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Fellow bloggers will know my dilemma: I spent a sewing day doing something unbloggable. But I want credit for having sewn things. A gold star. A pat on the back from the ‘sphere. Something.
So I shortened some curtains for my big brother. When I first started sewing, I was all “I can do anything.” Then he kindly asked me to shorten these curtains. And months passed. Finally wracked with guilt, I turned my talents to these sheer curtains that’ve been dragging on the floor since he bought his house.
It was my first time working with any kind of sheer fabric. The presser foot on my Brother (the machine, not the person) doesn’t have adjustable pressure. Sometimes I feel that it distorts lightweight fabrics.
Also, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: the easiest sewing projects are *the worst*. Sure, just a straight line and a doubled-over hem. Yeah, but you have to do all the measuring on your hands and knees because you don’t have a table wide enough to accommodate.
This was my first time using Heat n Bond. Whatevs. It worked. Didn’t change my life. Didn’t see Jesus. It’s kinda stiff, so I can imagine it distorting the hang of a garment hem.
Tell me I did good. Rub me behind the ears.
Kisses and Stitches,