What you'll need for sewing Roman blinds
You will need:
- fabric for curtains;
- hooks with a ring;
- fabric for padding;
- 2 wood battens of size 2,5x1,7 cm and 2,5x0,3 cm;
- round wooden sticks with a diameter of 0.3 cm (the number depends on how many folds you want to make);
- nylon cord (it needs to be longer than the curtains about 5 times);
metal bracket for mounting the Roman blinds;
- small rings of plastic;
- furniture stapler;
- locking hook for attaching the cord;
an Ironing Board;
- the tape;
- sewing machine;
- thread and needle;
- chalk or bar of soap;
If you want to hang Roman blinds in the bedroom, you can choose a dense fabric. For the living room and nursery, it is desirable to choose a transparent and thin material.
How to sew Roman blinds with their hands: step by step instructions
Measure the window and determine the desired size of the future Roman blinds. Add a length of 21.5 cm and a width of 10 cm Then you will need to cut out the main fabric and the material for padding. Lay the first face down, then make the foot rails with a width of 5 cm at the sides and bottom, outwrite them and deploy them.
Next, wrap the corners and also iron them iron. Again, wrap the bottom and side edges. In the end, you should get the angle with a bevel of 45 degrees. Repeat the same with the lining material, but the bends make a width of 6.25 cm
Then lay the main fabric face down on a flat surface. Put it on a backing material face up, sliding it into 5 cm higher. Both fasten the fabric with pins, sew along the seams (side and bottom).
Now you need to determine how many folds you want to do and at what distance they will be located relative to each other. To make the folds nice and assembled, place them at a distance of about 20-30 cm from each other. To determine where should be the lower wand-rod, decide at what distance from each other will be placed pleats. Then divide the resulting number in half and add to the value 1.
For example, if the distance between the folds is 30 cm, 30 to divide by 2 and add 1. You get the number 16. So, bottom wand-rod must be located at a distance of 16 cm from the bottom edge of the material. Upper wand-rod a better place at a distance of 25 cm (at least) from the top edge. Make a chalk or a piece of soap mark, where there will be sticks-rods.
Then you need to make "pockets" for members. Each of them should cut a strip of cotton fabric with a width of 7.5 cm Length of the tape should equal the length of the padding. Fold it in half and outwrite the crease. Fold the lapel 1.7 cm and also it progladte iron.
Place prepared tape on the lining fabric in places where you made the mark. When you do this, make sure that the lapel 1.7 cm against the lining. Then pin them with pins and sew the lining to the seam along the bottom edge.
Sticks-rods and bottom wooden rail sawed to the required length and insert into the pockets. Rail put in a pocket at the bottom edge of your curtains. Sew to each terminal 3 plastic rings – 1 in the middle and 2 on the edges (approximately 5 cm from the edge).
Cut the nylon cord into 3 equal pieces. Tie one end to the lower left of ringlet and pull the cord to the top of the Roman blind by passing it through the ring. The other 2 tie a cord to the Central and right bottom rings and thread them through the other rings.
The length of the upper wooden slats should be approximately 1.5 cm shorter than the length of the curtains. Wrap the remnants of the lining or the main fabric and secure with a stapler for furniture. Put the wrapped rack ready the curtain and mark with a pencil at the level of the plastic rings.
In the marked places screw 3 of the hook with the ring, attach the rail with metal brackets to the wall above the window. Attach the finished curtain to the rail and see if you are satisfied with its length. If necessary, shorten it and hem the top edge. Using the stapler, attach to the curtain rail.
Pass the cord through the screwed into the top rail ring hooks. Skip the first cord through all 3 rings, the second 2 and third 1. Then screw to the window frame fixing hook, which will need to reel up a cord to attach the Roman shade in the assembled position.