Making preparations

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Later this week I am going to be giving a sewing lesson to a good chum who has been bugging me for a very long time to show her how to make cushion covers with piped edges and zipped fastenings. So guess what… I had to make a trip to a favourite haberdashery shop to get ‘supplies’.

Rather worryingly, when I searched for ‘haberdashery’ near my office there were a few too many options. Living slightly outside the M25 means that my choices are all a car drive away so the prospect of so much choice within walking distance was tantalising.

I don’t have to buy any fabric though. I bought a bolt of this lovely plaid before Christmas, intending to make a set of winter cushions for my sofa. This is what we will be using as it will be very forgiving of any beginner errors. I have bought lovely red ribbon for the piping as it will be a real contrast of textures as well as some buttons to cover.

My friend has promised to buy cookies to eat as we stitch so it looks like we’ll be having a fun afternoon. If I remember to take a photo I’ll share the finished results with you.

Cat x

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