Saturday, October 2, 2010

Laundry Room Curtains

I am "sew" excited to be sewing! ;-) 

I just fell in love with this brown gingham fabric
and thought it would be perfect to use to pretty up the laundry room!
(And little did I know, but gingham is the BEST fabric for beginning sewers to use. Talk about being able to easily measure, cut and press - wow!)

But first...I had to thread the machine! Gulp!

I hadn't done that since I was in high school home ec, 20+ years ago!

This machine is so simple and wonderful for me to relearn on.

And I successfully threaded the top and bottom threads on the first try!

I never could have done it without this little guy!

When I saw this little machine at Wal-Mart for a super low price 
AND with an instructional DVD included,
I felt the first small glimmer of hope that ~maybe~ I could sew!  :-) 

And, oh how I do love how these turned out.  
I made two panels and they hang evenly, much to my surprise! ;-)

I think they look so cute and homey!

After finishing these last night,
visions of more curtains, napkins, placemats, tablecloths, aprons...etc. etc. were indeed dancing in my head! :-)


Lady Farmer said...

Congratulations on a beautiful job with your first sewing project! I love ginghan, too, and I have been sewing for over 40 years! Can't wait to see what you sew next! ;~}

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love gingham, so cute! And good for you on learning to sew! That is on my TO DO list as well :-)