Thursday, July 23, 2009

Curtains in the Sewing Room


Still working on this delightful but hard to configure space. The sewing room now has its first curtains ever and they are so helpful for managing the extreme sunshine. Proving that simple and utilitarian can be the best, plain cotton canvas hung from clips looks, to my eye, like expensive linen! These took about five minutes to make as I simply did a narrow machine hem at the top and bottom and left the little fuzzy selvages alone. I love them!


Lagniappe in the form of a casually-constructed pincushion. My dress form is wearing the bedjacket; this is the waistband from the cotton sweater. I folded it in half the long way, rolled it up, and secured it with a pin. Perfectly handy!

18 comments:

Mia said...

Great idea!
I love the sweet simplicity of the curtains :)

Mia
www.Aspiring-Homemaker.blogspot.com

Hana said...

Oh yes, the simplest things are usually the best... it's beautiful!

Rose said...

Beautifully done Anna and that's very interesting for me. While I've been under the weather this week I've been thinking about some windows that need curtains. I am a beginner sewer...I think you have suggested a solution to me.
PS Serendipitously, my recent Amazon order "Home Comforts" arrived this week, it's perfect for fuzzy-headed-cold-weather dipping in and out. Thanks for suggesting it on your blog.

Julie said...

Handy...and beautiful!

Lisateresa said...

Anna, you are too clever - I've been waiting for a picture of your canvas curtains. I could not imagine such a thing! And your pincushion - I have to try and get my mind to work in that *simple* mode, too.

Tami said...

I think I would live in your sewing room. not really, very peaceful. Eventually, I would miss my husband and kids.

Anne Marie said...

well hello...it's very nice to meet you......I too, raise our 5 children at home, love the Lord....

I do hope you stop by the farm and say hello sometime ~

Jen said...

Perfect! I need curtains for my bedroom! And, I may just replace my living room ones, too. DH replaced the originals while I was out of town, and I'm still not thrilled with them, 8 months later.

Amber said...

The curtains look simple yet beautiful. I love the look!

Kalona said...

Very pretty curtains. And your clever little pincushion looks like a cupcake. :o) What a good idea.

Rhonda said...

I love the pincushion - so simple, yet so lovely! I wish I could come up with these creative things on my own, but since I can't, I guess I'll just have to copy off of you! Hope you don't mind!!!

Sarah Jane said...

The curtains are beautiful. It's amazing how simple they sound - they look so very elegant! I love your pincushion. What a beautiful and creative idea.

Linda said...

You are a clever, creative girl!!
I think you are creating a lovely, tranquil place.

Mrs. MK said...

This is exactly how I made my lving room curtains....so simple and elegant.

Lisa said...

The curtain looks great. Using dropcloths as curtains is another popular window treatment going through blogland at the moment.

Funny, we buy used sheets for the bed and to make clothes and then buy NEW dropcloths to make curtains. And yet, it all seems to make perfect sense to me.

Red said...

I came across your blog not long ago. I love the simplivity of your posts and the vintage items. I just had to comment as I just hung canvas(painters drop cloths) in my front living room. So easy, cheap, and lovely!

Polly said...

I once used silk for a 'curtain', ripped the hem (the frayed edge looked cool and healed, and I didn't have to thread the sewing machine) and hung it from drapery clips with a pouf at the top. Sewing the edges is better, of course, but in a curtain emergency, the rip-clip method can do, too!

Leah said...

I've thought of using canvas for curtains...yours look really pretty!

And I absolutely LOVE your little pin cushion! :) I've gotta make one, and I don't even sew! ;)

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