This is my very first blog entry, so bear with me...
I have been working on making some drapes to replace the towels we hang over the floor length doors that keep the house cool now that summer is kicking in. I recently went to a craft store and found some great material on sale for $9.99/yd, all of the other drape material was in the $20-30 range, and I needed enough for 3 50" panels that are 90" long, so the three sections ended up being around $70, which I thought was a lot, but it could have been a lot more. So I got my material, then took it home and started looking for an easy pattern on my go-to blog, Pinterest. I think the pattern, or blog I used for a guide was Adventures in Dressmaking. So here's what I did, in a nut shell...
First thing's first, sew the sides:
|1. Fold in raw edge 1/2" along both lengths|
|2. Fold in another 1/2" so the raw edge is hidden|
|3. Pin in place|
|4. Take off shoe so you have a good feel for the pedal|
|5. Iron thicker folds in place before pinning|
|6. Measuring every few inches keeps it even|
|7. Sew the top and bottom.|
|8. I use my arm to help pull up the fabric as I go|
|9. Fold in the corners to make a nice edge|
|10. Here's the outside finished product!|