DIY Relaxed No Sew Roman Shade

LAST UPDATED: Nov 29, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Nov 28, 2012 | By: Julie Blanner

Would you believe that I have lived a year without window treatments in our kitchen?  Our window was awkward – a partial bay window {2 parts bay, 1 part doorway to my office/sunroom}.  Not to mention the sizes are anything but standard.  I tried to appease my husband and just purchase, but not only could I not find anything that fit, I couldn’t find anything I liked.  I want our breakfast area to have a casual cottage feel.

Supplies:

Duvet cover
Tension rod
Ribbon
Pins
Stitch Witchery
Iron
Scissors

Before:

 
Step 1: I started with a duvet cover to eliminate sewing and doing very much stitch witchery.
 
 
Step 2: Think out the already sewn ends to maximize your duvet and minimize your “sewing” and cut to exact width – or two to three inches longer for a looser effect and your desired length.  Remember, you can always go longer and cut shorter later.
 
Step 3:  Create a small hole at one/both {if both are sewn} sides for your tension rod to go through.
 

 

Step 4:  Hang inside out to pin your stitch witchery on the side if needed.  I didn’t sew/stitch witch the bottom!  
 
 

Step 5:  Stitch witch, allow to cool and turn inside out.
Step 6:  Hang again.
Step 7:  Thread a ribbon just over the top of your tension rod and pull fabric up to desired height, folding unsewn edge under.  Repeat for the other side.
Step 8:  Adjust if needed, tie a bow and trim!

Each took about 30 minutes to do.  If you want to eliminate sewing/stitch witchery altogether {I don’t think anyone would notice}, you could knock this project out in just 15 minutes!

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No Sew Roman Shade

This DIY Relaxed No Sew Roman Shade is a great fit to any window. Give your window a casual cottage feel in under 30 minutes.
Course DIY
Total Time 30 minutes

Equipment

  • Iron
  • Scissors

Ingredients

  • Duvet Cover
  • Tension Rod
  • Ribbon
  • Pins
  • Stitch Witchery

Instructions

  • Layout your duvet cover
  • Think out the already sewn ends to maximize your duvet and minimize your "sewing" and cut to exact width- or two to three inches longer for a looser effect and your desired length. (You can always go longer and cut shorter later.)
  • Create a small hole at one/both (if both are sewn) sides for tension rod to go through.
  • Hang inside out to pin your stitch witchery on the side if needed. (I didn't need to stitch witch the bottom.)
  • Stitch Witch, allow to cook and turn inside out.
  • Hang Again
  • Thread a ribbon just over the top of your tension rod and pull fabric up to desired height, folding unsewn edge under. Repeat for the other side.
  • Adjust if needed, tie a bow and trim

Notes

If you want to eliminate stitch witchery altogether (I don't think anyone would notice), you could knock this project out in just 15 minutes.
 
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