How To Make a Faux Roman Shade


Fabric at the windows requires too much of a commitment for me. White wood shutters or blinds allow much more flexibility with decorating. But since sooooo many readers and students request classes on curtains, drapes and such, I thought I’d post this nifty faux Roman Shade How-To I found over on Canadian blog Hodge:Podge. In the vast sea of fabric window treatments, I guess Roman Shades are the only ones that suit my style.
Here’s what you need to get started:

*meter stick (yard stick)
*L-shape ruler (helps to have one to make square corners)
*fabric
*thread
*lining (if you want – I didn’t use any)
*balsa wood stick, preferably flat to mount your blind
*staple gun
*nails
*hammer


After all was said and done, she took out the pleats and added a stripe of black grosgrain ribbon down each side for contrast.
See the complete How-To over here.

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2 Responses to How To Make a Faux Roman Shade

  1. Thanks for the mention!

  2. shellyleer says:

    I loved that project. Thanks Barbara.