Sunday, October 12, 2014

Faux Roman Shade

Another peek at a project for the Master Bath remodel.  We are in the home stretch of the remodel completion now and getting estimates for the new glass shower surround.

We are loving all the natural light bouncing off all the new white surfaces.  So, when Lynley pinned me a picture of a DIY no sew roman shade, I was in love.  

I measured the plain huge square window above the tub.  I used about 1 and a half yards of this grey and yellow P. Kaufmann fabric.  
I folded down the middle so the pattern would be exactly centered. Then measured my window width and added one inch to each side.  The shade needed to fit exactly inside the window space.  The length I just guessed how long I needed it to be with two folds.  

Does everyone love the wonderful stitch witch bonding tape? You just fold and iron.  I "hemmed" the sides and folded the top over and left one pocket for one rod and then just "hemmed" the bottom.  

A simple suspension rod ($3.00) to hold the pocket seam at top and two more to loop the fabric to create the layered shade.  

Tadaa!   Easy and about an hour project total!  I think I spent more time driving to Cutting Corners and browsing for the fabric.   OK - who eyed my bathtub cubby?  Love that little extra too?


  1. That looks fantastic! Yes I love Stitch Witch too. I have a couple of no sew curtains in my great!

  2. Oh, I love this! The fabric is so pretty and you've done a great job!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  3. This looks GREAT!!!! I love easy peasy projects!!!

  4. I love this project. I've made roman shades before and it has been very time consuming. I can't wait to try this method. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. What a great project. I am thinking of trying this in my lakehouse windows.

  6. Wow! Can't believe this is no-sew! Great job!!

  7. Looks terrific--I'm going to have to try this very soon. Pinning! Thanks for linking up at the Pretty Preppy Party!


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