I was so excited to make curtains for my kitchen. It took me forever and a day to pick out the "perfect" fabric, and I finally found it...Blossom, by Vicki Payne for Free Spirit. I got it from my local fabric shop that sells fun and funky stuff, Drawstring Studio.
I love laying the fabric out and the sound of cutting it, as scared as I am of effing up.
I chose to sew it because there's just something about a perfect seam versus using hem tape. It just looks professional and real.
I love the smell of my sewing machine when its loudly humming away. I love when I get something right.
I do not, however, love when I screw up. That hem tape would have come in handy. Despite using a worksheet from a book on how to measure for curtains, they were the wrong length. Crap crap crap. Thankfully, we can fix the issue by moving down the rod. And at the end, I can always yank out the bottom 4" hem and make it a bit smaller.