Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In

I tooked Friday off. I decided to sew new window treatments for my dining room. I sewed all the windows covering in my home. I bought 42yds of home dec fabric cut in 3.5yds panel in July for a total of 12 panels. Earlier in the week I bought 3-spool of threads- 500yds each and on Thursday night while watching t.v. I pinned the left and right side hem of the 12-panel. I did not have enough lining fabric in my stash. On Friday morning I went to Jo-Anns and bought 50yds of muslin for $1.99/yd + a 50% coupon for only $25.00. I started sewing at 6pm and the panels were ready by 11:45pm. I proceeded to cut 3yds panels of muslin. and went to bed at 1am.

Today I pinned the top header and added the muslin to the panels. And now back to sewing.
I should be finish by late tonight or early tomorrow.

Although I did not finish on Friday night, just the idea of dedicating Friday night to sew was great. Lesson learned planning and using your time wisely is the key to success here. And if you decide to take on such an ambitious project like window treatment start sewing from earlier in the day.

2 comments:

Jackie said...

I look forward to seeing them! I have this notion of making my dining room curtains one day.

Sheila said...

I agree planning ahead is a sure fire way to enjoy your sewing time.

Kudos to you... 12 panels... that's a lot of sewing.

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