I received two yards of Waverly Fabric from Jo-ann Fabrics to make a project for this post.
You all know how I love to sew, so it was an easy answer when Jo-ann Fabrics asked me if I wanted to take the Waverize It Challenge the program for Waverly Fabrics to help promote the Jo-Ann and Waverly Facebook Contest.
I decided to #Waverize my bathroom. I have needed a shelf for storage in there since we moved in. I measured the area above my toilet, then went to the local building supply place to get a 1″X6″ board, and asked them to cut it into 18″ pieces for me. I wound up with three 1″X6″X18″ boards to use for shelves in my finished project.
While I had many visions of this project in my head, it took me a long time to “dream it out” about how to put it together. This is how my project looks right now:
As you can see, it is not finished yet. I am having technical difficulties getting it to look the way I want it to look. I have never designed a 3-dimensional project before, and well, this is not working the way I wanted it to. It does, however, have potential to become the vision I have in my head. I may have to sit down and rip all the stitching out and start over, but I was running out of time for the deadline.
I am still trying to figure out how to get the top of the sides to not droop. I think maybe some extra stiff interfacing, or maybe a piece of a wire coat hanger. What would you do to stabilize it?
My original design was to have a hanging sleeve at the top, and hang the piece up using a curtain rod. However, since I have seen it on the wall using push pins to hold it there, it might be feasible to just use the push pins. Another idea I had was to use shower curtain hangers. What to do, what to do?
Don’t forget to head on over to the Jo-Ann and Waverly Facebook contest and help Waverly celebrate their 90th Anniversary by joining in the contest! You could win fabric and a gift card.