How to Put Together Roman Shades

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Roman shades are the first thing that springs to mind when creating a room that needs light control and seclusion, such as a bedroom. Roman shades are a stylish and functional option for covering windows. Roman shades let in plenty of light when raised while blocking out unwanted views. When made from the correct material, they are also incredibly fashionable.

The most excellent part about Roman blinds is that they are quite simple to create.

Now, I can’t possibly cover all the variations of Roman shades in a single essay. But I can teach you how to make a simple, unlined Roman shade.

If you already have some fabric, I bet you can get your Roman shades up and look great in a few hours with this design.

Equipment essentials:

You’ll need some angle brackets, a dust board, a lift cable, some screw eyes, some cord lock, some face cloth, and a lift cord.

Ensure you have the right color thread and a fresh needle for your sewing machine.

First, determine the dimensions of your completed Roman shade in width and length. Note the length and width of the Roman shade you wish to make. To prevent the Roman shade from rubbing against the window frame as it is raised and lowered, remove 1/2 ” from its width if you plan to install it inside.

Second, trim the fabric to the finished width plus four inches.

Third, add 9 inches to the desired finished length when cutting your cloth.

Fourth, lay out your fabric with the right side of the cloth facing down. Press inwardly-folded edges of 1″ down the side. Then press them in again after folding. Use a straight or blind hem stitch to finish the side seams.

Fifth, bring the bottom edge up by three inches and push. Repeat the 3-inch folding and pressing. Use either a straight stitch or a blind hem stitch to finish the bottom of the garment.

Using the side seams as a reference, measure and pin three inches from the bottom edge. Then, pin down your measurements every 6 inches. The side seams should now be pinned up.

Seventh, place a pin every 10 inches across your shade (between the existing pins). These pins should be evenly spaced, so 9-11″ is a good range.

A helpful sewing hint is to pin the right sides of your shade together along each row. The creased border makes it easy to see every pin. When taking a crosswise measurement of your Roman shade, use the folded edge as a reference. The pins will be in horizontal alignment as a result.

A few more measures to go!

Eighth, after pinning your Roman shade, sew a ring around it.

A helpful sewing hint is to pin the right sides of your shade together along each row. Place the creased edge under the presser foot of your sewing machine. Put a ring for your shade under the presser foot so that the edge of the ring hits the shade. Reduce the feed teeth and switch to a zigzag stitch on your machine. Take out the pin, then use a zigzag stitch to attach the shade ring to your Roman shade. If you fold your Roman shade in half, your needle will grab the edge and swing over the rim of the shade ring. Repeat this process 5–6 times. Easy!

The ninth step is to attach your Roman shade to a dust board by stapling the top border. Measure your completed Roman shade from the top of the board to the bottom of the shade to get the correct length.

Tenth, attach a screw eye to each ring column.

Put a cable lock on your dust board (Step 11).

Step 12: Thread the lift cable through the shade ring columns and tie off at the bottom rings. Connect the cord lock to the lift by threading each lift cord through its matching screw eye.

Put up the Roman shade.

The thirteenth step is to mount the dust board to a wall or window.

Step 14: Add a decorative cord drop and cord cleat to your lift cords for a polished look.

You may make Roman blinds in a variety of fashionable forms. One possible explanation is as follows. Roman blinds can be lined or interlined. There are London shades, a type of Roman shade, and hobbled Roman shades. Types galore! And these elementary steps are the foundation of every one of them.

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