I am not a fabulous sewer but I do have a sewing machine and a “can do” attitude! One of my goals this year is to become a better sewer, so I committed myself to sewing one item per month for the whole year in hopes to reach that goal.
My project this month was to make new curtains for our bedroom. I wanted to make tall panel curtains for the larger window and a roman shade for over the bed.
You may remember the bamboo roman shade previously graced our window, in case you forgot here is a photo:
I purchased some beige linen-like fabric and some black out fabric for lining and set out on my journey. Unfortunately I didn’t have a pattern for the panels or roman shades, just a little inspiration from Jenny at Little Green Notebook and a borrowed Ikea curtain.
I wasn’t able to find blinds that would fit in my oddly sized window so I took apart the bamboo shades and rebuilt them with my fabrics using the inner structure of the old blinds.
Although each window covering took the better part of both my weekend days, I think they turned out pretty darn good for a first timer.
I hope to share the rest of my sewing projects as they are completed each month. Stay tuned.
Side note: I’m thinking about adding nailhead trim and/or buttons to our upholstered headboard, I think it could use a little pizazz…no?