How to make a Roman blind – an easy guide to making a practical window treatment

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  • A classic Roman shade is an easy and beautiful way to decorate your windows. Roman awnings offer a smart and very functional solution for shading sash windows as well as adding color and design – a great way to enhance your stylish pleating ideas.

    The difference between a roller blind and a Roman blind is the way it opens. Unlike roller blinds, which, as the name suggests, are lowered, Roman blinds fold smoothly, layer by layer. The design is stacked rather than rolled up, providing a more polished look when the ball is lifted. Our designs use liners, loops, loops and pins to ensure a clean, professional look.

    See our step-by-step instructions to create your own Roman shades to decorate any window in any room.

    How To Draw A Blind Roman

    NOTE: Please read the latest blind safety standards and regulations before starting a blind project. Visit makeitsafe.org.uk for updates

    what do you need

    • 2.5cm square louver wood strips
    • Hook length and self-adhesive loop closure sewn to the crossbar
    • main structure
    • flax mill
    • suitable topic
    • The length of the dowel is narrow, minus 3 cm from the width of the finished shutter.
    • Decorative cut or braid (optional)
    • 12mm . Plastic ring
    • 4 spins
    • Wooden blind box, painted as required
    • 3 lengths of rope, each finished blind width plus double length
    • wall mount

    Not sure how to measure?Watch our video on how to measure Roman shades

    1. Repair of shutter support structure

    Attach the rail to the window frame and press the self-adhesive hook fasteners along the front of the rail.

    2. Consider the size of the blinds

    Measured from the top of the row to the last drop, the top and bottom edges each require an additional 1 inch. Measure the width of the strip and add 1 inch to each side seam. Cut the main and lining fabrics to these sizes.

    3. Align your blinds

    With the right side facing up, place the main fabric on a flat surface. Lay the backboard on top so that the rough edges are snug. Knit around, then stitch the sides and bottom with a 2.5cm seam. Remove the latch.

    4. Make a pocket for the pins

    To create the bottom of the pin pocket, sew another stitch 6mm from the raw edge. Set flags. Cut seam allowance and turn iron.

    5. Create the folds

    Place the wrap on top, 5 cm from the top of the blinds. Mark the width of the blinds with a pencil. Divide the remaining length of the curtain into folds of 20-30 cm and complete the lower half of the fold. Mark each section with a pencil as before.

    6. Make a pocket to hold pins at each fold

    Cut 3″ strips of lining fabric across the width of the curtain for each pencil line. Fold each strip in half lengthwise and sew 1cm from the edge of the long duffel to the other end. Flip and click.

    Align the pockets with the pencil lines and secure them in place. The machine sews each long edge through any thickness, taking care not to wrinkle the fabric.

    8. Tighten the latch

    Slide the pin into the bag, tighten along the rest of the bag’s edge, and slide the pin into place.

    9. Add the plastic ring

    Mark the center of the blinds in each bag and sew the plastic loop in place. Repeat 5 cm on both sides of the shutter in each pocket (see picture).

    10. Top bezel

    Fold the raw edges of the main and base fabrics 1 inch behind the curtain, press and staple. Sew the lanyard loop in place, near the fold.

    11. Cut your curtains

    Cut the hem or braid to the width of the curtain and press the stitches in along the bottom edge. Hang the blinds on the bar.

    12. Additional Loops

    Thread the three rings under the rod, aligning each ring with the top row of plastic rings on the shutter. Twist the fourth loop to the edge of the rod where the rope falls and the blind use.

    13. Tie the rope

    Tie each length of rope to each loop, making three loops at the lowest fold. Then thread each wire through each top loop and through the loop, ending on the working side of the rod. Cut the wire to the appropriate length and attach the shade (add other colors of paint if desired). Attach the pin to the wall and use it to secure the cable.

    If you want to get tougher, why not start with our step-by-step guide to replacing windows?

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