Simple I hear you say!! Not so! I don't sew!
Simple you say! Its only straight hems. Not so! I don't do straight.
Course you can!! OK!! LET'S DO IT!!! And so the nuthouse door opens.
Took my measurements to the friendly team member at Spotlight. Picked up a piece of backed fabric reduced to $8 metre. Lovely lady cut two lengths for me, so now I have 2 curtains just requiring straight hems. East peasy!!
Sure!! These are my steps.
1 Find some cotton ...found
2 Wind bobbin....sure! 500 attempts later. Spun off, wound round spindle. tangled up, done!!
3 Thread needle....where's the bloody hole? Finally in!!
4 Sew sides hems....right! Which is the sides pieces almost square. Looks like they run this way.
WRONG!! Unpick 4 sides...sigh. Turn do it again!!
What now?? Ran out of bobbin!! Which means I have to pull thread out of needle.
Oh the pain!!
5 Wind bobbin, thread needle away we go.Sides done.
6 Hem bottom first because I think I will run out of cotton and top part won't show so much if I have to use a different colour. Done. Bugger! Tipped the pins over. And where have the scissors gone? I haven't moved, they must be here. Oh! Under the fabric.
7 Turn and hem the top. Where did that res thread come from? It in the bobbin and come through. Pretty. This time the bobbin winds very lumpy? So I get the bright idea to wind the lumpy one onto another as I am really nearly out of thread. Worked! Stitched the rest Done!
8 Call the Hubster to whack them up. The fit!! I'm stoked.
So tonight it is really cold and my new curtain is going to get a right test run. If I am not warmer after all that I will NOT be a happy camper!!