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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dritz Ezy-Hem Sewing Tool

I had several ladies asking what tool I was using to make the curtains for my grandson's room.  It is called the "Dritz Ezy-Hem.  I have had this for years and years.  On one side it has markings to hem on a curve, and the other side, it has markings to put in a straight hem.  You just fold up your material to the line and press in your seam.  It sure helps to get things even.  What I was doing in the pictures to make the curtains, was folding over my material to the 1/2 inch mark and pressing.  I did this all the way down the curtain.  You do have to watch your little fingers because if you touch the edge of the ezy-hem where you just pressed, it will be hot.  Just always remember to pick it up from the opposite end. 





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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sew A Quick Curtain!

                
My daughter came up the other day and brought me a sheet that she purchased.  She had bought a comforter and a sheet set for her 3 year old son's room.  They did not carry curtains to match, so she bought an extra flat sheet and asked if I could make curtains.  Of course,  isn't that what Mama's are for!!  She sent me the size of the window and here is how I made them.  I removed the larger hem which would be the top of the sheet.  I then made a small cut in the center of the sheet and tore it all the way down the middle.  This left me with a raw edge on one side of the sheet and a sewn edge on the other. I measured the sewn edge and it measured 1/2 inch and I wanted both sides to match.  So, I folded the raw edge on the other side over 1/2 inch and pressed and then folded another 1/2 inch and pressed again.  I then sewed this edge. Now both edges were the same.



There was still a sewn edge on the top of the curtain and I folded that down 2 inches and sewed it across. That will be where the curtain rod goes.   Now all I had left to do was put in a hem.  I folded up 1/2 inch and pressed and folded up again 2 inches and sewed across and the curtains were finished.  This was exactly what she wanted.  I was lucky because the sheet was exactly the size that I needed to make the curtains.  You could always make adjustments if the hem would be to long.  Now he has curtains in his room that match and it was so easy to do and cost less money also!!