HeatherMakes is all about handsewn items.
I was shown how to use a sewing machine a few years ago. Since then I have taught myself to make and create a variety of products.
These are just some of the things I make:-
Global Sewing party hosted by myself at Omagh Integrated Primary School. The Global sewing Party was organised by Coloured buttons
My 11 year old daughter, Katie and I taught her classmates to sew! this was a Global swing Party. See Newspaper Write ups for full details. It really was the most amazing experience!
Katie, is a Sewing Ambassador for #sewasoftie
At my children's secondary school I have started a sewing class. The children are really excited and learning fast. Fingers crossed that this is a success.
Teaching a group of ladies to use a sewing machine whilst also teaching them quilting! great fun, a chill out and socialising! Great for the mental health!
A few years ago I went on a one day course and was taught how to use a sewing machine.
Over the years of machine sewing, I have built up my skills and confidence. Other than being taught how to use a sewing machine I have taught myself all that I know. Since sewing seems to be coming back 'into fashion' people are now wanting to learn.
The past few weeks I prepped and have taught a number of ladies how to machine quilt. So far we have a good three quarters of a quilt top ready to be sewn together (photo below) This project is for a community centre and the quilt will be hanging proudly on the wall for all to see!
Not only have the ladies learnt a new skill but we all have had lots of laughs too. I am a firm believer that sewing is therapeutic.
I am also teaching sewing at a local school. My aim for the children to be able to make their own quilts, cushions etc. I think they will enjoy the handmade crafts teaching. Arts and crafts seem to be more popular than they were.
Maybe one day I can start my own sewing school. I am really enjoying teaching sewing.
Cara and I doing a sewing demonstration at the An Creagán centre. #Omagh #teachsewing #teachchildrentosew #learntosew