When I moved into my new home, I was struck with the decorating bug. One of the first things I've decided to do is window treatments. I knew I didn't want kitchen curtains, so Roman Shades was the direction that I was going in. But have you seen the prices of custom shade? Yikes! So just like my philosophy about clothes, "Why buy it, when you can make!"... is my current thought process.
Roman Shades are sophisticated, decorative and provide a high level of privacy. They can be made in many fabric choices with a variety of embellishments. I chose a basic slatted Roman Shade style for my kitchen in a great black and white print that I found at Joanns. I searched high and low for a tutorial to create mine. Each one was more complicated than the other. And the easy ones weren't REAL Roman Shades. There were cheat versions where fabric was glued or stapled atop mini blinds. And even some where fabric was just tossed over extension rods to give you a Roman Shade look. I wanted the REAL thing!
So I decided to combine all of my research to create what I feel is a surprisingly easy to make step-by-step tutorial that even a beginner can follow. All you need are a few tools and you can easily create and install your beautifully crafted, professional looking shades!
See how I create a beautiful Roman Shade over on the WeAllSew BERNINA Blog!