How to Make Roman Shades with an Elegant Topper
Learn how to sew panels with ring loops for a movable fabric shade.
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- Cut a flat panel just a little bit wider than the opening of the window. Line it and sew nine pieces of one-inch twill tape horizontally across the shade.
Hand-stitch plastic rings in place on the tape about six or seven inches in from the outer edge of each side (figure A).
- Once you determine the length and width of desired topper, add an additional inch to each side for side hems and two inches to the top for a rod pocket.
Cut out rectangular fabric panel and a piece of Fuse-A-Shade (available in craft and fabric stores) to match (figure E). Follow the instructions to attach the shade material on the back with an iron.
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