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Week Three of the One Room Challenge- Let's Sew!!!



 

This week is all about doing the smaller projects because the bigger projects require additional help. So sewing is on the menu this week and I must say, it's my least favorite thing to do. I have always been very crafty- I can do just about anything artistic, but sewing??? That gene kinda skipped over me. Now I say all that because my mother was a talented seamstress. During the 70s, my mom made outfits for my sisters and I and she even had her little side business called Bags & Totes in which she made monogrammed tote bags and garment carriers. I remember watching her in awe, thinking how talented she was to create outfits that we could wear and bags for people to enjoy. So as I got older, my thought was, how hard could it be??? She did it, so can I! Well, I didn't get it and sewing is not my strong suit. I know how to FAKE sew- you know, using fabric tape or glue adhesive, but sewing in a straight line??? Forget it!! I'm determined to make this work because I have a vision for this laundry room ORC and I'm going to see it through.


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The Before


This is what I'm envisioning. Underneath my table is storage and a place to hide a hamper. Awesome but an eyesore. So the remedy is to cover it with a "Table Skirt" to give it a bit of an upgrade. I chose an amazing fabric called Belgian Linen from Spoonflower and let me tell you all about it.


100% Belgian Linen™ features the finest flax in the world, grown ecologically in the Flanders region and woven by Libeco™, which has set the highest standards for textiles since 1858. This medium-weight linen fabric showcases lustrous color over the beautifully textured surface. Stronger than cotton and naturally hypoallergenic, Belgian Linen™ will soften with everyday use and is a top-of-the-line offering for decorators and makers interested in unmatched elegance on upholstery, bags and home decor.


I chose the design Whistler's Nocturne~ Southhampton by the artist Peacoquette Designs. It is vibrant and the green variations are gorgeous. I also love this unique pop of color making it look like a blood orange moon. Spoonflower is unique in itself because it gives so many talented designers and artists the opportunity to shine and get their work out there for all to enjoy.














Here's the part I'm dreading- the sewing and of course, I ran into some issues. The fabric itself was very easy to work with. Belgian Linen is very sturdy and no need to iron hems before sewing. All you have to do is fold it over and press down and it creates a threadless hem. I measured the width and height of the space and gave myself few inches over to give it that ruched up effect. My sewing machine isn't the greatest and it tried to give me some trouble, but I managed to make it through and here's the final result-


After


I loved how this turned out! Of course it needs some steaming, but I love the color and pattern. I'll add some decorative pieces to this area, like some baskets at the bottom and some organizational elements, but you'll have to wait until the end of the 8 weeks to see that! Next week, wallpaper!(Hopefully!) Thanks again to Spoonflower for this amazing fabric and of course to the One Room Challenge team and Apartmenttherapy (Official Sponsor) Also, if you haven't checked out the weekly progress from all the participants, you can find them all here.



Until Next Time,



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looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

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Tracey Hairston
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Love it!

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