Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sewing/Curtain dilemma

As you all know, I haven't a clue how to sew. But I did want really cute homemade curtains/valance (whatever) in my craft room. I was digging through some boxes and VOILE! an adorable piece of retro fabric appeared! It just so happened to match my color scheme perfectly--totally meant to be...so now I know this IS the fabric for my room...the only problem is I dont know what to do. I will probably find someone who can sew to either help me or do it for me...but the size of the fabric piece might be a problem. Basically, I am writing this to anyone who knows anything about sewing to suggest ideas on what to do....

The piece is a long strip (about 10 feet long) and 3 feet wide. The print is horizontal specific (does that make sense?...I hope) I have 2 windows that are 3 feet wide and 5 1/2 feet long.
I would like those retro looking red pom-pom trim incorporated in the design.

So.....what should I do?? Can anything cute be done with those dimensions?

Thanks for the help!!!!!



show us the fabric!!!


I don't know how many people have answered your question, but I like looking at catalogs for ideas. I love the bedding sets for babies, but know I would never use all that stuff. plus I like making things by hand more. I saw some cute, very easy things in JCPenny's nursery catalog. all you really have to do is either back your fabric with a solid coordinating color, and or hen the edges, then add ties to the top, either with coordinating fabric of with ribbon! good luck!