About 6 weeks ago, my husband came home from work asking me if I was willing to do a little sewing for someone that he worked with who wanted some pillows made. I thought “pillows?” “they’re a snap!”. Ha. Little did I know that the day I started them my machine would decide to break and become totally unusable. We ended up at the shop twice and then gave up and bought a totally new machine.
We went with a simple Bernette 66 for Bernina that hopefully will last for years to come. I really loved the service at the store those ladies were all so nice to me, besides the other perks (such as warranty and free maintenance/cleaning for a year…etc). My machine also came with three classes which I learned some amazing tips from such as: Make sure you thread your machine’s upper thread with the foot down because this sets the tension properly….this is one trick I still need to master. Also, only turn the side needle-positioner wheel (whatever it’s really called) towards you and never away as this messes up tension too. I never knew! I am sewing better than ever! I’m also thrilled with the foot power that I know have from the courses I took. I was so excited to start on the pillows that I was supposed to make in this material that I LOVE! I took the courses before starting and I’m so glad I did. This was a pretty fun project though a little nerve racking trying to make them perfect for the girl I was making them for :).
Here’s a photo of what they look like in her cute newly-decorated apartment that she sent me. I also designed the middle pillow myself because she wanted a more embellished pillow but not too crazy. I love how they turned out!
When we were picking out supplies she also asked my advice on what to do for a flower arrangement. I was so flattered that anyone would ask my advice on anything…it was a nice feeling. This was my suggestion for the flowers…she thought of filling the jar with beans which I love and suggested she paint them. It looks awesome!