When I moved into my studio, one of the first projects I completed was a no sew Roman shade for the window on the door. When you look through the door my desk is the first thing you see, and on that desk is my computer. So I wanted to make sure that while I wasn’t here, there was some sort of window covering keeping curious eyes out.
No Sew Roman Shade
Even though I have a sewing machine and can do basic things with it, I am much more motivated to create no-sew projects. I’m still a little intimidated by sewing because I just don’t have extra time to sit down and practice. So when I found Diane’s awesome tutorial for her no-sew window shades I knew it was exactly what I needed. She even shows you four different ways to use the same no-sew shade, I love it!
Diane’s no sew Roman shade has three tiers while mine only has two. If I ever decide I want three, I can simply add one more tension rod to the mix. Confession: I intended to have three, but I didn’t read carefully and ended up putting the third tension rod down at the bottom. Yeah. That doesn’t work. I know that now. *blush*
I’m going to show you a few steps along with the specific fabric tape I used, but I’m going to refer you to Diane’s tutorial as hers is just great. Use the link above, or at the end I’ll provide another.
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- I used Aleene’s Fabric Fusion permanent fabric tape and it ROCKED my socks. This stuff is awesome. I will use it for every single no sew project I have from now on! And no, this is not a sponsored post and I have not been paid to talk about it. I just LOVED it.
- I used Command Strip hooks on each side of the window to hold the tension rods.
First, and obviously, iron your fabric, then iron edges to create seams.
Place fabric tape under the flap of the seam, press down and peel off backing. Place flap over tape and follow instructions on the package.
I used a plain white cotton fabric as a liner because the quatrefoil fabric I chose was pretty translucent. I used fabric tape to attach them together.
Hang, open and close your no sew roman shade
With the fabric attached around the top tension rod, allow the rest of the fabric to hang and cover the window. Place the next two tension rods (I swear they are straight! The quatrefoil pattern is making them look wavy. Freaky!) on the hooks. Grasp the fabric behind the first tension rod and pull it upward, draping it over the rod. Repeat with the second rod. To close it, simply pull the fabric from the bottom until it’s straight down and behind the rods.
This no sew Roman shade was the perfect solution for my studio door and I’m very thankful for Diane’s tutorial! Be sure to get full instructions on her site, In My Own Style.
If you’re looking for more no sew projects, check out Madigan Made for this cute no-sew table runner, and The V Spot where you can find out how to make a no-sew shower curtain. Sand and Sisal has some adorable no sew napkin pillow covers that I love and Dollar Store Mom shows you how to make a pretty no sew fabric covered bin for organizing the small things.
More projects from my studio
I’ll be revealing the entire studio in a week, but meanwhile here are some projects that I’ve already revealed that were made specifically for the studio:
- My 4 Seasons Button Tree is one of the first things that people see when they come in. It hangs above the coffee pot and refrigerator.
- I just recently finished and hung my String Art Wall Letters above my fourth window.
- I had a dead spot in my flower planter boxes outside, so instead I started a Fairy Garden in that spot.
- The very first project I actually created here, before even moving in, was this No-Sew Stool Makeover, which I use regularly at my craft table.