Make Your Own Roman Shade

10 steps to a new fabric shade for your window.
Project Tips

Roman shades are made from flat fabric panels that fold up, accordian-style, via a simple ring and cord system. Anyone with basic sewing skills can make these tailored shades.

Jump-start your shade-making project by reading our general directions. Then purchase a shade-making kit and supplies that meet your style and skill level.

The products without slats at the fold lines and those with a thick fabric base will give a softer pleat than those with a dowel or slat inserted into the fold lines.

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