Faux Roman Shade

DIY Faux Roman Shade Tutorial

I’ve been receiving a lot of emails from the Better Homes & Garden feature for instructions on how I made my Faux Roman Shade.  So here it is (This tutorial is shown using photos of extra fabric I had around the house, I did not take photos during the making of this shade the material in the photos below was not ironed or stitched for these photos)!

The fabric I used in this is Dwell Studio Bella Porte Slub I have it in Charcoal and in Brindle.  The Brindle is more brown/gray the charcoal is more blue/gray.  My finished faux roman shade is 24″ high.  The piece of material I used before stitching was about 27″ long.  I also moved the curtain rod up to the ceiling.

Step One:  Iron the material, fold the sides over about a half of an inch and press the sides down with the iron to make stitching them easier (pressing the sides down is optional but will make stitching faster) stitch the sides.

Faux Roman Shade

Step Two: Fold the fabric up so the bottom edge is sitting on the top edge and stitch across the top (fabric will be right side in at this point).

Faux Roman Shade

Step Three:  Turn the fabric right side out, the fabric should be one big loop. Stitch across the top about 2″ down (this is where the curtain rod will slip into).

Faux Roman Shade

Step Four: Final Step!  Gather the material about halfway down, pull up and form a 2″ overlap, pin and stitch this overlap in place.

Faux Roman Shade

That’s it you are now ready to hang your faux roman shade!  Because I’m somewhat frugal I wanted to keep the cheap roller shade but didn’t like how it looked at night.  It was too bland looking.  So I took some extra fabric and attached the fabric to the roller shade with some spray adhesive.

Faux Roman Shade and Roller Shade

Faux Roman Shade and Roller Shade

DIY Faux Roman Shade

DIY Faux Roman Shade and Fabric Roller Shade

For instructions on the roller shade head on over to First Home Love Life I posted a tutorial over there!

3 comments for “Faux Roman Shade

  1. November 24, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Oh, this is great 🙂 This shades will fit perfectly in my new apartment. Thank you so much I`ll try to make it 🙂

  2. June 4, 2015 at 5:46 am

    This looks pretty simple and hassle free. Also, its good to see you obliging with the steps. Good work.

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