What a difference a decade makes! Now I look forward to hand-sewing. I spend more time with a needle and thread than at my sewing machine.
These linen mesh pinch pleat panels were mostly sewn by hand.
I'll just go ahead and post one more picture of the seam, because I love it so much:
I did get faster at the hand-sewn seam. The second one took about 40 minutes for a 120" cut.