And making my first quilt block felt pretty good. Not "pad stitching a lapel" good, but good. Home dec sewing is what got me started in garment sewing, kind of like a gateway drug. I don't find it totally exciting, but I find it satisfying. It's economical in ways that garment sewing isn't: I don't have champagne taste in home fabrics, and it's certainly cheaper to make window treatments or throw pillows than to buy them. That $600 silk comforter isn't going to buy--or make--itself. Also, I keep my decor projects simple (no spiral steel boning or bound buttonholes required!)--after all, I need to save time to make clothes!
I have tons of ideas on what I want my new home to look like: Vintage Modern Kahlo-esque Kitsch Boho Flea-Market Chic is how I explained it to Jeff. With plenty of glitter and roses. Are you with me? (Here's my inspiration board if you need a little visual guidance; Jeff certainly did.)
Since I will be doing a lot of home dec sewing in the coming months, I thought it would be fun to make a sort of series out of it here, with how-tos and inspiration and all that. Once a week or less, nothing crazy. But I wanted to gauge your interest first. Are you all into home dec sewing? Would you like to know more? Does decor sewing co-exist peacefully with your garment sewing? Or do you focus on one exclusively at a time?
P.S. Here I am sewing my first quilt block!