Thursday, February 26, 2009

First Sewing Project

No, I do not know how to sew. Although I took a home-ec class in high school, I did not learn how to sew in that class--I'm not sure why. Our teacher, Ms. McDonald, is a fantastic seamstress that did all the alterations on my wedding dress so I'm sure she introduced us to sewing but I must have been out sick that day!
Even though I don't know how to sew, my sweet husband bought me a sewing machine so I could teach myself. I decided that my first sewing project would be curtains for our Keeping Room. Since the ceiling is very tall, I knew it would be a challenge to find any pre-made curtains that I liked at the right price-point. With that in mind, Ray and I took a trip to Hancock Fabrics, we actually decided on fabric together and we took on the tasks of making 4 panels together.
Although we haven't added the weights to the bottom of each panel, overall they didn't turn out too bad. And, even though I still don't officially know how to sew, with Ray's help I managed to learn how to thread the machine and do basic hems and stitches so I feel like that's a step in the right direction!
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1 comment:

Gran said...

I am proud of your sewing! You learn by doing. I will be glad to assist you with other projects! Good Job!!!