Happy Friday! I’m going to show you how I made my faux roman shade. It’s so short, that maybe I should call it a faux roman valance. I wanted to keep the view out the window more than I wanted a window covering.
After measuring the width of the window and adding 2 inches for side seams, I cut both the fabric and lining. I used a white flat sheet that we weren’t using as my lining. Then wrong sides together, I sewed them together at the top and both sides. I left the bottom open. Then I turned it outside right and ironed flat. (It got wrinkled again when I was trying to figure out what I was doing.) Then I turned the top down a couple of inches and edge sewed creating a pocket for my spring rod.
Next, I folded the curtain up creating a pocket, using a small ruler to ensure it was 2 inches. Then edge stitched.
Here you can see how it created a pocket for the dowel.
I wanted 3 inches between dowel pockets, so I measured and marked with straight pins.
Again I measured 2 inches for the next pocket, and edge stitched it in place.
I repeated the steps to create another pocket, except this time I turned the bottom under. My last pocket is actually my hem. Here you can see that I added 1/2 inch dowels to each pocket.
I know, it’s a short shade. But I still have my window view and light.
Thanks for stopping by,