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Sewing Today

I’m sewing curtains for August’s nursery today. With drapery hooks. Wish me luck.

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  • Chedva
    May 30, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Wow, please report back how it went! I’ve sewn pretty complicated stuff, but somehow I’m still scared of sewing curtains.

  • marysza
    May 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    im keeping my fingers crossed! cant wait to see them! ;d

  • Shay
    May 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Luck! I have confidence in you. Now I feel like breaking out in song a la Maria: “I have confidence in sunshine
    I have confidence in rain
    I have confidence that spring will come again”!

  • Kat
    May 30, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Any recommendations for sewing sites or books. Got my first sewing machine and will start to make curtains too when I get over my fear!

  • Kristyne
    May 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Dude, if you’re using header tape, it’s dead easy. Really. And kinda fun too when you pull to gather the pleats … ;)

    • Making it Lovely
      May 31, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Yes! It was much easier than I thought it would be. Just like sewing a piece of ribbon to the top!

  • Sarah Hettervik @
    May 30, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Good luck! Sewing is so good for the soul. Especially when it’s for your baby =)

    – Sarah

  • Simone
    May 31, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I think i might do a bit of sewing myself, you have inspired me!

  • Anaïs
    May 31, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Good Luck! I am sure it will be beautiful, like everything you do ;-)

  • Sarah
    May 31, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Good luck! It should be a fun project. Just as a heads up, the Oak Park park district has sewing classes and they are lots of fun. I’m in one right now, and the teacher said that she’ll be doing a sewing class for making little boy stuff in the future ( like super hero capes!) which sounds really fun. The class sizes are small and the teacher is great!

  • Arlena
    May 31, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Good Luck! I am sure they will be beautiful…I love love Eleanor’s room..

  • Ang
    May 31, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I am also sewing today. It’s a gorgeous day, perfect for finishing those projects in the garage [china cabinet, 2 tables, dog bed and spray painting doll cribs].. but I’ve overdone it that last week post-op, so I will instead tackle the sewing projects I just Looooove to procrastinate on.
    Redo the swing on the deck, and finish the slip covers for the family room furniture.

    Good luck with those drapery hooks!

  • Kate
    May 31, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Oh my goodness! That is awesome; I’m too intimidated to try the drapery hooks. Just putting it out there that a how-to post would be interesting and much appreciated!! Good luck! :)

    • Making it Lovely
      May 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      I used a strip with the slots for the hooks built in (from IKEA). It was simple, just sewing a straight line!

  • Ali
    May 31, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Wishing you good luck on your sewing project! :)

    ~ Ali

  • myhonestanswer
    May 31, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Good luck! Sewing is hard.