Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Roman Shades and curtains















My daughter asked me to make roman shades...ugh...how do you do that?  I read articles on-line, got some books at the library...everyone had a different idea.  I ended up using pre-made tape with the rings already sewn into it.  I sewed the strips down both sides of the shade, as you can see in the picture.  I cheated ALOT....the books said to staple gun the fabric to a batten, which had the ring-style screws attached to both ends.  Well, we put the ring screws right into the ceiling nixing the idea of a batten altogether, then velcroed the fabric to the ceiling also.  It was easier than finding a batten at the store.  Make sense?  Not sure I will ever do this again.....
It's hard to tell from this picture, but the valance is blue with a blue and white stripe (it looks cream colored, but it's white)...sewn to the bottom.

This picture is the window opposite of the bay window.  I took the stripe and made ribbons out of it which we tied at the bottom.  This was all my daughter's ideas....














It looks pretty with the Lighthouse theme she has going on....

6 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

I'm kinda jealous of the roman shades. I NEED SOME BADLY.

julia said...

I've done the Roman Shades before and don't think i'll ever do them again either. They look easier than they are to make.

Kat said...

Ya know, I'm a big fan of the Whatever Works method. I want to make Roman shades until I look at the supply list LOL. Then I say to myself, "Why bother!" I'd have to be extremely motivated to actually make them, although my sister says it's "sew" easy. She's made them several times.

Karol's Kraft Korner said...

thinking of doing the roman shades in my living room . . have had the material for ever and keep changing my mind as to what kind to make . . I really like the ones you did for your daughter . . the blue with the stripe and ribbon . . do these have the strip of rings on them to? . . or do you just raise them by tying the bows?

Nishant said...

They look easier than they are to make.

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Waseem said...

Roman shades are best solution for dining room....they contribute to the beauty.
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