An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Monday, July 13, 2015
I wonder why it is that I love sewing things from scratch but procrastinate horribly when it comes to alterations or mending? The owner of the cottage where I live gave me some curtains to hang. The bedroom ones are much too long. They have to be shortened. I cut 25 cm off the first one:
To make the job a bit more interesting, I decided to practise blind hemming with my sewing machine. I had to get out the Bernette instruction book to find out which foot to use, which stitch to use and how to fold the fabric. I tried it out first on the lining. It worked fine, though I thought the stitches were a bit too close together, so lengthened the stitch for the curtain itself.
It looks fine. Here's the wrong side and right side:
Right. Now to do the second curtain so that I can hang them both up.