My talented man makes custom furniture. Before I met him I was always curious about the design and construction of furniture, but since we've been together I've become much more than curious. Now a days whenever I see a chair, ottoman, etc. I start thinking about how it was put together, and with the boy by my side it's easy to figure out.
About eight months ago I became interested in learning more about upholstery, I thought, "hey, my boyfriend makes furniture, wouldn't it be awesome if I could learn how to upholster so we could make things together. That way he'll never be able to get away from me!! MwaHahahaha!!!" (just kidding, I'm not that scary of a girlfriend, and he's actually excited about it).
So I started looking for a place to learn, and didn't find much. What I did find was The Needle Shop, which is the cutest little fabric store run by awesomely cool people. They had a class to make an ottoman, but first there were a few prerequisites. My mom is an amazing seamstress and she taught me a lot (well sometimes she taught me a lot and sometimes she pushed me aside and just did it herself - I LOVE YOU MOM), but I thought, it's been a while, I should just take it from the beginning.
Sewing 101 - learning how to make a basic pillow - with a zzzzzipper!
I made a second one for practice
Piped Pillow - making a . . . piped pillow (duh, what did you think it was)
Will come in the next post, it is late and I'm sleepy!!