i've bitten off more than i can chew. way more.
remember this fabric? well, i want to make it in to a roman shade. and i have more fabric coming to make euro shams for our bed. and another fabric to make another roman shade. and company coming in 4 weeks.
i haven't sewn since 8th grade home ec. i won't bring up how many years ago that was. it'll depress me. i bought a sewing machine earlier this year. i have yet to take it out of the box. soon. very soon.
i went to my local joann fabrics, with list in hand of everything i'd need. my first stop was the thread aisle. isn't it pretty? pretty, yet daunting. did i need the 30m, 100m, 250m, cotton, polyester?
i looked around. no clerks to help me. in fact, in the almost 2 hours (yes 2 hours) i was there, there was not one clerk to help me. and i needed help. thanks julie! my sister-in-law who was a phone call away came to my rescue. several times. sorry julie.
then it was on to bobbins. class 15? class 66? get both and return one.
needles. universal? heavy? what #? get a little heavier than middle of the road. i guess.
scissors. little easier to choose.
pinker shears. simple. although why have i always thought they were called pinkING shears.
roman shade rings? cord lock? cord condenser? i fell apart in this aisle. they didn't have what i needed.
i'm now home with my new supplies. now if i can just muster up the courage to take the sewing machine out of the box.