Fast Fixes: Bathroom

Low-Sew Roman Shade

With the help of fusible webbing tape and hot glue, this simplified Roman shade requires minimal sewing.

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Roman Shade in Bathroom

Materials Needed:

  • 2 yards of 48"-wide home decor fabric
  • coordinating all-purpose thread
  • 1/4"-wide wooden dowel rods (8)
  • 4 yards Roman blind ring tape
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • sharp scissors
  • high-temp hot glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • 1 roll fusible webbing tape
  • iron
  • 1 1" x 2" board cut to window width
  • screw eyes (3)
  • screw hook
  • nylon cord
  • yardstick or ruler
  • pencil

Measure and Cut Fabric

Measure height and width of window, inside frame and sill. Cut fabric to window width, plus 2" for seam allowance. (Example: If inside of window width measures 27-3/4", fabric width should be 29-3/4".)

Hem Edges

Fold under 1" seam allowance on right side and press (Image 1). Insert fusible webbing tape under fold and iron to activate adhesive (Image 2). Repeat on left side.

Pin and Sew Rod Pockets

Fold under bottom edge of fabric (Image 1). Insert dowel rod in fold and pin fabric to form pocket. Using a yardstick or ruler, measure distance between every other ring on tape (Image 2). Use that measurement to determine proper placement for next dowel rod pocket and mark with pencil. Position dowel on mark, fold fabric over and pin to form second pocket. Continue in this manner to top of blind. Remove dowels and stitch along pin lines. Remove pins, trim threads and insert dowels (Image 3).

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