Mini sewing room project #1: the skirtain

6.07.2013

Earlier this year, I finally got myself a tall work table. It's a lovely, big table with a great space underneath, perfect for storing my huge bins of fabric and felt scraps. However, I don't like looking at the bins of felt and fabric from the other side, so I decided to spruce it up a bit by giving her a skirt. (The table now wears a "skirt," so table = she)

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I hemmed and hawed about what fabric to use (quilting cotton? vintage?) and finally settled on cutting into one of my prized vintage bedsheets, which turned out to be a good choice in more ways than one.


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First, there was already a pocket at the top of the sheet, just right for putting in a curtain rod. And as luck would have it, it wasn't hemmed on the sides, so the pocket was already open (this is not true of all sheets, I know this because upon that discovery I immediately ran to check all my other bed linens). Second, the twin-sized sheet was the right width for the table, I didn't need to alter it at all. And third, the pink floral goes beautifully with a favorite yellow Denyse Schmidt geometric print, which I used to bind the bottom of the skirt (curtain? skirtain?). I did add an additional 5/8" seam along the pocket so there would be a little ruffle along the top, and then the 3/4" binding at the bottom. Put in the tension rod, and voila!

 handmade vintage table skirt

Ahhh...much more homey and cozy now. You can just see a glimpse of one of the bins behind the skirt. I did make it a tad on the long side because it's my dream/plan to get rid of the carpet at some point and I know it will seem like too much work to lengthen the skirt when the table sits a little higher off the floor.

Have you stitched up any little projects lately to brighten up your sewing space?

Happy Stitching,

10 comments:

  1. Muy bonito,y muy buena idea para que no se vean todas esas cosas queacumulamos,la pera es preciosa
    UN BESAZO!!!!

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  2. Pretty!! Lovely colors! :) Happy Friday! xo Holly

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  3. Rosi, I agree! It's nice to finally make use of some of the fabrics I've been holding onto for a long time!

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  4. Bellissima! Anche la fantasia..... ciao simona

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  5. Gorgeous! And love when projects come out easier than expected {sheet already primed for this project}. Love the fabric; so cheery!
    Love your creations!
    Blessings..
    Susan
    @SugarBeans.org

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  6. Cutting on my dining table gives me back ache and I'm only 5ft 5". Very pretty skirtain! :o)

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  7. It turned out lovely !! I love this little curtains much more than doors, the fabric is pretty !!
    xEva

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