Designer Bedroom

 

I learned to sew when I was young and it has been one of my great pleasures. If you can sew, you are never more than a few hours away from a new dress or a new room.

I learned to sew when I was young and it has been one of my great pleasures. If you can sew, you are never more than a few hours away from a new dress or a new room.

I was visiting with a friend on my blog about buying ready made draperies and using the fabric for all kinds of projects, since they are wide there is  lot of material to work with. Another great buy is sheets, the best bargain is a twin flat sheet, and sometimes a larger size when necessary. They are made of a good quality fabric, they last a long time and aren’t bad about fading. I have bought those with designs, lined them with another white sheet and made draperies. The picture today is a matching bedroom set I made for my granddaughter Stacy when she was 11 years old. I started with several sheets from Wal-Mart.  For the comforter I used a full size sheet, quilted and ruffled it, then for all the pillows and shams I used twin size sheets. The draw draperies were pleated full to cover an extra large window. She liked her room and always kept it neat as a pin. The bed had a trundle underneath to pull out and use for company (which was sometimes me). That was back when we had Schatzie and Spook~ big slumber party timesThis whole project cost less than $100 and was more than ten times that much fun. Stacy graduated from  St. Mary’s Law School and is now an assistant district attorney in in San Antonio.  I have missed her, she has been busy for a while. I am so proud of her. 

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