Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week #3 Trash to Treasure. . . or at least something fun and usable.

Challenge: Make something out of something you would normally throw away
Project: The Selvage Bag.

So a few weeks ago I was lamenting my lack of knowledge in utilizing my own serger.
 I have had it for over a year (Christmas present 2009, thanks dad) and can only use it for the most basic serging.
I started searching for somewhere to take a serger class so I could do more.
 In my searches I found Mama Said Sew

The Creative Station & Fabric Depot in Fort Collins. My new favorite store. They have classes, gorgeous fabric and specialty patterns as well as sewing classes. If you live in NoCo (Northern Colorado) and have not been there yet. . .go, you will not regret it.
I signed up for their "sergers demystified" class that I will be taking this Thursday and I am very excited. 
Last Friday I attended their monthly craft party. Much fun was had by all.
The monthly craft was salvaging your selvages.
We made small bags and pin cushions out of, you guessed it, selvage edges.
It was awesome. The project was taught by the amazing Tara from TinkerFrog
Here we are hard at work at our sewing machines. Don't we look industrious?

This week I am going to take some left over selvage edges from the party and make some bags. 
Trash into something fun and useful.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather! I love your blog...congrats! It was so much fun hanging out with you at the Serger Class. I hope to see you soon!


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