Why you should cut the selvage off your fabric…
As part of my nursery preparations, I am making drapes for the window.
This is actually my first time making tabbed drapes. I made really simple ones for my daughter’s room a while ago, but thought I would make these a little nicer since I plan on keeping them for a while.
Well as with most things, I was trying to conserve, and figured: “Why should I cut the selvage off my fabric? If I keep it on, it will give me an extra 1/2 inch to work with!”
THAT is why you should cut the selvage off. Because after all my work of making the curtains, I ended up with writing that showed on the edge! This may not happen as much with heavier fabric, but still!! After woring so hard on something I want it too look great!
So, I took out those side seams, cut off the selvage and re-did it…but still very frustrating.
Well, cup half full: I learned a lesson =)
I’ll show you finished pictures of the drapes once they are up!