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Making Bamboo Roman Shades as Easy as 1-2-3


There are many things you can do to make your life easier… but making roman shades is not one of them! Making roman shades correctly is difficult. Unlike roller blinds, making them incorrectly can wreck your furniture and put your family in danger! So, to help people who want to make great roman shades but don’t want the hassle of doing it right—I’m going to show them how to do it wrong!

Do you want to make your own bamboo roman shades?

A woman who was tired of buying her roman shades every few months decided to make them herself. She purchased a few simple items she could find at the local hardware store and within a few weeks had a fully functional roman shade in her living room. It was a success, so she decided to do it again.

This step-by-step guide shows how to make beautiful bamboo roman shades for any room in your house. You will also learn why making shades is one of the best DIY projects you can ever do.

If you’re looking for a kind of design that is beautiful to the eyes, simple yet inexpensive, bamboo blinds is one of the best choices. It gives you a very natural look as well as a warm ambiance. Bamboo blinds can be handmade or you can just purchase it in native stores. You can also personally make your very own bamboo blind. Don’t worry if you’re thinking of budget and difficulty. You can work on this design without having to tire yourself out and this will not cost you a lot.

Making your own bamboo roman shades

Bamboo roman shade

In making your own bamboo blinds, you need to settle on different things. First thing to think of is the mounting board. The mounting board is important because it establishes how the shade will be fit against the windowpane. So basically, you really need to know how to install the mounting board properly in place.

Next thing we need to find out is what are the materials needed for the bamboo roman shades and what are their measurements. First thing you need is fabric and cotton lining.

The measurements should be at least 2 inches wider and 6 inches longer than the mounting board. It will be used to wrap your board.

You also need to know the ring tape, the polyester cord, metal dowel, other supplies and tools (e.g., matching thread, scissors, pins, sewing machine, staple gun, staples, and cord toggle, measuring tape). The different tools will be the ones that we will use in order to make our work easier and more efficient.

Roman curtains

Now, for the final step, which is putting up all the things gathered, follow the procedures below:

  1. Cut the lining and fabric according to measurement and stitch the top side of it while the edges are pinned. The bottom seam should also be stitched together but make sure that there’s a gap for turning. Press and stitch again afterwards.
  2. The bottom part should be raised up to 2 inches and you need to press it again. Use a ring tape to pin vertically the back shades side by side. Don’t forget to stitch the casing ends.
  3. Attach the shade to the mountain board via staple gun and let it hang over the board (front).
  4. Lastly, decide where you’ll put the chord. If you had decided, thread the chord via the vertical rings and thread it upwards. To verify if you had made a great blinds close-open the shade. If it isn’t that good, you can still make remedies for it.

Well, that’s the steps in making your very own Roman style bamboo shades. Practice and practice until you get the right shape! Remember, practice does really make something perfect. Good luck!

If you don't want to make them yourself, follow these tips

1. What is Bamboo Roman Shades?

Bamboo Roman Shades are an excellent choice for your home. They are very popular because they are both elegant and functional. The shades come in a wide range of colors and designs. They are made from a unique type of fabric that is light weight and very durable.

2. How Do They Work?

They are a new type of window covering that has become very popular over the past few years. These shades are made from bamboo and other natural materials. They are also eco friendly, and they do not require any maintenance. You can get them online or at your local home improvement store.

3. How Do You Install Them?

To install this kind of shades you will need to use a ladder. It is important that you have someone hold the ladder for you while you are installing the shades.

This will make it much easier to install the shades. Once the ladder is in place you will need to take the ladder down and then place the bamboo shades on the ladder. You will also need to attach the brackets to the ladder so the shades can be attached to the ladder. Once this is done you can then attach the roman shades to the brackets.

4. How Do You Clean Them?

When cleaning bamboo roman shades, use a mild soap and water solution. Use a soft sponge and a mild soap or detergent and gently scrub the shade. Don't use harsh chemicals on the shades.

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