Ribbon Edging. Nice detail.
Here I am making final adjustments to the insert and the cover.
Remember, at the beginning of this series, I said I was interested in learning from other's artist process? The next photos give some perspective about process. At least, my process which is full of mistakes.
I'd forgotten to include my most prized sewing implement -
THE SEAM RIPPER!
It's the short sharp pointy thing in the middle.
I used to feel discouraged when this would happen. It was the simplest of skills - sew two pieces of fabric together. The basics. Straight line. Not a big deal. But, once again, there it would be. The dreaded 3 layer pile-up.
It was in my quilting classes that I learned to sit back, put up my feet and get to work with my seam ripper. The perfect quilter ladies tore out seams all the time. Not even for mistakes but just because they didn't like the look of a seam. Seam ripping is part of the zen of sewing. Don't let it throw you.
Back to work. Smoothly ironed, straightened fabric held loosely but firm. People sew for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes, they want a specific item. Sometimes, they find a fabric they love. For me, I sew for the touch and feel of the fabric. It's great to be able to create a finished product - to say "I made that" but sewing is very frustrating and, in the long run, I have to like touching the fabric. The end result is just the result.
That's it for the Pink Paisley Futon. It's journey has it going onward to Canada.
My mother-in-law is coming on Tuesday with containers of more fabric. I can't wait to see what she brings and am inspired to start on another futon.
Keeping with my artistic inspiration theme my plan is to post about sewing centers, stores and resources in Southern California. Check back to find out about places you can sew and create your own projects.