Sewing curtains and napkins–and you thought your week was exciting!
I am completely project-oriented when it comes to home dec sewing. I’m not great at it, and sometimes it’s a little boring. But, when I sew boring things like shower curtains and window curtains and napkins, I get to make things that let me look at fabric I like but wouldn’t necessarily wear.
Shower curtains: using up the stash! And using my Singer Professional Buttonholer!
I’ve been holding on to this Amy Butler print for years, because it is fabulous and because I got 2 3/8 yds. for $7. That’s a lot of pressure! This shower curtain, however, means I get to look at it every day and if I ever do find the perfect coat pattern (or what have you), I still have a large uncut piece with which to work.
Added bonus: making my own shower curtains means I got to hem it at tub height instead of dragging on the floor. Little things that make me happy.
Cloth napkins are another little thing that makes a difference in my day. Almost every time I use one I think, “I get to wipe my mouth with this?” Then I giggle (on the inside. I’m not known for giggling on the outside).
And my final triumph as a sewing housewife these days: a crib skirt and curtains for Gracie’s room. Fabric.com sucked me in with an email announcing this “Pretty Bird” fabric from Michael Miller and it couldn’t have been more of what I had in mind for my baby girl’s room if I’d designed it myself. I snatched up a few yards of coordinates while they were on sale and am so happy I did.
Feels a little weird to be flashing my commode up there. But did you notice that I made two shower curtains, because for the first time in my 6-yr. marriage I live in a place with two bathrooms?
Thanks as always for reading! What’s the most boring thing you’ve ever made that you just love?