You want to give your outdated kitchen a fresh new look, but you cannot afford to spend a great deal of money. It’s almost time to pay your kid’s college tuition, plus that you have to make ends meet. The great news is that you can upgrade the look of your kitchen without spending a bundle. Sewing is a simple and inexpensive way to liven up your kitchen. Instead of buying fancy things, you can make your own kitchen décor items. There are plenty of things that you can sew for the kitchen. If you haven’t got a glue about how to use your sewing machine, we’ll give you a few ideas. Here are some sewing projects worth trying. Get out your sewing machine and get to work.
Sew cloth napkins
Napkins are simple pieces of cloth that are used during meals, right? Wrong. Napkins are much more that simple pieces of material. They are an important part of the table setting. The old adage “You eat with your eyes first” is true. When you have a beautiful table design, the first thing that becomes visible is the design, not the food. As a matter of fact, it’s the table setting that determines you to eat. With napkins, you can transform your plain eating room into something interesting and elegant.
All you need to make a stylish set of table napkins is sewing machine. But you already have one. You’ve recently purchased a Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist. You don’t need a review to tell you that Singer 9960 is perfect for sewing crafts. We’re going to say it again, in case you forgot. Singer 9960 Quantum Stylist is ideal for sewing projects, whether beginner or advanced. Let’s get back to making napkins. To make cloth napkins, you’ll have to gather a few scraps of fabric and sew them together.
Cut the material into equal 18 inch squares – the size choice is completely yours – and make sure to remove all the strays threads. If you didn’t iron the fabric beforehand, it’s better to do it now. Fold each corner so that you have a small triangle and press hard. Fold again in order to create smooth corners, making sure to pin down the hems. Repeat this action for all sides of the napkin. With the swing machine, stitch along the folded edge. It’s best to use a backstitch. When you get to the corner, make sure that the needle is inserted in the material and lift the presser foot. Next, rotate the napkin and continue stitching until you reach the next corner and repeat the operation.
As you can see, making cloth napkins isn’t at all complicated.
Make a mixer cover
You’re always in the kitchen making something delicious, whether it’s lemon rolls or marshmallows. For this reason, the mixer is ever-present on the kitchen counter. Since you’re looking for a way to spruce up the room, why not make a mixer cover? Your mixer is important and the last thing you should do is leave it to dust bunnies and water splashes. Make a mixer cover. We can assure you that it’s easier than making lingerie for yourself.
Don’t settle for the sewing patterns installed in the computerized sewing machine. Download new ones from the Internet. Make sure that the patterns match your kitchen. Once you’ve decided on a pattern, cut 2 pieces of fabric, 16 by 11 inches for the front and back panels. Cut another piece for the main body; 36 by 16 inches will do. When you’re done, put the layers together. You can use the pattern as a guide. It’s needless to say that you don’t have to apply tape around the edges, but to use your sewing machine.
Sew your own curtains
Drapes are expensive, not to mention that the ones you find in stores are plain boring. What you should do is make your own curtains. You love sewing, so this shouldn’t be a problem. Are you ready to embark on the curtain-making adventure? If yes, keep in mind these tips.
You can sew drapes in a single day. It’s necessary first to measure from the bottom of the curtain rings to the floor. You need to have a clear idea about how long the drapes should be. Once you’re done with the measurements, you can start cutting. Get as much fabric as you need ad proceed to hemming the lining. Fold the bottom of the lining about 2 inches and another 2 inches and press. Secure with a pin and put the sewing machine to use. Stitch the lining and the fabric together and turn the right side out. To prevent the layers from slipping, use pins. As for the top hems, fold the edges and stitch everything in place.
To finish your little sewing project, sew the curtain rings to the drape. The last thing you have to do is hang the curtains in the kitchen.