Thursday, May 19, 2016

Good thing I have a lot of hair

or I would have been bald from pulling it out!

 As you could have guessed I am really not enjoying making the roman shades for my daughter. I have completed one except for hemming it at the top and sewing on the velcro to attach it to the header board. I still have to order the velcro, pull cords, and hardware.

All I can say is, "What a process...and not a fun one at that." Those videos online that say making a roman shade is easy have lied.....Just saying.

The thing I find the most frustrating is cutting out these huge pieces of fabric accurately. I have a big cutting table that is 60 in by 36 in, but the pieces are larger than the table. To top it off the fabric is a directional fabric and it was not really printed 100 % straight on the fabric. An all over print would have been much easier. Then of course I put my pencil or rotary cutter down and then can't find them.

I am out of the curtain business after this adventure.

Well back to work.

A little sympathy or encouragement will be appreciated.

Linking to Nina-Marie.



  1. One would think most of these home Dec projects would be a breeze compared to the complexity of our quilting ventures. But I agree - trying to cut these extra large pieces with the accuracy necessary is a nerve-wracking pain. It's enough to send one running to the nearest store waving one's credit card crying, "Save me from myself!" Is it possible that once you get this first one in hand, the other two will come together a bit easier?

  2. Hang in there. Roman shades seem like they would be a bit of a challenge to me as well! Hope you still have hair left when you are done. 😊

  3. I have a set of 3 sliding glass door panels together that needed a drapery. Argggg. Even though I only did side panels and an arched valance, sewing the trim to 2.5 times the width of that valance was a nightmare! It literally stretched through the house to keep it all from getting creases. Thank you, no, I will not do complicated curtains any more. I positively sympathize with you!

  4. Please, feel free to shed a tear or two on my shoulder. You are a very good mom! I'm all for pulling out a credit card for window coverings. Although in my past I have made pinch pleated drapes for two sliding glass doors. Good luck finishing your Roman shades.


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