Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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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