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Jolie Rouge
10-17-2015, 02:32 PM
Gotta wear shades; Roman Shade Tutorial

My little guys room has been in need of some serious light screening. In the summer months the sun sets on the front of our house where his bedroom is. With the sun going down after 9, and as late as 10 sometimes he can have a hard time sleeping. Last summer I actually had to tie up a sheet over his blinds to screen the sun. Yeah, a sheet, tied up to the blinds. It wasnít cute, so I wont show you that.

Itís Spring, and the sun is staying out later these nights which means it is time to take down the sheet and fix my sons window covering.

There are a lot of different techniques out there on how to make roman shades. Do your searches, you will find many choices. The Little Green Notebook has a great tutorial as well, it is the same tutorial I followed the first time I made these.

Mini-blinds Ė I have used cheap style as well as the faux wood style.
Fabric -including a backing fabric such as muslin or blackout fabric.
Fabric Glue or hot glue depending on fabric choice ( More on this later)
Ribbon if you chose