My friend Jess posted about this sewing project from Design*Sponge a few months ago, and I thought it was brilliant. I followed this tutorial (thanks Chela!) and was really pleased with how it turned out. Here are a few step-by-step photos of the process.
Yes, I cut all the circles out by hand. It was a great TV watching project, but I’ve since found out that you can buy some kind of circle applique cutter. In case you want to do it the long way, I used a styrofoam cup and stamp pad to ‘draw’ my circles onto the felt.
After you get all your circles cut out, sew them together into a long line.
A very long line. Then start sewing them into rows the other direction. This part gets a little tricky.
And here’s the finished product. I love the graphic quality it brings to the window!
For whatever reason, window coverings have always stumped me. In spite of my dislike for the mini-blinds that came with my house, I’ve had a hard time coming up with replacement options. So this is one window taken care of. Only eight more to go!