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Another thing that got me side tracked was helping my daughter with a little decorating in her new apartment. She wanted some curtains and pillows in her living room but couldn't find what she wanted in the color she loved. I showed her some no-sew curtain ideas I found on pinterest, and she showed me some no-sew pillows. It was important that they be no-sew, because I HATE SEWING! My mother is an excellent seamstress, she has even sewn men's tailored suits. My sisters inherited the same genes. I didn't get them, not in sewing, or in a lot of other things like speaking Spanish, excellent grades in school, and cooking fabulous meals. I'll tell some of those stories later. As for sewing, when I sew, IF I sew, I spend more time crying and ripping than stitching. I know how to do it, I'm simply not good at following directions.
We went to several places to look for the perfect cloth, including Hobby Lobby. I got distracted again. Look at this fabulous little chest! And the PRICE! I don't impulse shop much at all, but this little sweetie fits the theme of my room:
We put the chest in the basket but had no luck in finding fabric. We Went to Jo-Ann's. We found the right color, but the fabric she liked was a little slinkier than I had hoped. The no-sew curtains I planned to make suggested using iron-on hem tape. I knew that using hem tape on this particular fabric would look sort of stiff and may bleed through the fabric. I was going to have to sew. No problem. I can do this. We chose the grommets and thread and made a deal. If I was going to sew, she was going to help. She did all the ironing, well most of it. And I sewed long, long, long, long straight stitches. I moved as slowly as possible, praying and sweating the whole time. Amazingly....I didn't need to rip out any seams! This was the first time in my life had used a sewing machine without having to use a ripper. I was so surprised, and pleased. We put the grommets on, which was very easy to do and viola:
|I love how the light reflected off of the finial. Proof that this project had to be blessed.|
Must have been all the praying!
I have to admit, it took HOURS, so the pillows would have to wait for another day. They, thankfully, really were no-sew and were very easy to do. We barely had enough fabric left to cover both pillows and I had to re-tie the bows a lot to make them the same size, but those were the only problems.
|easy no-sew pillows|
Today....I have to tackle my own window treatments and pillows. I hope I don't have to sew.