Remember that fabric that I bought at Scott Antiques????
well, I had this window in my kitchen that needed some fabric attention
anyway, decided to do what I call a "Shaggy Roman Shade"
so here's how ya do it. They're pretty easy and I really hope my instructions come out
"comprehend-able". I will answer any questions. Including the one that is:
Do you do these for anyone else?
That would be a No. (but I have wonderful drapery people that do and I will refer you)
but heck, when it's this easy, why not give it a shot?
It took me two hours this morning from start to finish...
First the finished product:
measure your window. I overlapped the window by 2" on each side
Materials. 2 yards of Fabric (for my measurements) lining, and felt interlining
1" wide x 4" piece of board by whatever width the shade will be. Also a dowel the same size, plastic drapery rings, a staple gun, drapery cording, eye hooks, screws and a drapery anchor.
First cut off the selvage. This is important as the fabric will pucker if you don't.
Now cut the fabric to the size that you want. I cut mine 2" larger on the sides and used the full 71" even though the window measured 61". I wanted it fuller.
Now cut the lining 2" smaller on each side and 2" shorter on the bottom
then lay the felt interlining on top of the lining and do the same
bring all of the sides together and pin. (the lining is more narrow which will create an overlap for the fabric when turned)
Sew down both sides using a 5/8" seam
Turn and press. It should now look like this
and the back should look like this!
now for the bottom. Turn under about 1/4"
and then turn under about 2" and sew. Make sure the corners do not protrude out from the sides.
Now it should look like this
and the hem should look like this!
another pic of the hem
Mark where you will place the rings. I start about 1" from the bottom and go every 6"
Using a zigzag stitch with no length I zigzag mine on with the machine
Careful not to break the needle!!!
Now on to the board. Oh I felt SO powerful this morning. Couldn't find the saw, so compulsive me got out a .......POWER TOOL! yep, I used a saber saw (I don't even know if that's how to spell it)
What is it about a power tool that makes a woman feel SO powerful?
Made a perty clean cut too huh? well sorta
Using a pillow case sewing technique, cover the board. Leave one end open for turning, and tuck that end inside.
do the same with the dowel stick. (I cut that one too.....) I got it going this mornin
Screw in 3 eye hooks spread perfectly apart like so. Use more if you need to.
Hand stitch the dowel bar on to the bottom ring. Notice how I want you to make the corners of that hem.
now, staple the shade onto the board.
and thread the cording through all the rings and then through the eye screws. I wanted the cords to hang down the right side so I started with the left side of the fabric. When you do this only the left side goes through all the eye screws. The other side just goes through one eye screw. Am I confusing you yet?
here we go
Now screw it to the wall where you want to place it. To do this, lift up the drapery and screw it right into the wall. Then pull up the shade with the cording adjusting it. Screw in an anchor to tie the cording to and plump it up! (Anchor should be hidden underneath the drapery.
Again, the finished product....or should I say "project"
and a close up
Okay,,,men.....I said to W...Look what I made this morning!! His comment "what do those words mean?"
oh, and the cost???? 40 bucks. (I'm serious!)
Have a BEAutiful Saturday!
I've got a surprise comin up!