Sewing Saturday

Ben was out of town Friday & Saturday for a wedding in Austin, TX, so I took the opportunity to do a few decorating projects around the house.  I've had the decorating itch ever since we took down all the Christmas decorations.  Inspired by my sister-in-law Rachel, I decided to try out my new sewing machine (new-to-me anyway) and tackle a couple of sewing projects. 

I headed out to Hancock Fabrics in search of some fabric to create a curtain in my office and was pleasantly surprised with some great sales (decorator fabric at only $3.50 a yard!).  Although I was looking for a cream/green swirl design, I came across this fabric that had all of the colors from my office in one pattern: tan, red, green and turquoise.  So I decided this was the way to go.  I also picked up some red fringe trim and red ribbon to accent the curtain panel.

I originally wanted to make a curved panel that was longer on each side, but decided that anything curved was a little too ambitious for my novice sewing talents.  So instead, I decided to make a single panel and create a roman shade with ribbon gathering up the two sides.  It took me a while to get it finished, but I'm awfully proud of my new curtain. :)  Any finished sewing project that doesn't result in tears is a success in my book:

And, since the sales were so good, when I saw this blue and cream fabric, I decided it was time to recover a couple of pillows in our livingroom as well.  I wish I had another use for that fabric, because it was so pretty...but I settled for just a yard and a half to make two pillow covers.

My third sewing project of the day...recovering an old comforter with a homemade duvet cover made from two twin sheets for Ayla's new bed.  I don't have a photo of it...but it's just a brown comforter...not too exciting. :)  But, it was only an $8.00 comforter, which I think is pretty cool!

I might just have to add a few more sewing projects to my to-do craft list.  I seem to be getting the hang of long as you don't look TOO closely! 



8 comments so far:

yazbelle said:

Eureka! That's an excellent idea for me to do if it's a boy and he shares a room with Elijah. yessssss!!! I'm assuming you used the top sheets? I made curtains with those, but I might have some left.

rsteed said:

Good job Andrea! I'm very impressed with your sewing! Everything looks great!

LesleMora said:

You did a great job!  I love the fabric for the pillows.

Tiffany said:

Your projects are so cute!  Good job!

wbcradic said:

atta girl  ;)

Prlinehan said:

Very cute! Are the ribbons tying up the curtain loose, or did you sew those onto the fabric at the top?  

Andrea said:

The ribbons are loose, so the curtain could just be a long panel...although that looks kind of weird. :) 

elizbailey said:

What a cute curtain!  I am very impressed with how much you were able to accomplish in a day!

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