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Teach Yourself Roman Blinds

Teach Yourself Roman Blinds   Our practical step-by-step Teach Yourself Guide to Roman Blinds (Roman Shades). This guide covers every stage of the design, planning, measuring, cutting out, making-up and installation processes. It provides detailed descriptions of the materials you will need and full illustrations to guide you. Even if you have never made blinds of any sort before, this guide has everything you need to know to create stunning roman blinds with a truly professional finish!

When you are ready to move on to more advanced techniques, the handy supplementary notes section will enable you to produce interlined roman blinds, to add stunning contrasting borders, shaped bottom fascias and decorative lower edges to your blind.

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Roman blinds are our most popular soft furnishings project - why not try your hand at making your own!
There are a few simple but important rules to follow when making roman blinds and our tried and tested step-by-step instructions and illustrations will help you to avoid common pitfalls and achieve a truly professional finish. This guide covers every stage of the design, planning, measuring, cutting out, making-up and installation processes. It provides detailed descriptions of the materials you will need and full illustrations to guide you. Even if you have never made blinds of any sort before, this guide has everything you need to know to create stunning roman blinds with a truly professional finish!
When you are ready to move on to more advanced techniques, the handy supplementary notes section will enable you to produce interlined roman blinds, to add stunning contrasting borders, shaped bottom fascias and decorative lower edges to your blind.
Our unique guide is great value for money and is provided as an immediate download after purchase, in Adobe PDF format, for you to read, print and re-use again and again. 
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Overview
Simply Furnishings' comprehensive guide to roman blind making has proven incredibly popular with our customers. These versatile window dressings offer you the opportunity to begin with fairly simple designs, while still creating an impressive look, before moving on to experiment with more ambitious design options.
As with most of our guides, Teach Yourself Roman Blinds is suitable for all levels of sewing experience and our step-by-step instructions are supported by illustrations to provide additional clarity wherever necessary. An invaluable set of supplementary design notes are also included in our guide, as are the instructions you will need to achieve any specific soft furnishings sewing techniques that we use.
Contents
Overview This guide will enable you to make and install interlined roman blinds, to add piping and confidently experiment with many other eye-catching design variations
Step 1 Plan Thoroughly
  • Understand the definition of a roman blind and how it works
  • Choose the right fabric
  • Consider the design
Step 2 Estimation of fabric and purchase of ancillary materials
  • Top batten
  • Face fabric
  • Lining
  • Rings, cords and screw eyelets
  • Dowel rods or slats
  • Interlining
Step 3 Making Up
  • Cutting out and seaming
  • Making the dowel rod/slat pockets
  • Lining the blind
  • Fitting the dowel rods/slats and cord rings
Step 4 Installation
  • Positioning and adjusting
Step 5 Supplementary notes
  • Interlined Roman Blinds
  • Creating contrasting borders
  • Shaped bottom fascia
Next steps
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