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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DIY Roman Shade

Hi y'all!  I made this roman shade over Christmas break and I am just getting around to sharing it.  I can be such a good blogger.  I was going to do a full blown tutorial, but half way through the process I decided I needed a little more practice.    I followed {this} Shanty 2 Chic tutorial and it is awesome!  Here is a little picture recap of the process. 

Sew the sides and bottom while the fabrics are inside out. Mark every 11 inches on the backside of the curtain with chalk.

Glue dowels down and stack some books on them until the glue dries. 

Turn the curtain right side out.  {I obviously forgot to iron the fabric before starting...}

I really love this buffalo check from ikea :)

Sew curtain rings around the dowels.  I had three rings per dowel.  I also sewed a couple loops in between these so the curtain would not sag. 

I inserted circle hooks into a 1x2 using the same spacing as curtain rings.

Stapled the curtain to the 1x2.  Then ran a curtain string through all the rings. 

I installed the curtain using L brackets. 

I plan on making a couple more of these for our house so I will be sure to perfect my technique and share!  Sorry for the sub par tutorial directions...but I am bad at teaching something if I have not mastered it!  I am such a teacher sometimes...

What do you think?!  They only cost us $20!!!

Our {office} is still my favorite room.  One of these days I think my favorite room will be the kitchen if we will ever finish it! 


  1. I love this! We have a couple windows that are an odd size. Old house, etc. I can't hardly find the standard roller shades in that size and do not want mini-blinds over beds. This would be a perfect solution!

    (visiting from Thrifty Thursday)

  2. Beautiful. I love roman blinds but have never had the guts to try to make one. Maybe I will try now. Thanks for sharing. Saw your link on Funky Junk,

  3. Love the Roman shades. Pinning!

  4. Your roman shades looks awesome. I am planning on making some for my kitchen. I also think that you did a great job with your tutorial.

  5. How amazing! I love how it turned out. Roman shades are so pricy since no windows are "normal" size (which means lots of extra money for custom shades). Pinning this for future use. Thanks for linking up with Idea Box, I will be featuring this tomorrow (5/20/15).


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