Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm becoming my mother example number 147: Making something I could of bought

For quite some time, I have had my eye on this little gem. The problem? $34.99 plus $7 shipping. I just couldn't do it. Not to be averted from my bathroom make over plans, I found some very similar fabric at the FM store. I bought way to much of it, so I don't have a price comparison exactly, but it was $7.99 a yard, and I think I used not quite two yards. So about $15.98 for the whole she-bang... not too shabby.

As a real bonus, I learned how to make a button hole with my sewing machine for this little project. All sewing machines are different, so I won't tell you how to do that part, but if you have ever struggled to cut the button hole once made, I have the perfect solution for you. Use a straight pin and place it right underneath the top of the button hole. Then use a seam ripper to gently make the cut, the pin stops you before you cut through the stitching. I wish I had a picture to show you, its so easy and works perfectly. My momma of course taught me that trick too.

So pretty!