Home economics was never like this

The last time I took any sort of organised sewing class was back in High School. I enjoyed my home economics classes and still have some of the things that I made (including an elephant whose ears I sewed on upside down) but I wouldn’t be in a hurry to go back and do them again.

Unlike the class that I attended last night. Under guidance from Steven, his mum bought me vouchers for the Make Lounge for my birthday. To quote their website:  “The Make Lounge offers contemporary craft workshops with a stylish, social twist – perfect for embracing the ‘make do and mend’ ethic in a fashionable way!”

I took one of their intermediate sewing classes, the zippers clinic. We learned how to sew in regular zips and invisible zips and then made a little zippered oilcloth pouch. Here’s mine:


And with the zip open, just to prove it works:


There were wine and nibbles on hand and the atmosphere was fun and friendly. I had been a bit nervous about turning up on my own but I had a brilliant evening. I had enough vouchers for two classes so I’m already booked on the reversible handbag class next week and I can’t wait!

As well as their sewing classes, they offer crochet, jewellery-making, needle-felting, leather-working and lots of others with even more being added all the time. I realise I might be starting to sound like an advert but I promise I have no connection with them other than being a very satisfied customer!

P.S. I still haven’t finished the last two Double Vision squares and here are a couple of sneak peeks at why:



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