Monday, February 9, 2015

Ooh La La... Learning French Seams

Not long ago, I walked into Joann's to purchase some fabric, having no idea something wonderful was about to happen!

A lovely tall woman was at the front door, passing out flyers for their classes.  She asked me if I would be interested in sewing classes.  SEWING CLASSES?!  Poor thing, I almost tackled her!  I've been looking for sewing classes!  How exciting!  Her name is Linda, and I really hope she doesn't get a restraining order against me!

 She asked what I wanted to learn first.  French Seams!  Linda told me that was taught in their pillow case class, and she created a class time just for me, right there, on the spot!  It was a great learning experience and four other sweet ladies took it with me!  One pillow case was made in class, and because I was excited and am a complete goober needed practice, I made a total of six pillow cases in one weekend!  ;-)     

These photos show two of them.  I can't quite decide which toss pillows I prefer with them.
Of course, my favorite decorative pillows are furry and have spots.  AND they mess up all the other pillows!  That's Ivan, the snuggliest little dog ever.
Teaser:  I've already taken another sewing class and can't wait to tell you about it!
What fun things have you been creating?
;-)  -Marci


  1. Lovely pillow cases! Can't wait to hear about your other sewing class.

  2. I remember french seams from sewing classes at school, they are very strong and neat.

  3. Whatt? Your not sharing how to make a pillowcase???!!! Yours are gorgeous! Please do a tutorial!

  4. They came out great! I recently saw some homemade pillow cases in a quilting store and never even thought to make my own. What a wonderful idea, and then you always get the colors you want.

  5. I LOVE making pillowcases, and yours are beautiful- thanks for showing us! They are obviously Ivan approved! ♥ I made several flannel pillowcases (kind of obsessively, lol) during December. I had been determined to learn that "magic burrito" or "hotdog" method and got carried away. :D YES! We want to hear about the other sewing class, too!

  6. Those are gorgeous!! I love the two prints you chose together and the red at the end is beautiful! I need a class. I have a machine but have no idea how to use it.

  7. Oh pretty! And I love the spotted decorative pillow! ;)

  8. I love your pretty pillows and your sweet dog! Lovely fabrics too! Thank you for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  9. French seams are the BEST!!! Especially if you don't have a serger and have whispy fabrics. I learned how to sew when I was about 6 years old. My Nana (from Italy) believed if you could sew you would always have work and could help bring money into the home. Not to mention all the lovely things you can make!!! Congratulations on your new venture and Happy Sewing!

  10. Pillowcases are so much fun, aren't they! :) I made one for each of my grandkids at Christmas time and they loved them! Yours look so pretty...glad that you enjoyed the class and your lovely results :)

  11. I love making pillowcases. They are so fun to make. Yours are so pretty.

  12. Hello Marci! I'm visiting from Roses of Inspiration today!

    Your pillow cases are so lovely... I've never done french seams before - I think I will have to try sometime!!

    Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy your next sewing class!

    Much love, Kelly-Anne

  13. Beautiful pillow cases, Marci! I love the choice of fabric you used :) And your throw pillows are extra pretty. Thanks for sharing at ROI. Hugs to you!

  14. I don't think I have heard of french seams, lovely fabrics!

  15. I have heard of French Seems but haven't tried them. Your throw pillows are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  16. Your pillowcases turned out great, Marci. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your sewing class.


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