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Easy to follow tutorial for making your own Roman blinds

Create your own Roman blinds at home with this tutorial from Jen Duncan.
Create your own Roman blinds at home with this tutorial from Jen Duncan.
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Window treatments can be expensive. Especially when you need to make them in bulk. Basic sewing skills and a sewing machine can help you on your way to standards such as cafe curtains and drapes but if you are looking for something a little different check out this tutorial from Jen Duncan who blogs at What's New. When Jen went to a decorator studio about making Roman blinds from some fabric she had on hand she was overwhelmed by the price and decided to try to do it herself. Many successful shades later Jen has kindly shared her clever and easy to follow tutorial for making your own Roman blinds at home.

Here is what you will need:

Decorative fabric

Sunblock fabric (found at fabric stores such as Joann's)

Brass rings

Nylon cord

1/4 inch thick piece of wood (with a length the size of the inside of your window)

1/2 inch wide metal bar (cut to 1/2 an inch less than the width of your desired blind)

Staple gun

Screw driver

2 eyelet screws

2 regular screws

Needle and white thread

Gather your supplies and head over to What's New to follow along a great tutorial with step by step photos. Before you know it you'll be making Roman blinds for every window in the house. The full tutorial can be found HERE.

Check out Jen's blog What's New to follow along with her home decorating and crafting ideas. She also has an Esty Shop: Jen Duncan Originals.