Calling All Crafty Beavers

I have a crafting quandry. A sewing situation. I've decided that my dining room needs some fabric. Curtains to be exact. We have had faux wooden blinds (all the rage at Home Depot I assure you) for about 7 years. They have gotten dingy and they annoy me. This means I'll be tearing them down in a fit of irritation long before I've purchased something else to go in the windows. We'll then be forced to scotch tape newspaper to the windows while I save up to buy gorgeous, expensive curtains. However, I'll eventually realize that I can't wait till we've saved enough and go buy ugly tab tops at Target. They will then adorn the windows for the next 7 years or until we've sold the house.

So please help me before I help myself.

Do you know anyone that sews curtains for hire? All the curtains I see in stores are so plain and blah. I want something made out of the cool fabric I find at PurlSoho. I want to either go kind of Dutch clean like this...










Or modern, yet gentle like this...



And if I try to sew and line them myself I'll end up with one shorter than the other. That will then force me to shorten the other. And then the other. Till I end up saying screw it and making an awkwardly shaped pillow.

Anyone? I would mail the fabric and the money order if it's not bank breaking. I'm not sure where to look for someone to do this?

12 comments:

Emily said...

i have actually stumbled upon your site from somewhere else and love it!!!! The interesting part, I sew curtains... when I am not reading blogs on the computer!!!
What kind do you want? How long?
tharpe4@yahoo.com

Monkey Butt's Mom said...

You have warped my mind so much that when I saw included in the title "Crafty Beaver" my brain started going into a completely different direction.

I think that's what I like about you, Lotta.

mommiebear2 said...

I would love to help you except I can't sew. I have a pair of jeans that I love but cannot wear right now due to the fact that the button popped off of them and my fat ass doesnt know how to fix them. PS. My favorite is the second more modern ones.

Jenny said...

Easy. Go back to the fabric store and ask them. Fabric stores always know some little old lady who loves to sew and will work for cat food. Not for her. For her cat.

PS. I suck. I haven't lost anything in 3 weeks. Next week I promise to do better and I'll start with the weigh-ins again. Don't give up on me.

Gretchen said...

I can.

Seriously. I've sewn plenty of curtains...

In fact, I'm sewing some right now (well not right now, I'm typing) for my daughter's room...

mommiebear2 said...

Oh yeah - i forgot to blog about my milfism this morning. I dragged out the scale from the closet, dusted off some cobwebs and lo and behold, I have not hit 200 lbs yet. Yeah me! Its the little things that count arounf my house. :)

mark said...

Eh, forget sewing, just buy lots of fabric and drape it over the curtain rod and make sure nobody can inspect them. The curtains in my house are awesome. For example: upstairs the curtains are rainbow corduory. It's like Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on the windows. Oh, they're only about 40 years old.

Pendullum said...

I can not sew worth beans... But that being said...
A blogger Domestic Chicky does...
And she is really talented!!!!
Do not know if this will help....

KnittingKnirvana said...

I love both of them! This is precisely why I want to learn to sew. Curtains, and throw pillows, and popped off buttons, oh my! :)

Nikki said...

Forget using newspapers in the interim.

We moved into this house in 2005 and there were no window treatments. I can't make a decision to save my life so the windows were left uncovered until...


...Ta da! We found temporary paper shades at Wal-Mart. They adhere to your wall or baseboard and you can easily cut them with a razor if they are too long.

Stylish? Nope. Cheap and easy and so white trash? Yep.

I have NO idea what I want on my windows. At least you have the patterns narrowed down.

Lucky.

Domestic Chicky said...

Hehe...thanks Pen! It looks like you already have some help, but if you need it, you know where to find me!

karrie said...

I'm utterly ueseless when it comes to crafty shit, but I love both fabrics choices. Very Marimekko-ish.