Sewing a custom roman shade is doable but time consuming. I’ve shown you this trick on how to make faux roman shades before, but it’s worth revisiting! I recently updated our lower level and cannot wait to show you the complete transformation! But today I’m just going to show you one little peak at my updated window treatments and how stupid simple it is to create this look.
- Fabric (I used Braemore Momento Jade.)
- Sewing machine (or hem tape, fabric glue, or even hot glue–I’m not going to judge you! My dear friend Kathleen from Grosgrain helped me meet a makeover deadline and hemmed these for me. So if you have a friend who is amazing with a sewing machine that’s an option too!)
- Two small spring tension rods per window
Step 1: Measure the length and width of the window area that you want to cover and cut and sew your fabric according to size.
Step 2: Place your tension rods in your window as shown below. I placed mine about 8 inches apart.
Step 3: If you create a pocket rod at one end of your fabric, you can slip the rod through your fabric. I didn’t do this so simply tucked the top of my fabric above the tension rod. If you pull on it, then it will fall but it’s not going anywhere otherwise.
Step 4: Drape your fabric over the second tension rod with most of the fabric draping over the back of the rod.
Step 5: Create the bottom fold of your roman shade and drape it over the rod. You can even do this at 7am while trying desperately to catch the morning light–while still in your bathrobe–hoping that the camera has completely missed your rolled-up sleeves. #fail #donotjudgeme
Step 6: Pull the back of the fabric forward and fold it over to create your top pleat.
Fluff until you are happy with the look.
Step 7: Enjoy! You just finished off two windows in a matter of minutes!
Watch how quickly you can create this look! It literally takes a few seconds to fold the shade back into place.
If I want privacy, I can let them down and just fold them back up when I want light. It’s a fantastic non-permanent and non-damaging solution for window treatments. I like to change my curtains several times a year, so this provides an ideal solution for me.
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