How to Make a Roman Shade

One of the benefits of sewing, is the ability to customize looks. Decorating your home takes on new meaning when you can hand select fabrics and embellishments and then sew them together yourself so that you are in charge of quality. That’s why we love this video on how to make a roman shade by Sailrite. It takes you step by step from adding drapery lining all the way to adding hardware. This is a very thorough video tutorial.


  • Decorative Fabric
  • Drapery Lining Fabric
  • Thread
  • Wood Dowels or Plastic
  • Metal Dowel Rod
  • Velcro Hook & Loop 1″
  • Sew on Rings for Roman Shades
  • Screw Eyes
  • Cord Lock for Roman Shades
  • Leechline 5/64″ Dacron
  • Plastic Lift Cord Condenser
  • Screws
  • 2″x 2″ Wood Board

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