Sewing my daughter curtains today

@shaggin (37756)
United States
March 18, 2017 11:35am CST
My daughter is at her cousin house for a few hours. I think she will be getting home around 4 pm. I thought while she is away I will get her curtains sewn. AllI have to do is cut them and hem the bottom. Her aunt bought them for her a few years ago but we could not put them up until the windows were replaced in my daughters room. Her windows still need to be finished on the inside but I was able to put up the curtain rods for now at least to hang her curtains. I do not feel like getting out the old confusing singer sewing machine in the closet so I will sew these by hand. I added a photo of what they look like. I will have to add a photo when they are hung up so you can see them fully. They are very pretty.
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@LadyDuck (176859)
• Switzerland
18 Mar 17
I also prefer to sew a hem by hand, it takes so little time.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
18 Mar 17
I had to eat lunch but other then that I just finished one curtain panel. It takes me a very long time to sew by hand. It would be much faster with the sewing machine but I never can remember how to thread the thing and get the tension right etc.
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@LadyDuck (176859)
• Switzerland
19 Mar 17
@shaggin I have the same problem, I do not use my sewing machine a lot and I forget what I need to do.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
@LadyDuck What I need to do is to look up an online manual and print it out to keep so the next time I want to use the machine it will remind me. Unfortunately it being so old I am not sure how easy it would be to find a manual for it. It is from the 70s I believe.
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
18 Mar 17
They look nice. I can't wait to see a picture when they are hanging. She will be glad to have her new curtains up.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
They are very long so I only took the upper half so you can get a pretty good idea of how they look. I had to make lunch and dinner but finished these around 8:30 and guess what... She thinks they are to girly lol
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
7 Apr 17
@shaggin those are pretty!
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
7 Apr 17
@paigea @LoriAMoore thank you both
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@Corbin5 (116318)
• United States
18 Mar 17
I prefer to sew by hand too. I did use needle and thread to hem the curtains in our bedroom. The machine is a pain to set up for me too.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
18 Mar 17
It has been a lot of work just to hem these. I think that once the trim is us they will still be a bit long the length I trimmed them so I may have to trim them more then. I just wanted to make sure they weren't too short.
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• United States
18 Mar 17
Are the curtains an ombré Teal and white? Looks very pretty and sweet of you to hand sew for your daughter
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
Well instead of being lighter on top and getting darker the further they go down they go from blue to white from left to right so they almost look striped when hung up. The photo doesn't show how pretty they are but you can get a pretty good idea.
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• United States
19 Mar 17
@shaggin Oh yes I get the idea and it looks beautiful! :)
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
@infatuatedbby I thought so too but she thinks they are to girly :-/
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@youless (93703)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 17
You are very skillful Actually my mom also sewed the curtains for us. They are made well. But I hope next time I can choose the pattern of the cloth. She shall have a better taste to choose the cloth
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
I don't think I have much skill at anything but I got the job done so I am happy they are hung up and look beautiful.
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
12 Apr 17
Oh ombre curtains. I like that color! I hope she likes them.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
17 Apr 17
She thinks they are too girly. In the summer when I have more time with plan to take her to the fabric store and let her pick out what she likes and I will make her curtains. Then I will use these pretty ombre ones in my room as they will match my carpet perfectly.
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
19 Apr 17
@shaggin That sounds like a great plan. What sort of decor does she like?
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Apr 17
@Shellyann36 I really am not sure what she will pick. She only wears dark clothes like gray and black. She doesn't like anything girly.
@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar 17
I'm looking forward to seeing them hanging in the window. I'm sure they'll look lovely.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
21 Mar 17
It makes her room look much nicer. After I get the trim up in the summer I may have to rehem them a little shorter but I wanted to be sure they weren't too short.
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Mar 17
@shaggin It is the most terrible feeling if you cut hems too short. They look lovely.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
23 Mar 17
@JudyEv Thank you. I can't wait until it warms up so I can work on doing the trim.
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@PainsOnSlate (20574)
• Canada
18 Mar 17
They look very pretty I would love to see them hanging. I gave my sewing machines away so If i had to do that I would take them to the town's seamstress.... call me lazy...
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
You say lazy but I don't think so. I hate sewing.Years back when my kids were babies I bought material and my mother sewed my kids curtains with it for their rooms. I'm too cheap to have a seamstress do the chore for me. Here's a photo of the curtains hung up. They are very long so I only took a photo of the top to show the color etc.
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• Canada
19 Mar 17
@shaggin they are gorgeous! we have a local business that has three I think women who sew. The are very reasonable and I've had them do hems for me for around $5...
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
@PainsOnSlate wow that would be awesome then and would have been worth it maybe to save me all those hours.
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@LeaPea2417 (22061)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Mar 17
I can sew some by hand but not professionally. My Mom was a big sewer when I was growing up. She used a Singer Sewing Machine and would sew clothes for herself , my sister and I.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
20 Mar 17
That is how my mother was as well. She is much better then I am but she also had a lot more practice then I have. I don't like taking the time to sew much.
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@LeaPea2417 (22061)
• Toccoa, Georgia
21 Mar 17
@shaggin Me too.
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@FayeHazel (19964)
• United States
19 Mar 17
My mom made my curtains, too. I love em
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
20 Mar 17
My mother made most all of the curtains in the house when we were kids as well. She did an excellent job. She worked as a seamstress in a factory for a few years when I was little. Some of the woman didn't know how to sew and we're taught on the job but my mother knew how before she started working there. She made outfits for us when we were young too.
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@FayeHazel (19964)
• United States
21 Mar 17
@shaggin - I love that I know how to sew, not well, but I can a little. I hope it doesn't become more rare of a skill
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@Tina30219 (35761)
• Onaway, Michigan
19 Mar 17
Looks very pretty can't wait to see a picture of them up.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
21 Mar 17
I took a photo of them full length to show you. They are too long but hopefully once I get the trim up and the rods rehung then they will be the right length. If not I will rehem them.
@Tina30219 (35761)
• Onaway, Michigan
21 Mar 17
@shaggin Very nice. Hopefully once you get everything done they will be the right length.
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@DianneN (85168)
• United States
19 Mar 17
I'm sure that will take a long time, but they will be very pretty when done.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
It took me about 6 hours and she thinks they are a bit too girly lol
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@DianneN (85168)
• United States
21 Mar 17
@shaggin Oh, no! They don't look girly to me. I love the colors.
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@allknowing (69483)
• India
19 Mar 17
I never stitch. That is not my passion. Considering you never liked stitching and still produced what we see here, kudos to you.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
Well what you see in the photo is the top of the curtains. I stitched the bottom hem haha. It was just to show what the design was that I posted a photo of the top of the curtains. They are long and we're hard to fit the whole curtain into a picture so I just did the top half.
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@allknowing (69483)
• India
19 Mar 17
@shaggin I have seen what you posted as a comment.
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@Gillygirl (17367)
• Sutton, England
18 Mar 17
The curtains look pretty. It is kind of you to sew them by hand for your daughter. I look forward to seeing them finished.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
Curtains I hemmed and hung in my daughters room
I only took a photo of the top half once I hung them up because they were so long to fit in a photo. I was excited for her to come home and see them. I said how pretty they look and she just kinda said meh and so I asked if she thought they are too girly and she does. I spent approximately 6 hours sewing these gah! Well I will let her pick out fabric this summer and make her different curtains as these will look beautiful in my bedroom.
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@Gillygirl (17367)
• Sutton, England
19 Mar 17
@shaggin They are gorgeous I would be very happy to have been given those. Kids!
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@jstory07 (69979)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Mar 17
They look like they will be very nice curains.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
24 Mar 17
Thanks I love them. She thinks they are to girly so in the summer when I have more time I will take her to a fabric shop and let her pick out material and make her new ones then I will take these and use them in my room as they match my room perfect with my old oriental carpet.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
21 Mar 17
You are quite talented then. This is something I would never think of ever attempting.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
21 Mar 17
I made a few curtains for my house in the past but these I just cut and hemmed the bottom. It was very time consuming but didn't require much talent it was quite simple.
@lokisdad (4264)
• United States
19 Mar 17
Those are nice it is what my wife wants to use for the kids rooms when they are redone. She likes the ombre look for the kids reminds her of tye dye stuff from her time as a kid. The plan is to do their rooms the same so that they don't fight just different colors for his room she wants to do blues and for hers shades of pinks or purples the baby wants rainbow colors so her room will probably look like a rainbow exploded lol but we don't care if it makes her happy. Their mother is still making diy stuff from the couch parts.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
I let my daughter choose what color she wanted her walls when we redid her room a few years ago. She chose a pretty blue. She has since changed a lot and prefers dark colors. She covers what she can of her walls in posters. She thinks these curtains are too girl so in the summer when I have more time I am going to take her to the fabric store and let her pick out what she likes and make her new curtains then I will use these in my bedroom as they will match really well with my old oriental carpet.
@Tampa_girl7 (26226)
• United States
19 Mar 17
They look pretty
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
19 Mar 17
Thank you! I love them!
@sharon6345 (138557)
• United States
18 Mar 17
I don't sew by hand because I can't keep a straight line.
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@shaggin (37756)
• United States
18 Mar 17
I can do pretty good making the lines straight if I try hard enough but am figure when curtains are brushing the floor no one who comes to my house will bend down to examine if the stitching it straight.