The Truth About Curtains: I’d Rather Use My Sewing Machine To Make Almost Anything Else

We’ve lived in our current house for more than five years and the horrid blinds that were hanging in front of the back slider when we moved in are STILL there. Now I’m to the point where I really can’t stand to look at them anymore.

I bought fabric months ago to sew some new curtains, but couldn’t find the time and/or work up the mojo to do it. There’s a good chance that I’m dragging my feet because I’m not sure I want to to look at the floral print I selected every single day. I like it a lot, but do a like it enough to commit?

The biggest problem is that I’m not a big fan of sewing window treatments. I kind of hate it in fact. I’ve sewn many curtains, but I’ve always taking shortcuts and made quick and dirty window treatments that leave much to be desired once they’re up on the rod. And as a matter of full disclosure I will come clean and admit that I have NEVER used backing fabric to line any of my window treatments. Shame, shame – I know. But this is what happens when one dedicates the hours of midnight to 3 a.m. to home dec sewing. What looks fab at 3 a.m. almost always turns out to be a nightmare at 9 a.m.

In and effort improve our living environment, I’m going to buy backing fabric for this long overdue, monster curtain project, and I’m going to try to do it right this time. Ugh.

Think there’s any chance this sewing adventure will end like the book “Green Eggs and Ham?” Will I ever warm up to sewing curtains? We shall see, but don’t hold your breath. :  )


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