Busting out the Sewing Machine

My little Brother sewing machine (a Christmas present from my mom back in junior high) has been getting quite the workout lately.  Between sprucing up our guest room and getting ready for the Pouf-A-Long, this fella has been busy.

Sewing Machine

Did you forget about the Pouf-A-Long?  Don’t worry, I’m here to remind you that it’s coming up soon!  A week from today, our linky party will go LIVE and we’ll get to share our pouf-making adventures with the world.  If you’re a procrastinator like me, that means you have 7 days to pick your pattern, choose your fabric or yarn, sew and/or knit away, and take photos!  Don’t forget to invite your friends!


I have narrowed down the fabric for my BHG-style pouf to a few contenders (hehe), so it’s time to get to work.

Fabric Right Fabric Left

I also came across something totally unexpected at the thrift store the other day that may turn into a second pouf.  I’m really excited to share that project with you at the Pouf-A-Long if it works out!

On the guest room front, last weekend my little Brother whipped up a pair of curtain panels for my craft closet.  I started with a large drop cloth from Lowe’s, folded it down the middle, and cut it in half.

Drop Cloth

Drop Cloth Cut

Then I ironed the panels and used hem tape to create nice clean hems down the raw edges.

Ironing Drop Cloth One Panel Hung

After figuring out a way to hang the curtains using 2 old curtain rods (I used 3 of the 4 halves of the rods, if that makes sense), I hung 3 brackets and the rod, and then sewed a pocket across the top of each panel to hang them from the rod.

3 Piece Curtain Rod Bracket in Closet

Curtain Rod Up View to Rod Closet Curtains

Don’t worry, these curtains won’t stay shut forever!  There’s no way I’d want to hide all that hand-painted stencil work unless my workspace was super messy and guests were coming to stay.  I’m working on an embellishment for when the curtains are shut, so stay tuned for updates on that.

Closet Curtains Hung

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the embellishment options.  I can’t wait to finish these panels and continue accessorizing this room!

Preview Curtains

So how’s your pouf coming along?  Are you getting along with your sewing machine these days, or is hem tape your best friend when it comes to making your own curtains and pillows?  I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

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