How to Make a Roman Shade

Excellent tutorial on roman shades!

Do-It-Yourself Advice Blog.


Roman shades, with their clean lines and classic look, are continually a popular style of window treatment. Not only do these shades look great, but they are also fully functional, providing privacy when you want it, without the harsh look of mini blinds. Want to create beautiful, stylish roman shades for your home? It’s not as hard as you might think, and is actually a project that you can DIY.

Our latest how-to video will show you step-by-step how to make your own roman shades.  In the video, you will learn how to measure the window, pattern the fabric, calculate spacing for the dowels, build a headrail, and install the shades.

A roman shade is made from a flat fabric panel that when raised, folds up accordion style via a simple ring and cord system. The sewing required to make a roman shade is pretty basic (almost like a pillowcase!)…

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