantees a finished garment! Several in the class made the bubble suitable for a baby girl by using the girl sleeve pattern and change the blue embroidery to pink. This may become my favorite baby gift to have on hand!


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