Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Swore Never Again, Part 2

Okay, okay--So I know
I complained about this sewing chore earlier this summer, because I've made roman shades before, and the project was a Huge headache.

But this time I have to confess that it wasn't that bad.
I broke the project into several phases and gradually plugged away.

And when we hung them last weekend, I had to admit that they were worth the effort. Worth it in savings (I easily spent 50% less on these handmade shades than the store-bought variety). Worth it in impact (the blackout lining works like a charm). And worth it in design--they look great!

Wanna try? Here are two links for instructions on how to make your own shades:
Instructions from Martha Stewart
WikiHow-to for roman shades, including diagram

As for me, there is one more window in my house that could really use a shade. Maybe I won't wait for four more years to try again!

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