Do-it-yourself Roman curtains. Step-by-step instruction

Today we offer you one of the easiest ways to make Roman curtains with your own hands. Why is this method easier than others? It is in this instruction that a mechanism is used to raise curtains from old blinds. These Roman curtains can be applied in any room in your house – they are universal, simple and concise..

How to make roman curtains: step by step

You will need:

  • old blinds
  • fabric for curtains
  • fabric glue
  • sewing machine

Step 1. Measure the width of the window frame and measure out a piece of fabric of the required size. Add 2 cm from each edge. Wrap the edges of the curtains and sew them. Iron the edges.

How to Make Roman Shades: Step by Step
How to Make Roman Shades: Step by Step

Step 2. Now we need to rework the blinds to our requirements – remove all horizontal crossbars, leaving the cornice and two ropes intact. Since the mechanisms in different types of blinds can vary, we leave the details of this procedure at your discretion. The main thing is that in the end you have 5-6 transverse slats and a cornice with threads attached to it at the edges. If you don’t have old unnecessary blinds, you can use a wooden plank (cornice), wooden beams (thin wooden tubes that can be bought at a construction supermarket) and two ropes to create a frame..

How to Make Roman Shades: Step by Step
How to Make Roman Shades: Step by Step

Step 3. At this step, you need to decide how many folds (or cascades) you want to see on the Roman curtain. In our example, folds are formed indented every 15 cm of fabric. Measure the height of the curtains and note the distances at which horizontal bars will be located. Next, apply fabric glue to the crossbars from the blinds and stick it on the marked area on the curtain. Repeat with all rungs.

How to Make Roman Shades: Step by Step

Step 4: Pull the ropes through the holes on the crossbars. When this stage is completed, pull the ropes through the holes in the cornice and fix it as it was on the blinds initially – only this way the lifting mechanism will work correctly!

How to Make Roman Shades: Step by Step

That’s all! It remains only to hang the Roman curtains by the curtain rod to the window frame or to the ceiling – and your curtains are ready.

How to Make Roman Shades: Step by Step

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