How are you guys? Are these last days of winter leaving you longing for spring? While it’s almost time to dig in the dirt and freshen up my garden, I still have a few indoor projects I want to get done!
One little project is this faux no-sew Roman shade.
I needed something to cover the window on the door out to our garage.
Who would install a door with a window looking out to the garage?
While I’ve always had a curtain on this window one day I looked at it and my eyes were opened. That curtain was very outdated and oh-so tired. So, I did what I always do in these situations, I started looking for a Roman shade online. I wanted one that was affordable and would match my kitchen. Since I didn’t need for it to EVER be pulled up, I thought cost would be lower. And it was but so was the quality. Most of the shades I saw were either the wrong colors or they were see through.
Then I remembered this fabric that I ordered years ago. It wasn’t see through, it matched my kitchen perfectly, and it was free!
Right off the bat I made up my mind to do a faux no-sew Roman shade. Let me tell you peeps, it was super easy.
The materials I needed:
*fabric (almost double the size of my window)
*steamer or iron
-And here’s how-
- 1- I measured my window width, allowing about 1/4 inch past the glass. I folded, pinned, and creased with my fingers to make a cut line in the fabric. The I carefully cut along that crease line. If your fabric wont crease and leave a clear line, use an iron instead.
(You don’t really need to measure your window length since you can cut off excess fabric when you’re done taping your folds.)
- 2-After the fabric width was cut, I frayed the edges. You may not want to do this, if not you’ll have to use more fabric tape to turn under the edges and secure a hem.
- 3- Then I hung the fabric on my window so I could implement a rough-plan for my folds and length. Remember this was a rough-plan, I went back later and made certain the folds were even across the width of the fabric.
- 4- I taped the fold on the front and the back of the fabric so they would keep their shape when hung.
- 5- When all of my folds looked like I wanted, I pressed the seams to crease them and make them lay down.
- I used my fingers to make a crease but again, if your fabric won’t allow, you can use an iron on LOW HEAT- ***High heat may melt the fabric tape***
- 6- Notice that I didn’t make my folds uniform ( see below) because often when you pull open a Roman shade the folds aren’t exactly the same.
This little project turned out cute, it was budget friendly and it was done in no time!
Hope this post gave you a few ideas about using fabric tape for no-sew projects!
Sending love my friends~ ox