Green Rookie: Sewing Starters

| 9/14/2009 2:50:57 PM

Lately, I’ve been thinking about what’s left on my decorating wish list—curtains for my office, a duvet cover and throw pillows for my bed, a table runner, and more. All those items would add color and personality to the rooms in my house—but they’d also put a serious drain on my budget. 

That’s why I’ve decided it’s time to start sewing. Armed with my mom’s old sewing machine and the few fuzzy basics floating in my head from some junior high sewing projects, I’m on a mission to make the following items in the coming months. 

sewing machine
Get crafty and save cash by tackling basic sewing projects around the home. Photo By Surfzone/Courtesy Flickr.

You can too, thanks to the links included here. 

Table Runner—like this fabulous one from blogger Betz White.

Napkins—I’ll start with the basic napkins from this Curbly tutorial, then maybe I’ll move on to this fancier set from The Purl Bee.