Let’s start with the tragic back story (as my kids say to me):
It is not that I don’t know how to sew, it is just an anxiety provoking reflex.
I took sewing in 4-H for about 10 years. Learned allot but did not like it at all.
I had painted this bunny on a huge barn wood frame but the frame had cracked and after trying many different things to fix the frame I came to the realization the it could not be fixed to my satisfaction. Barn wood is like that. So instead of throwing the painting in the trash I had an idea to make it more of a material wall hanging.
Out came the sewing machine…
Out came the ironing board…
Out came the swear jar-compliments of my kids…
The hard part was to try to get the painting off the frame with out destroying the black screen. That was a challenge.
Found some quilt batting and some material that was the right size. Easy part done.
Next I decided to make my own bias tape. Had done that before in 4-H. I was not going to spend any money on this just encase I decided to throw it away.
Started to sew. Added a casing on the back so that it could be hung by a dowel. It did not go on as straight as I thought it would have been once the whole thing was done. I even measured!?!
The black screen is really heavy and the green material was fairly light so the machine (or may be it was me) was having a bit of a struggle.
Had to cut some of it down. Next came the bias tape. I was not sure how to do the corners. Called some folks that tried to explain to me how to do it. Thought I knew what I was doing. Had to redo it a couple of times at the corners because I was not to happy about how it was looking.
Finally gave up and put it together the best I could.
Now the look on my husband’s face when he got home from work was priceless, the swear jar did not get completely filled up and boy did I learn allot!
Now I will need to cut a dowel and I think I will PAINT the round knobs orange.
I might try this again but not in the near future!
Enjoy your day,