As promised here is a step by step guide to creating your own no-sew faux Roman blinds.
Mine are made with canvas dropcloth I had left over from my DIY Sink Skirt. I measure the window and cut the drop cloth 1″ wider than I wanted the blinds to allow for “hemming” the sides, and left a lot of extra length so I could play with the folds of the blinds. After I created the folding I trimmed it to allow for some extra length at the top to secure it to the window.
On the folds I glued both sides as well as the middle so it wasn’t droopy. My window is pretty narrow-if you are doing a wide window you may need to glue along the entire fold. Be sure not to glue too close to the bottom of the fold as well-you want it to balloon slightly to give the impressions of real Roman Blinds.
Now I tried to take a short cut and cut my blind fabric from a corner of the already hemmed dropcloth. This is a NO-NO! Don’t do it! The drop cloth is not hemmed evenly, please learn from my mistake or you will get a crooked blind like mine!
Other than the crooked side I love the way it looks. I never need functioning blinds in the laundry room because as you can see we back up to a natural area but leaving the window “naked” just felt a little sad. I’ll need to remake my blinds so they aren’t crooked but that’s about #20 on my mile-long to-do list! I hope you like the tutorial! Be sure to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, and sign up for my RSS feed so you don’t miss the fun!