When I was ten years old, I took a summer long sewing camp at our local recreation center. Within that three months I learned how to make an apron, purse, pillow case, quilt, and one ill fitting dress and then (despite my newfound knowledge) abandoned my sewing machine for years to come. Finally when I turned fifteen I felt the itch again and started regularly quilting, it’s a hobby I’ve picked up and dropped a few times but I have always wanted to share some of my completed projects here on A&A with y’all 🙂
This past October I was itching to work on some quilting, but had far too many other creative loose ends to follow through and complete a project on my own. I searched for a class here in Portland and found the prettiest pillow I had ever seen! Even better, you could pick the fabrics and it was a “make & take” class!
I signed up for my first class with Modern Domestic and I couldn’t have been more thrilled with my experience. Here is a little bit about my two weeks with them, and some tips and links if you want to make your own “DIY Hexagon Pillow”
Supplies and Pattern:
If you’re taking a class you will need: Scrap fabrics of choice (I used some of this and this to supplement what was in my stash)/ Needle & thread/ This template/ Canvas or white fabric for pillow face/ Backing fabric/ Batting/ Pillow form
If you are making this at home you will need: Sewing Machine/ Rotary Cutter/ Fabric Scissors/ Iron/ Ironing Board/ Scrap fabrics of choice (I used some of this and this to supplement what was in my stash)/ Needle & thread/ This template/ Canvas or white fabric for pillow face/ Backing fabric/ Batting/ Pillow form
Here is what I thought of the class experience as a whole:
The class was expensive ($100+) but worth every penny. The instruction was hands on (my instructors beautiful instagram page) and very easy to follow. The store and studio is well equipped to serve your needs and “whoops I forgot that” moments. There are tons and tons of fabrics and finishings to choose from.
To me the only drawback was parking, but with limited space I get why this is an issue.
Thank you to Modern Domestic for a wonderful learning experience, I love this pillow! I will be taking another class just as soon as I can!