Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Arts & Crafts: Do It Yourself: Lace Roman Shade

Recently my Mom brought me these delicate lace trims and fabrics she has been collecting for many years. Now that I am all grown up, I can have them! At first I hung this 100% cotton lace fabric as a plain window panel coming down all the way to the floor. But it was not working as it was obstructing the beautiful view of our garden.

After a bit of a brainstorming I decided to transform the lace into a roman shade of some sorts. I came up with ruching the delicate fabric with white ribbon, no sewing involved. Using the trick that my Mom taught me once, I attached a safety pin to the end of the ribbon and went through the lace measuring equal distance for each "stitch". Tying each strand of ribbon at the end in a bow, and gathering the fabric to the desirable length, I ended up with a window treatment that adds softness to the hard surfaces of the room and keeps the window view unobstructed.


  1. Wow - so simple yet so elegant!

  2. Well, They hung nicely with hem even across bottom. Also, The elegant thermal curtain provide a custom fit and stylist look at an inexpensive price.

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