Thursday, May 9, 2013
Miles of Piping
On Thursdays, I have Sewing Lab at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Basically, I use the machines, tables, great iron, etc, at the college for sewing. The teacher, Jackie, is there to answer questions, and help as people need.
I have decided that I am not really using this class correctly. I have been working on some project bags using the Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam. I am making a purse like bag she calls the Piping Hot Hobo Bag. I have forgotten my camera the last 2 weeks, so I have no photos yet. But, anyway, if I had brought the camera today, I would have just taken photos of piping. I spent 3 hours cutting bias strips, sewing them together into a long, continuous strip, then using a piping foot (my favorite toy in the lab so far), to sew a cord into the strip.
Yes, 3 hours of that.
However, I have a ton of red red red piping, and if I ever get the bag put together, I am ready to go. I know I could just buy piping, and bias tape for that matter. But there is something so finished looking about making my own. I just wish that I had more time for sewing. I wish that every day were 48 hours long, so I could do all of the crafting I want to do.
Of course, work (my tutoring job) is cutting into my crafting time a bit. I picked up my 5th student today. We will start next week. He asked how he would know me when we met the first time. I said, "It will be easy, I will be the 53 year old woman in the Student Success Center." He laughed and said that I would know him because he will be the 53 year old man. I can't wait to meet him.
shaping the planet with miles of piping.