April 2009 archive

Double Roman Shades – Making Roman Shades

My question is I have two windows next to each other in the corner of my living room. I am trying to figure out how wide to make my roman lined shades so that they will fit next to each other without touching each other. My question, is there normally any excess bulk on the width of the shade when they are drawn up? Or can I figure that the width I make them will be the finished width when raised up? Read more…

Sewing Tip: Use your scissors correctly

When cutting fabric with sewing scissors, take long bites of the fabric and don’t let the scissor tips shut completely; stop about 1″ from the tip. Re-open the scissors, slide them along the fabric and continue cutting. You will achieve a much cleaner cut this way.  Read more…

Sewing Tips For the Beginner Seamstress

I found this article that gives a ton of great sewing advice and tips to the beginner seamstress. This advice is geared to encourage the novice seamstress in a positive way. It’s terrific! I usually don’t print articles from other sources, but this one is packed full of great tips. Read more…