So it turns out I'm not completely sewtarded - just a little bit. For a year I have tried to make curtains, pillows and whatnot only to constantly screw them up. Do you have any idea how many freaking Wee Wonderful stuffed cats I tried to make? All the little kitties would split their sides just as soon as I put the stuffing in.
Today, I decided to make some curtains from this new Fresh Cut (Heather Bailey) fabric. Rather than ruin the cool fabric I tried to sew on scraps of fabric for practice. Each and every g-damn time the lower threads would bunch up. So I called my super talented Aunt Georgia who told me all I had to do was take out that little metal bobbin thingy and screw it a little tighter. F'king worked like a CHARM! A year I spent fighting with this machine, trying a billion different tension combinations. Ugh.
So I made an unlined curtain for my backdoor. Isn't it cute. Yea, I pretty much just sewed a square. But it was still a small victory for me.
Then I pushed my attention span and attempted a curtain for daughter's bedroom door. Her bedroom used to be a sunporch so it's got a glass front door on it. (If I could take pictures you would be able to see that the lower fabric is made up of little vintage kitties.)
But I made the curtain too short. So I tried to add a piece of fabric and ric rac on top. But just like when your mom gave you those assbad bangs in grade school I kept trimming and folding to make this curtain even. From the front it looks great. But if anyone peaks behind the door it's like a piece of outsider art. I think if I wash this thing it's going to destroy it. Truly, this will be a test of my OCD-ness to see if I can allow this curtain to live. I am fighting the urge to burn it in the backyard just cause I KNOW those seams are wonky on the backside. Wonky!