Make It: Easy No-Sew Roman Shades

By: Capreek Jul 19, 2012
created at: 07/19/2012
I'm on a quest to find new window treatments that are affordable and stylish and, well, affordable. What we have now are some discolored, plastic "wood" blinds that have ceased to open properly. I love the look of Roman shades, but hate the typical expense associated with having them custom made. So, what's a girl to do? Make her own! Without sewing a single stitch!    

I know, I hardly believed the "no-sew" part of this at first, either. But it's true. The secret, according to Angela at 365 Days to Simplicity, is using the blinds you already have as a base. Brilliant, right?? See just how to do it over on 365 Days to Simplicity!

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I've been going to try this for awhile.  Nice to have the heads up on the sagging but my old blinds are metal and it's the sidelight window next to my front door so only 17 inches wide so probably won't be a problem with sagging.  I also put one of those frosted glass plastic films on the window which helps with the sun since it faces west.  I did it for the privacy next to the door but want the roman curtains for some color and style so it won't be so plain.  The old blinds have been sitting in my garage for awhile and I have the fabric already so I guess now I'm inspired to finally get to it.

Too complicated for me!

I found this article whilst looking for other information on roman blinds however I thought the links provided by the author for non-sew blinds was really good...many thanks!

Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I hope to try this soon :)

I've thought of making these for a few years now when I first saw them on The Little Green Notebook blog. Before I got a chance to a friend of mine made some. They didn't last. The weight of the fabric, she used light weight, and the heat from the sun weakend the slats. She asked her Father in law cut slats from lattice and though that helped with the sagging she still wasn't happy with how they worked. If I ever do try them I'll use a high grade blind than the cheapy vinyl type suggested.

Sorry Capree. created at: 07/20/2012

Wow! I've been thinking of buying some new blinds soon but making some would be even better!

Becky

xx

 

http://www.beckybedbug.com

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