I have a new pet peeve: the one-inch gap that exists around the blackout shades in my bedroom. Really, nobody in the shade industry has been able to figure out how to make an inside-mounted shade that adequately covers the window?? I guess I have a new sewing project or two for the bedroom to add to my list….
|An eye mask project from Beautiful Bedrooms.|
I've been living in my house for just shy of a year now, and when replacing the window shades for the bedroom reached the top of my (never-ending) home improvement list, I thought it would be an easy task to knock out.
However, a few trips to a local curtain store, plus a big box store, left me puzzled how to adequately block out the light without spending a billion dollars. I decided to compromise style in place of function, and settled on some simple blackout roller shades. Sorry, sun, I just don't want to see you so early in the morning.
But once installed, the pesky one-inch gap around the edges showed itself. Which means I sleep with an eye mask on if not all night, then starting around 4 a.m. when the sun begins to come up. If I don't, I snap awake when that first ray of light creeps around the shades.
It might be time to make some pretty curtains in addition to the shades as a perfect second line of defense. I've never sewn my own curtains before, but from what I've heard, it's not complicated. I also might stitch up a new eye mask just in case, as my current one is more years old than I'm willing to admit. Sleep, you will be mine!
If you're looking for some sewing projects for the bedroom, check out the Best of Stitch: Beautiful Bedrooms book in the Sew Daily Shop.
What about you? Have you sewn any curtains or accessories for the bedroom lately? Have you solved any problems by sewing your own items for the bedroom? I can't wait to hear.