Making curtains without a sewing machine
August 18, 2010
We have a cat. I’m a little surprised I haven’t mentioned that before. We totally adore the fuzz-butt!
He fits right in, don’t you think? Well, we had one little problem. There wasn’t any place to tuck away his giant litter box. His Highness refuses to squat so he has to have an extra large throne. We finally decided to put it under the bathroom sink and remove a cabinet door for access. It wasn’t a great solution. Have a look:
My grand plan was to sew a curtain for the entry. It seemed like a great idea at the time. The thing is, my sewing machine and I don’t get along! I am quite talented at making enormous knots and jamming the innards! Here is a picture of my practice stitch:
So I threw up my hands and decided my sewing days are over (for now)! I still wanted a curtain though and I’d already cut and ironed the seams. Now what? I didn’t want to ask someone to finish my project for me. I was nearly done! So I decided I was going to tape it. I found some permanent double sided tape and went to work. Here is the final project:
Anyone had any luck making clothes this way?!
P.S. The urban homesteading posts are coming up. I had to make a curtain first!