Everything is cut now, so I can begin the sewing.
The first thing I have to do is piece the side borders. Even though I did everything I could to get the longest pieces from the old curtains I cut up, they still weren't long enough.
Read yesterday's post to see the design of these curtains.
But, back to sewing and time for the hems.
To make a 3" double hem, I first press up the bottom 6", then open it out again and fold the cut edge to the crease, making a 3" fold.
And since I am making 3 matching panels, I won't make that mistake on the other two.
These panels are large, bulky and now with the lining and outer fabrics together, very heavy.
Don't rush when sewing something this large. Take time to adjust and re-adjust the fabric while guiding it under the presser foot.