Friday, May 13, 2011

May Classes: Petal Pillow

The Petal Pillow Class
Tues May 17th @ 7:30 pm
@ Briana Johnson's Home

Its been so fun because there has already been a bunch of buzz regarding this pillow.  I can't wait to see your pattern and color choices!

Uniquely we will be pretty much following the tutorial found on Cluck Cluck Sew so I decided that I would save myself some time and refer you to their blog for some of the supplies {the rest are listed below}and the cutting instructions, which are pretty thorough {found a little oops, see below}

{***UPDATED INSTRUCTIONS*** as of 5/16- Found info left out of blog instructions- IF you bought a fabric with width of 60" like she did, such as a home decor fabric, you are fine with her instructions
IF however you bought a quilting cotton with width of 44/45" you need to cut out your pieces at different measurements, trust me:-)  Your pillow form will still fit, it will just be a firmer look, which I like anyway.
Pieces will need to be 18.5" x 18.5", 18.5 x 14.5", 18.5 x 11.5"}

In addition to the supplies listed on the blog, please bring your basic sewing supplies:
Thread that matches both fabrics - 1 or 2 different spools depending
Fabric marking pen {unless you mark your large circle at home}
Machine manual
Tape measure
Straight pins
Seam ripper
Ironing board (we need at least 1 per 2 people)

If you want to leave with a completed pillow {you can do it!!!}, bring a 18 inch pillow form.

Follow all of the cutting instructions on the blog found here until you get to this photo showing the large circle traced onto the front piece of the pillow.  If you have a bowl you want to use as the large circle pattern, you can either trace it at home or bring it with you.  Otherwise I will have one for you to use.

Please please please come with all of your pillow pieces and petals cut, so we can dive into sewing the pillow first thing!  I think we can complete this project if we can spend our full time sewing.  If you have any cutting questions, please feel free to call me before Tuesday's class.  This is a great beginner's class full of quick gratification.  

As usual, please RSVP to let me know if you will be attending this class!