Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quick-sew valance

This project required the bare minimum amount of sewing, but after setting up my sewing corner in the extra bedroom, I had to make something! 
Our house has an open floor plan, however, the window over the kitchen sink is hidden by cabinets on both sides. It's the perfect spot for something different and a little bit whimsical.  I found these dishtowels at Targ'et.  Fun?  I cut them in half and sewed a pocket for the rod.  Voila!

**(The 'no-sew' option would be to buy some clip on curtain rings and you could just hem the edge of the dish towel by ironing it and clasping the rings on.  However, I have a roller shade under there and when I tried that, you could see the roller.  Not so pretty.)

I can see myself changing it out for different seasons.  Snowmen towels for winter, maybe?  I have a thing about cute dishtowels.  It's a rather harmless obsession, really.

Here's my sewing corner.  The round cross-stitch picture was done by moi, age 8.  My mother stitched the other two silhouettes, and the little black sewing machine was hers.  The sewing baskets belonged to women in my family.  There are certain things that really make me feel that this house is becoming our home.  Setting up the sewing corner is one of them. 
Happy Wednesday, everyone;)
Sew Much Ado


Roxanne K said...

Using kitchen towels for a valance is such a clever idea! Adorable!

Susanne said...

Aren't you creative and how fun that you can seasonally switch it out!

Melinda said...

Awesome job! Such great towels.

Love your sewing corner--looks like a fun place to sew.

M : )

Mereknits said...

I love the valance and of course your sewing corner, I can see yo spending many lovely hours there.