Sew Roman Shade

sew roman shade
    roman shade
  • (Roman Shades) Drawn up from the bottom by means of cords and rings, these shades create horizontal folds when raised. A roman shade panel is flat when lowered and covers the window glass completely.
  • A tailored fabric window shade that folds sideways. Find
  • UpA fabric shade that folds up accordion-style from the bottom, usually operated by lift cord.
  • Join, fasten, or repair (something) by making stitches with a needle and thread or a sewing machine
  • Attach (something) to something else by sewing
  • fasten by sewing; do needlework
  • Make (a garment) by sewing
  • (sewing) joining or attaching by stitches
  • create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"
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new office blind
new office blind
the thing that took the longest was waiting for the glue to dry. oh, and sewing on the rings by hand. that took about 2 hours (i listened to two/three episodes of buffy season 4 *HOLLA* while doing it). i was building an entertainment center/shelf thing for my friend today. this required a stop at home depot, of course. we stopped in the blinds section to check out the roman shades there. a shitty one made out of some nasty looking polyester fabric was *base priced* at $265. my window is pretty big so i would imagine just that one blind would be pretty $$$!! and here i was bitching at hancock because the pulleys i got were $3 each and the blackout fabric was $5.99 a yard (needed two yards). i also had to get a 1x2, a weight and a bunch of wooden dowels. altogether it was probably $40.
New hippo shade
New hippo shade
Here is the shade part way down. It pulls all the way down and covers the window completely, blocking out light and drafts in the winter (or heat in the summer). In order to make room for the pull-cord, I sewed a button-hole in the upper right corner. I inserted 1/2" dowels every 10" to keep the pleats crisp when the shade is up.

sew roman shade
sew roman shade
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dozens of detailed full-color illustrations
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helpful information on choosing and caring for fabrics
guidelines for working with trims and notions
glossaries of technical terms and techniques

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