Not wanting to throw away a single scrap after every sewing project, I've found myself with a heaping pile of fabric.
I've used scraps to make a bucket hat, decorate a denim jacket, and for other small projects, and eventually stumbled upon images of beautiful and delicate bojagi (Korean wrapping cloths).
Their sealed, flat seams technique was perfect for a scrap-busting curtain I had in mind, inspired by this project.
I read a little more about the history of the Jogak Bo technique in this article, which features beautiful examples of applications of the technique (the shoes!)
I eventually grew impatient and cut the seam around the circular part a little short so I did not have enough fabric to do a proper flat seam.
At this point, I knew I would use the final product in my upstairs bathroom window, which has frosted glass, so I knew that no one would be able to see the back of the curtain (lucky me).
You can probably see where I messed up and had to rip seams, but I guess this fits within the perfectly imperfect philosophy. This project was meant to turn scraps into something useful and whimsical. All the boxes are checked in my book.
I'm glad I learned a new technique and might sew scraps more frequently as I finish each sewing project. I love the idea of a long-term project, a curtain that grows and grows over time and that I might be able to use in a future home.
I'm not 100% convinced by my hooks and tension rod choices, I think these café curtain clips would look way better!
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