Apr 2, 2011

Box Pleats, Please

Until Dear Husband a) learns how to use the circular saw, b) learns how to use the jigsaw, and c) finally builds the U-shaped surround for the farmhouse sink, I took matters into my own hands.  I bought a yard of medium-weight linen blend in gray from fabric.com and read up on sewing a kitchen sink skirt.  Sometimes sink skirts look really country, especially when they are gathered and made of a mini floral print.  So by using an adjustable spring tension rod from Wal-Mart ($3), my iron, and needle and thread, I followed a box pleat tutorial to make a skirt for my sink.  I went with a 5 inch center pleat and hand-stitched a blind hem on the rod pocket and the hem, leaving the sides pressed instead of sewn.  A perfect fit!


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