I created a new little Faux Roman Shade for above the sink in my kitchen. I needed a change from the same ole plain valence. I found these wonderful instructions HERE. These directions were great and easy to follow. So if I start getting confusing with my directions, make sure you go and click the above link!
To make the Faux Roman Shade you will need:
*Fabric of your choice. I only used one yard for this window. You will have to measure to see.
*3 small tension rods (found mine at Target)
First measure your window (mine was 34"w x 36"l). I cut my fabric to leave a half of an inch on either side (width). It doesn't matter how long the fabric is because you can always trim it once in place if need be. (Adjustment: I would leave an inch on either side)
Then Iron the whole fabric so it will be neatly pressed.
Next, you flip the fabric over so the right sides are face down on the ironing board. Then start cutting pieces of the stitch witchery and lay it right along the edges of each side.
Once your fabric has all sides edged you take the top of your fabric and bring it down to the bottom of your fabric with wrong sides together. Use another pieces of stitch witchery to stick those together. You should now have one big loop of fabric. (sorry forgot to take a pic)
Now...take one of the tension rods and feed it through the fabric so the seam is at the bottom hanging down.
Fabric should have the right sides facing out like you want to see on your window.
Place the first rod in place with fabric hanging down your window. Then add the second tension rod in front of the fabric. Loop the fabric over that rod. Then do the same with the third rod.
Adjust as you may...then you should have a pretty little window treatment like so:
Once I measured the window, this project really only took me like 30 minutes!! You can tell in a couple of my pictures that you can see the tension rods just a bit. I probably should have allowed for a little more fabric on each side so that when I turned the sides under with the stitch witchery the edges would have come all the way to touch the window frames.
I might just add a little trim to the sides one of these days. Over all a cheap and easy project! I am glad I tried my hand at something new!
Not to shabby...what do you think? Have you ever tried something on Pinterest and it worked or was it an utter failure!?
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