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Friday, March 23, 2012

yipes! stripes!

I have a sewing machine. It’s sitting in a cabinet in my dining room, collecting dust, as we virtually speak right now. I’ve even used it once, under the supervision of someone who knew WAY more about what she was doing than I do. I’d like to learn, I want to learn, but I’m scared of messing up or breaking a needle or having to thread the bobbin and not know what to do.

So I’d like to add horizontal-striped curtains to the list of things that I can’t do because I can’t/won’t learn to sew. I cannot quit thinking about how badly I want these…

How great is this watermelon-y color?
From Better Homes & Gardens

Amanda Carol sewed together West Elm shower curtains for her home office.

The Alluvian was doing horizontal before horizontal was cool.

Perfection in a nursery. (source unknown)

My absolute favorite! (source unknown)

Don’t you love this look?

Of course to have these custom-made would probably cost a fortune (these on etsy aren’t too bad, but the fabric isn’t what I want). How hard would it be for fabric-maker-people to make horizontal striped fabric? Seriously? If there are any fabric designers out there, be aware that you are missing a huge chunk of business, especially with the all the striped curtains I’ve seen out there. I found a tutorial for painting them, and I’m considering trying it out.

What do you think? Do you love this look enough to DIY?

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