Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easy No-Sew Roman Shade

I completed this project a few months ago but have been clearly a little slow getting it out! I can't sew worth a damn, so this project was perfect for me. Whoever invented Stitch Witch, you're a genius! This roman shade is also reasonable enough to swap it out a few times a year!

Lets get started..


Fabric (I chose a thicker, more expensive fabric but you can be as cheap as you want!)
Stitch Witch or any kind of fabric glue
3 tension rods
Fabric Scissors

After selecting your fabric, you need to figure out your measurements by measuring your window. I measured from the inside of my woodwork and also measure the length of the window. Once you have your measurements, you'll want to cut your fabric and make sure to add an inch to each side and you'll also want to double your length. 

Since we left an extra inch on each side of the fabric, go ahead and fold over the edge by 1 inch and secure it with Stitch Witch. Do this on the other side as well. Once the two sides are dry, go ahead and double the fabric over, right sides together and glue the two cut ends together to create a seam.

Turn the fabric right side out. Now you should have a large rectangle of double fabric.

Now the part that makes this magic! Tension rods! Make sure to choose a tension rod that is plenty long enough for your window. You don't want it so stretched out that it becomes weak in the middle. Also make sure your window can hold a tension rod. My window can barely hold one!

Insert one of your tension rods into one end of your fabric. Insert your tension rod and fabric into your window and make sure that it's nice and snug so it'll hold.

Once you have your fabric hung, go ahead and grab another tension rod and place it about 6-8 inches below your top tension rod. You'll place your tension rod on top of the fabric like so..

You'll want to pull over the doubled fabric over the tension rod to create the "roman shade" look.

It takes awhile to get this right and you just have to fiddle with the fabric until it's just how you like it.

Place your 3rd tension rod the same distance away from your 2nd. Mine all ended up being 8 inches apart from one another.

Again, pull the fabric through and adjust the fabric until you have it just so.

And that's it! Pretty simple, right? I love how it turned out and it's so simple to just switch it out if you want something new.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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