After planning and ordering the fabric for our living room, the fabric quickly arrived. It was time to decide if I was going to bravely attempt sewing the panels for the living room and topper for the eat-in kitchen area myself or wait and take it to a professional. I've shared before that I strongly dislike sewing. Maybe it's not even the act of sewing, it's more the thought of cutting and measuring fabric that turns my stomach. There's just a lot that can go wrong. After a day of deliberation, I decided to go for it. I used a fabulous online tutorial from Sew Many Ways Blog, here. It was literally so easy and the whole project was done with a tape measure, sub par sewing scissors, a $100 Brother sewing machine, ruler, and yard stick. So when I was finished, up they went, replacing the panels from the living room of our first house.
Just one problem...both drapes somehow came out to be about an inch short of resting on the floor. Don't ask me how. I must have measured the distance from the rod to the floor FIVE times before sewing the rod pocket closed.
And this would be the reason I dislike sewing. The OCD took over and I just couldn't bear to look at my high-water drapes. They seriously gave me flashbacks of my own experiences with high-water pants in 4th and 5th grade. Traumatic.
Oh and one last tip, if you're going to use the Sew Many Ways tutorial make sure you read it a couple times all the way through. This really helped me. Cheers to sewing!