One of our most popular posts to date is our DIY Valance for our office window. We started with a small awkward window, and using a fabric shower curtain, our window went from this to this, to this!
But, after getting in the new chairs we ordered, the valance no longer matched. Womp womp. Story if our lives. So since we had to change it, we decided to change up the the style as well. Without further ado, meet our new curtain, Sir Roman.
It involved a bit of measuring, but was very straight forward! We used a fabric shower curtain from Marshalls again, so this custom roman shade project came in at a total of $10!
For starters, we measured our window and determined we wanted the shade to be 50″x19″. For this, we needed a piece of fabric 52″x43″. Once we had our curtain cut, we ironed the whole thing, and hemmed around the entire square using the machine foot width as a guide.
Quick tip: To cut long pieces of material straight with minimal measuring, fold the fabric in half and cut along one edge. You’ll get a straight even line every time!
Next up were the cuffs at the bottom that make a roman shade a roman shade. We folded under the bottom of the fabric 8″ like this.
Then, made another fold at 5″ on top that.
All of the pieces should align at the top of the folds and that’s where we pinned! It took a lot of measuring to get both folds the same across the whole shade, but using a material with a pattern definitely helped.
Now, sew a straight line where your pins are, and you’ve got yourself some cuffs. (Make double sure to use thread that’s the same color as your fabric for this step for minimal visible seam lines when it’s all hung up!)
The last step is to make your rod pocket at the top, so we folded over the top about 4″ and sewed a straight line across.
We hung up the curtain and enjoyed a glass of wine sitting in our new chairs just staring at it and it’s bad self.
Even though you can’t see it combined with the chairs (lets get real for a second- were still working on painting our desk and there’s office stuff ev.ery.where. So you’re welcome for not showing you the mess yet) it definitely matches better with the new space. Got to love changing an entire room after making one chair purchase!
So that’s one of the things we worked on this weekend! $10 and an hour of our Saturday well spent : )
Courtney @ A Dash of Coco says
Super cute! A roman shade is on my list of things to make, I need one for my kitchen. I love the idea of using an inexpensive shower curtain compared to buying fabric by the yard.
Thank you! Fabric shower curtains are definitely an easy/cheaper way to go : ) Plus, if you cut your fabric from the corner, two of the sides are already hemmed for you! Good luck on your curtain!