Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sewing class #7

well hello there!

a warm welcome to the new followers and visitors
I am overwhelmed by the lovely comments on the give-away
you make my day girls!



now back to the sewing class
I decided to combine crafts this time ~ sewing and knitting to be exact
in one piece, a cushion
(or pillow, what is the difference? native english speakers, help me out here)

but I must say
I underestimated this project just a little tiny bit...
... well ok, that was a huge understatement

knitting the front piece was the easy part for me
but sewing the knitted part to a fabric; to the border; to the jeans at the back; in all straight lines
took me hours and hours, a lot of thinking and the first broken needle on the machine

so again, I learned a lot
and am again happy with the result!



the jeans at the back is a used jeans from the boyfriend, with marks from renovating the house in Sweden
don't you love the combination of this roughness with the sweet little flower border in the middle?

I put it on a chair to give you an idea of the size of it
it measures 50x50 cm without the border

next week: sewing class #8, the last class of the course
any good advice on what project to start this last class? challenging sewing ideas? new techniques for me?
I would love to get some inspiration from you!

wishing you a lovely Thursday


22 comments:

  1. I say patchwork of course. Maybe a patchwork shopping bag? With some trims. Maybe not the most challenging project but cute and oooohhh so fun. You are really getting good at this. Zips, button holes, trims, borders... I haven't even gone down that lane yet. I absolutely dig the jeans with the trim, and the stains gives it a personal twist. I love the perfection in something that is imperfect. Well done.

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  2. Love the cushion - I have a lovely jumper which unfortunately got into the wrong wash!! it is now child size, but I am worried that when I cut it for a cushion what will happen! perhaps you could try it!!
    Jillxx

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  3. This is SO cool! I am taking sewingclasses as well... class #4 is coming up next Saturday. I have also created a pillowcase (though I still have to finish it...). I like how you combined fabric, wasn't it hard to combine the knit and the 'normal' fabric? Anyway: woohoo to you!!
    Esther.

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  4. Wat een leuk kussen. Ik ben niet zo'n breister, maar een oud vest kan ook! Enne, wbt. Je naailes, heb je al eens een tas gemaakt? Voering, misschien een piping of een rits... Leuk blog heb je, ik ben hier voor het eerst.

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  5. It's beautiful, I love to use things that were once something else. Being British I would say a cushion is something you would put on your sofa and a pillow is what you put your head on in bed.
    Kandi x

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  6. That a really fantastic cushion Maaike!!!! You are doing brilliantly with your sewing! xx

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  7. Wauw Meissie!!! Wat een mooi kussen! Echt om trots op te zijn!
    En je volgende naailes ... mmm moeilijk he? Patchwork misschien? Ik ben reuze benieuwd wat je gaat maken.

    Dikke Kus!
    San

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  8. Hi!

    I love your photos and your creations!

    /YvvePyvve in Sweden

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  9. wow what a lovely cool pillow, i like it!

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  10. I love the combination knitting-jeans. Very nice!

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  11. Wat een geweldig kussen! Heel leuk gedaan met de knopen en de spijkerstof!
    Groetjes Michaja

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  12. Wat een supermooi kussen Maaike. Ben benieuwd naar de laatste les, je maakt echt superleuke dingen.
    Groetjes Ester

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  13. Love the cushion and the personal touches in it! Combining knits with wovens is TOUGH! Yay for you!!

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  14. Voor je achtste les is een tas wel een heel leuk idee, zo met de lente in het vooruitzicht! Probeer een eenvoudig patroon met hengels, een voering met een zakje voor je mobiel en je hebt err weer een leuk handig ding bij.
    Succes, ik ben benieuwd wat het worden gaat!

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  15. Your cushion is adorable and such special touches! :o)
    I have a knit sweater that I love and can no longer wear and would like to create it into a cushion. I am frightened by the sewing and cutting process, for fear that once it is cut, it will unravel. Do you have any suggestions?
    Sincerely, Trish

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  16. via via via kwam ik op je blog terecht en ik ben nu al (na een minuutje of 10 rond te hebben geneust) groot fan ;)
    Hele mooie foto's en erg leuke dingen die je maakt.
    Ben benieuwd wat je in de volgende naailes gaat maken.
    Groetjes,
    Anneke
    (handige An)

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  17. Sjonge jee wat heb je die kussens leuk gemaakt met dat randje eraan! Echt te gek!

    Jij hebt 't echt in je vingers meid!

    Fijn weekend he...veel groetjes

    ~ Veronique ~

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  18. I think it is really great. I love the denim mixed with the knitting, and all of the embellishments. I love pillows/cushions of all sorts. They so easily transform a room.

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  19. Geweldig kussen, leuk hoe je de verschillende materialen hebt gecombineerd, daar houd ik wel van !

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  20. That pillow is too sweet, I love it!
    Hey I have a pattern formula I shared on my blog for making a flare skirt. I hope you will like to try it out:
    http://slipstitchesandmore.blogspot.com/2010/03/denim-flare-skirt-free-how-to.html

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  21. Cushion versus pillow- a cushion you would sit or lie on, like a couch cushion, or a cushion used for propping yourself up when watching tv. a pillow is for resting your head on in bed at night.
    Also, a pillow has a covering (pillow case) that i often removed to wash whereas a cushion is generally made from a more sturdy fabric (and usually without a removable cover) that is washed less often.
    You may find cushions (or 'throw pillows') on your bed but you would never find a pillow on your couch. I'm American so I call the small decorative cushions 'throw pillows' but I believe in British English they're called 'throw cushions'.

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  22. Cushion versus pillow- a cushion you would sit or lie on, like a couch cushion, or a cushion used for propping yourself up when watching tv. a pillow is for resting your head on in bed at night.
    Also, a pillow has a covering (pillow case) that i often removed to wash whereas a cushion is generally made from a more sturdy fabric (and usually without a removable cover) that is washed less often.
    You may find cushions (or 'throw pillows') on your bed but you would never find a pillow on your couch. I'm American so I call the small decorative cushions 'throw pillows' but I believe in British English they're called 'throw cushions'.

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~ sweet thank you for your lovely words ~