Growing up, the oldest of two girls. And the only children in our family of four....I remember wanting an older brother! Ha!
Maybe that's why I thoroughly enjoy using my Brother sewing machine! It's nothing fancy and it won't embroider or monogram anything (pause for a moment of silence while I dream!) OK - back to reality!
I recently pulled out my sewing machine because I had to make the curtains for our family room (that's another post!) and that lead to pillow covers...that lead to curtains for the kitchen......an apron.....and of course the most fabulous pink hat!
Here we go.....
These were probably the easiest curtains I've ever made. The fun floral print is backed with burlap and looks like a roman shade, but it's not. I simply made one panel the width and length of the entire window. Made a casing at the top for spring rod #1 and set it in place. I placed spring rod #2 about 10 inches below #1 and draped the panel over it. Next, I measured 10 inches down and put spring rod #3 in place and you guess it...draped it one last time. With a straight pin, I did secure them in place but once the burlap and fabric relaxed, it would probably be fine.
I love making pillows because I am by no means a perfectionist when I sew. Sometimes I'll wing it and other times I'll follow the pattern to the final step.
Here's an example of winging it.....
I cut out one square using pinking shears and then used it as a guide to cut out the rest. I pinned them around the apron (not on the bottom though) and pinned them into place. I freestyled around the apron about 5 times with my sewing machine..... making sure at least one of the stitches caught the corner of each square. Next I added the ties around the waist and neck and I'm done! What else ya got in that closet you want to get rid of?