Ever order fabric online based on the design and color?
I came across a fabric I loved and ordered it online. Online shopping has really opened up a whole new way to shop. Many small businesses have an online presence. This helps me so much a well as others who might not live close to a fabric store to be able to shop & order fabric for any project.
The material arrived and as much as I loved it I knew as soon as I saw it the design was way too big for basic chair seats. A solid green leather-look material was bought for the chair seats instead.
I recently came across the material I had stashed away for another project someday while I was packing for our pending move.
I really hoped I could use it somewhere in the redo of the house we had bought.
Matching Fabric to your paint palette
The fabric with all its colors was actually perfect for the palette I wanted to use. Our new home has a somewhat open floor plan.
The kitchen/eating area flows into the living room with french doors dividing the two rooms. By using the fabric for the valance above the window it really blends with the pale green walls we painted the living room.
Learning to Sew
Home Ec. was offered when I was in high school and to this day so glad I signed up for that 45-minute class! I certainly haven’t tackled huge projects but have been able to make the occasional Halloween costume and basic curtains.
Everyone should maybe give sewing basic projects a try! Youtube has made it so easy to learn anything you want!
Some sewing stores even offer how-to classes that might be offered in your area. Online you can find directions as well as how to’s for a certain project.
Using the basics
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