Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I got busy... Mini Messengers...Curtains


I finished a couple of bags this week.... Mini messenger style.
This one was my practice bag to get the sizing right for a custom order I had. I'm glad I made it because it I calculated it wrong and it turned out smaller than expected.
Here's the inside lined with especially cute Riley Blake fabric.


This one my friend asked me to make for her.  I particularly like how the flower turned out though the picture doesn't really do it justice.



I also whipped out Luke's curtains over the last couple of nights. Yahoo!! I am super happy with them.

After making Meredith's curtains, I decided that 22 in panels were just not wide enough and since I had limited supply of this cute "Wheels" fabric I added a foot of brown micro-dot to the sides.  I think it makes it look like there are 2 sets of panels up there.  Out of necessity, for sleeping purposes, I lined these with blackout cloth again.  This time I think I got it right.  These panels hang much better than Mer's do.  Without going into too much detail I basically ironed all my edges and then cut out the exact size of black out cloth to fit just inside all the seams.

Then I pinned it all securely and stitched it up.  Here's what the finished  back looks like.


Call me HAPPY!!

2 comments:

  1. Do you buy blackout fabric on the bolt? At JoAnn's? Is it pricey?

    Love the wheels fabric. It's one of mine and George's favorite.

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  2. The blackout cloth was some my mom sent me. I still have enough for 1 or 2 sets of curtains, I don't plan on using anymore of it, if you want it, it's yours. It must come in the decorator roll section because it is super wide and heavy.

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