This post is for all you ladies who don't know how to sew.
If there's one thing someone who loves to decorate, but has a limited budget needs to do is learn to sew! You can do it! Seriously, I've seen how talented you ladies are out there!!!...You can handle a sewing machine!
First off, you don't need a fancy machine and you don't need to spend a lot of money. I do most of my home sewing on an inexpensive sewing machine that was about $100. Sewing machines are cheaper now than when I bought that one many years ago.Having been in the fashion industry many years ago, I also had a couple of industrial sewing machines, but I recently sold them because my simple Brother sewing machine is so much easier to use.
This one by Brother is $60 on Amazon.com. Go here to look at it. You can also scour Craigslist for something similar.
Once you have a sewing machine even if you only learn how to do a straight stitch, you can make all kinds of things:
This is all you need to learn how to do to make curtains and table runners.
I tried making the above runner for my nightstand using the fusible stuff and I nearly went crazy. It took me longer to try to figure that out than to sew them~ all by using a straight stitch. You might make a few mistakes at first...heck, I've been sewing since I was 12 and I still make mistakes sewing. The seam ripper is my best friend sometimes!
So, if you would like to learn how to sew, but need a little encouragement, I say...Go for it!
There are a lot of good videos on You Tube that show you how to sew. You can also take a class at your local fabric store. Watch out though, they might suggest you need a fancy machine, but that's definitely not the case!
Would love to hear your comments on this subject, whether you know how to sew or not!