I break out my sewing machine every so often. Like when I am tired of Ashley's patches falling off with that iron on tape stuff.
Or when I want to finish my curtains I started like a year ago. And actually, these have been hanging for a few weeks, it just took that long for me to actually take pictures of them.
These were actually not that hard to make. And don't worry, they are not without their mistakes. Just don't look too closely.