I have just finished sewing a tab-top curtain for a window in our home. Stephen and I had this rather large, heavy, and lovely piece of fabric lying around that was originally intended to make-over some directors chairs. Alas, that project never came to fruition, but the fabric was just perfect for the much needed curtain. Thanks to a not-so-helpful book that shall not be named, I had some direction to start—I had never made a curtain before. Thanks to the Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts (which was EXTREMELY helpful), I used one of the “essential hand stitches”—the slipstitch—to finish off my project. It’s page 31 for all you who are needing a good slipstitch tutorial.

Pictures to come! We just need to get a curtain rod this weekend 🙂

Also, if you would like to donate an iron or a sewing machine to my cause . . . I sewed the whole curtain by hand, and THEN I burnt the thread out of a seam tonight because I ironed over top of it. Who knew thread turned into a plasticy thing that could be burned out of the fabric? I didn’t. Luckily it didn’t hurt the curtain at all. Phew! . . . I figured a while ago that if half the heating plate of the iron is falling off, I’d better start looking for a new one.

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