Friday, May 20, 2011

I made curtains, well sort of!

I'm pretty sure if my Home Economics teacher could see me now, she would be horrified at my sewing or lack there of! Good ole Mrs. Cunningham, (well I think that was her name). I wonder what ever happened to her!

Hey, give me a break! I haven't had Home Economics since I was 16 and I'm almost 40, so you do the math!

Can you even imagine sitting in a class like this? They truly look interested and ready to start sewing!

I was never very good at this thing called sewing anyway. I remember I passed the class but barely. We had a final project that counted for like 95% of our grade! We were to make an outfit that we could actually wear! So basically a skirt and a shirt. Mine was heinous! I don't even think I would have been caught dead in that thing! I know I screwed the buttons up and one collar was a little longer then the other. Not to mention the fabric was stiff and blue with thin white stripes.

In no way shape or form did my skirt look as cute as this one!

Do you remember being a kid and getting your very own sewing machine for Christmas? The idea of sewing a pot holder was the greatest thing ever. Ok, that and collecting Lisa Frank stickers but I digress!

The kids have one week left of school so I knew I couldn't wait any longer to get these done. I decided yesterday I would give the old, well rather brand spanking new sewing machine for a ride and sew me some curtains. Ok, not really the whole set but rather add a band of color at the bottom.

Proof that I really did in fact use a machine!

Here they are!

How do people do this thing called sewing? I think I must be going blind or in desperate need of bifocals. I can't sew a straight line to save my life! And I'm almost positive Gus our bird will be spitting out some not so pretty words soon. I wasn't about to hold my tongue since the kids were gone.

I need to order me a copy of this and quick!

Whatever you do, if you happen to stop by for a visit, do not, I repeat, "Do not turn my curtains over and check my stitching!" I swear there will be serious consequences!

I had my husband move the rod up higher so they could kind of puddle the floor!

I purchased curtains from Target and decided to go to Hobby Lobby and purchase black burlap to add the band at the bottom. What do you think?

I think I need to bring the Cheers down a little because now it looks too high!

I'm not ready for any requests at the moment but give me a couple more tries at it and anythings possible!

Off to my nephew's high school graduation this weekend!

Hope you all have a pleasant one!


Mel said...

Yay! Trust me, no one will look behind your curtains, and if they do, they are petty and should be banished from your home :)

They look super-dee-wonderful!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Megan ~
You did really good!!! Burlap is a pain in the hiney to sew on so girl you rock!!

Olive Cooper said...

I gave up on sewing twenty years ago so bravo for you. These look great Megan.

oldblackcatboo said...

Ha! I'm right with you.
In Home Ec I messed up making my PONCHO!
Yes, just a big Square with a hole in the middle. I just HAD to be FANCY and sew trim with little Pom-Poms on it and ended up somehow sewing the thing together. I tried to say that I decided to sew in sleeves but....
Anyway, LOVE the curtains and yes, I'd move down the Cheers, but they look great!
Well done! :D - Cindi

Brittney said...

AHAAHAH I'm so glad I'm not the only one who struggles with sewing. I swear. It tries to kill me.

And I love them, so feel free to come sew me some curtains. ;)

Dana - Curvy With A Side Of Confidence said...


Your house is gorgeous. Seriously, I want my house to look like yours. Also, those curtains look great! I have sewn since I was a little girl and I still mess up. Some people just have a gift. If your curtains came out looking like that then you must have more talent than you think. They really look good.

Mrs. Tuna said...

I can't sew at all, can you please fly to arizona and fix my hems that have fallen down?

Katydid said...

Good job, Megan! My married daughter hates to sew. She uses the hot glue gun! haha
You are so funny!

Hippie Rachel said...

I had to laugh when i read this title, because I made curtains too. Then, I blogged about it too! I think yours look super cute! Good job!

Kimberly said...

You rock!!! They're awesome!!

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

Too funny! You sound just like me. You did really good for the curtains though! I remember having to make "the" outfit for the sewing class. I think I cut out two left legs and had to go and buy more material. Thankfully my Momma understood.

Thank you for following my blog! I am now your latest follower. So sorry it took me so long to get over here but I was trying to thread a bobbin lol - just kidding ;)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Kudos to you on the curtains, Megan!!! I got a kick out of the retro photos and your stories. And you can be VERY proud of how those curtains turned out. So classy now!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You won my headband giveaway! I asked several people to swing by and enter. I'm so glad you did!!! Please choose one from the 7 I have pictured on today's Post.
Email me with your choice and your address at:
Thanks again for entering and for the shout-out.
Mary Lou

sandra @ french laundry 132 ♥ said...

Too funny about your Elmer Fudd and the 'wabbits' HAH! I know there are plants you can use to try to keep them out of your yard (yeah riiiiight) but when I remember the name I will let you know.

I was born in Iowa !

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodess, you did so well! They look beautiful. I dont know how to sew:) Have a lovely Monday, my dear

Ps: I’m hosting a cute scarf GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for summer!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodess, you did so well! They look beautiful. I dont know how to sew:) Have a lovely Monday, my dear

Ps: I’m hosting a cute scarf GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for summer!

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodess, you did so well! They look beautiful. I dont know how to sew:) Have a lovely Monday, my dear

Ps: I’m hosting a cute scarf GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for summer!

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M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Megan,
I see my email address up above, but thought I'd swing back by and leave it again just in case.

Lucy Adams said...

I think your curtains look great. Plus, you don't have to wear them. And I agree that CHEERS now needs to be lower.

I'm a new follower who really likes your blog. I've given you an ward which you can pick up at


Jamie Rubeis said...

I think they look great! At least your sewing mahcine isnt collecting dust like mine! LOL!

Becolorful said...

Haha, I promise not to peek if you do the same. My laundry cafe curtains were my sewing attempt that started with napkins. I also stitched some border fabric to make them long enough. Thank God they are shirred on the rod because if you lay them out flat they are definitely longer on one end than the other. In my mind measuring is for suckers. :)

Yours, though, LOOK fabulous,

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