This week I feel like I have been swimming in fabric! I know that some people have a hard time picking out fabric but I don't feel like I have too hard of a time with that. I tend to know what I like and if it will work for me. What is a hard for me is making the first cut of the fabric. And this time it was even harder since I have 15 yards of fabric that I need to turn into 5 curtain panels. There is very little wiggle room so I measured more than twice before making the first cut!
Everything I have learned about sewing I have learned from my mother. Thanks to my mother I have learned to be mindful for pattern repeats. This helps to insure that each curtain panel starts and ends at the same spot. My mother also taught me to iron before, during and after sewing your curtains. I used to think that this was just busy work but I have to admit that mom was right. (Aren't they always right!?!) All of that ironing really does make it easier to run your fabric through your sewing machine. Plus your curtains will hang so nicely too!
Above is a "before" and below is the "after".
I know that I have a long way to go with my make-over but it feels like I made a lot of progress by starting with the curtains. And it does not really matter that I have totally neglected my family right!?!
If you would like you can see my first week here and I hope that you will stop by next week!
You can also find me at Calling It Home.