I am sewing a custom hobbled roman shade to finish out my studio renovation. There will be sewing, a sewing machine fiasco, and a finished shade that took about 3 weeks from start to finish. I have a running tally of costs associated with the project and compare that with the cost of purchasing equivalent shades to help you decide if this is a sewing project you want to dive into!
More details coming soon!
Sailrite video with step-by-step directions for assembly of the roman shade.
List of materials
- Cord lock
- Cord adjuster orb
- Plastic rib
- Fabric lining
- Rings for orb adjuster
- Screw eye for threading cords
- Lift cord condenser
- Bottom weight rod
- Velcro loop and hook
- Grosgrain for reinforcing lift cords
- Lift cord shroud tape
- Spalted beech pulls from etsy
- Lightweight cotton twill fabric from Spoonflower
- 1” x ¾” x [width of finished shade] piece of wood for header, cut from dimensional lumber, pine
- 2” construction screws for attaching shade to window frame
- 1/8” drill bit for pre-drilling holes
- Recipe for beet and potato fritters seen during my dinner break:
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