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Roman Shade Tutorial

So a few months ago, hubby and I went shopping for some Roman Shades. We had five windows needing shades/blinds.  We were blown away at the costs! At roughly 180-200/shade (low end), we could not afford it.  Especially when you can MAKE one! And choose your own, fun fabric.

Time? My first one took 4 hours, my second 2 hours (once I figured this all out). My goal is for my instructions to make it 3 hours for your first one!

What you will need:
1 yard heavy/decor weight fabric (8-$20)
1 yard blackout fabric ($6)

I bought a kit that has apparently been discontinued, but no worries! (that explains the heavy discount) What you need is:
10 yards Roman Shade Tape ($9)
15 yards drapery cord ($6)
4 L brackets - 1.50
4 screw eyes 1.50
18 screws- 2.00
1 Cord Cleat- 1.60
6-7 wooden dowels, depending on length. = .50 X 6= 3.00
Mounting board 1 X 2 X (width of window - 1/4"). (Mine = 1 X 2 X 42.75")= $1

In your stash (probably)
matching thread
fabric glue (tacky)

That= $39. Get out of to…