How to make Roman Shades?


I have seen on HT where someone has given what seemed to be, easy directions for making Roman shades. I would like to make one for a window over my kitchen sink, I know how to make the pleats, but the strings for raising and lowering, have me baffled.

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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 16, 2018

    There are quite a few Roman blind tutorials on HT, perhaps one of these are the one you were thinking of -

  • Dfm Dfm on Jul 16, 2018

    there is a box up top and on the left- it says find your next project? try typing roman shades. some times you can find it some times not, I did make some a few yrs back but I cheated, there is a fabric at dedicated fabric stores that you chose the fabric you like for the inside, and the outer is a neutral tan. you attach little rings to guide the cords. the fabric was called warm windows.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 16, 2018

    Follow the directions for the Roman shade. If you are timid, make a model shade with aluminum foil, with rulers or chopsticks as slats. A Roman shade is basically a fabric covered blind with most of the slats taken out. Good luck with your own, Michelle! ☺️

  • Diane Diane on Jul 16, 2018

    Thanks. I want to use the unbleached muslin from Hobby Lobby.