December 5, 2013

STUDENT SHOWCASE ~ October - November 2013

We had fun these last few months making some beautiful projects.   

This is my Zippy Pouch that I teach.  My students can easily customize the size to their liking.

One of my adult students made this for her niece attending Duke University - isn't it cool?  You could obvs do this with other college prints and send them to your favorite college students.  She also made a tote bag to match.

It is fully lined (sorry no picture of that - but it is solid blue).  But I really wanted to show off her BE-YOO-TIFUL zipper ends!  These are very hard to do to make them look nice and I have finally mastered the technique to teach it!  She nailed it!  And there are even little "D"s, on purpose, at each zipper end.  Awesome or what?  And the bottom boxed corners are perfect as well!  Great job!!

This little student was making her first Basic Skirt.  She chose this cute print just in time for Halloween.  Elastic waistband casing.  She could hem it right here and be done.  Simple.  Basic. Easy.

Here she is proud to show it to her mother.

BUT she needed to learn gathers and what better way than as a ruffle at the bottom of the skirt?

What an accomplishment!  Great job, sweetie!  It is so exciting to complete a project and have skills for future projects!

Now, these two sweet girls are (were - one of them had to move away) in a group sewing class together.  They are best friends.  So when we started our apron project, they wanted to make something to remember their friendship.  Best Friend aprons!  They chose an embroidery design and chose their fabrics and colors.  After the embroidery was done, they sewed them up.  They are reversible, too, and have ribbons for ties.

I did the embroidery, just as requested, on the apron piece before they sewed it.

Here is a better close-up.

Then, they also made matching doll aprons, for their "best friend" dolls!  (These doll aprons are also reversible, sharing their fabrics.  As best friends do).  Great job girls!

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